Documentation:Research Commons/Citation Management/Mendeley

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Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and research contacts. The website version was modeled after Last.fm, the social networking music site; it incorporates social features into the academic process and allows users to share references with other users or groups, share new research, discover research trends, and get recommendations based on one's interests.

One of the new features in Mendeley is the ability to add your institution’s openURL resolver into your settings so when you are off-campus you can go straight from a record in Mendeley to your library’s digital collections rather than the circuitous route to the library’s webpages to then search for the article. The UBC OpenURL Resoulvers is: http://gw2jh3xr2c.search.serialssolutions.com/. Visit Mendeley blogs to see how you can add the UBC OpenURL to your Mendeley account.


The Research Commons team offers monthly 2-hour workshops to get you started with Mendeley. In these hands-on workshops, you'll learn how to import and organize your research citations and format your bibliographies in the citation style of your choice. You'll leave the workshops with a basic database of research citations and the skills to build on it.


NOTICE: Systematic downloading or harvesting articles, citations, metadata (e.g. using citation managers such as EndNote or Zotero) is strictly prohibited. (You must contact lib-license@lists.ubc.ca. Permission is required or a Text and Data Mining Package should be purchased.)


To view upcoming workshops and to register for a session, visit the Library Workshops and Events Calendar and search for Mendeley.


Workshop Materials

Instructional Videos