Mendeley is a free reference manager for helping you organize your research articles and materials. You can access Mendeley from an online digital library on any computer, and from a desktop manager. It can be used to:
Step 1: Sign up for Mendeley
Sign up for Mendeley by visiting: https://www.mendeley.com/join
Step 2: Install Mendeley Desktop
For Mac computers: http://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/
For Windows computers: https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop-new/windows
Step 3: Install the web importer
The web importer for Chrome and Firefox will appear as an icon in the top of your browser window
Click there to add the document to your Mendeley library.
Note: The web importer for Internet Explorer may not work on some devices. The web importer for Safari needs to be clicked and dragged to your bookmarks bar. If you cannot see your bookmarks make sure you enable the "show bookmarks bar" option first. This can be found under "View".
There are three main ways for adding materials to your library:
1) Drag PDFs from your desktop into your library, or a specific folder in your library.
2) Use the Mendeley plugin from your browser to add the item to your library from the web.
3) Manually add the item from either your web library or your desktop library version.
If you've already added an item and notice that there are errors or incomplete metadata associated with the item, you can edit it through the details section.