Mendeley is a reference management software, an academic collaboration network, and a crowd sourced database with a unique layer of social information research, all wrapped into one.
Mendeley can help you achieve a number of things, including (but not limited to):
NB. Mendeley cannot help you decide when and where to cite a source in your document. To inform yourself on this topic, you will have to look elsewhere. One place to learn more about referencing specifically and academic intergrity more generally is the CBS Library Plagiarism and Academic Integrity guide.
To access CBS Mendeley Institutional you need to:
With the CBS Mendeley Institutional account you get:
Join one or more of thousands of Public Groups or start your own Public Group.
Create a Private Group and collaborate with colleagues by reading and annotating together.
Discover Readership Statistics about the paper you are reading.
Showcase your publication history.
Choose from one of 8000+ citation styles or create your own! (the link only go to the right place if you are logged in to Mendeley)
Drag-and-drop PDF files to automatically extract metadata
Enable the File Organizer to bring order to your stored file.
The Mendeley workspace straddles three platforms:
Desktop: For storing, editing, viewing, and annotating PDFs and automatically creating citation data from PDFs
Web: For access to saved research on the go, for collecting citations while browsing online databases, and for tapping into the Papers collection, the Mendeley crowd-sourced research catalog.
NB. Your Mendeley library syncs across platforms