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Introduction to Mendeley

This session provides an introduction to Mendeley, a freely available application which enables you to manage and automatically cite references and produce a bibliography, and allows online citation sharing with a research community. The session will include a hands-on exploration of Mendeley.

Mendeley is a freely available, web-based, reference management, citation sharing and collaboration tool. It can be used to identify and store useful references, to connect with other researchers with similar research interests and identify what other researchers are reading. The Desktop version is available on Desktop@UCL and is also freely available to download. The Desktop version allows management of full text documents and automatic insertion of references in a Word document, including automatic bibliography generation.

The aim of this session is to introduce the features of Mendeley, looking at both the online and desktop versions. It covers creating a Mendeley account, adding references and full text documents to that account and organising and managing those references. It also looks at using Mendeley with Word, inserting references and generating a bibliography in a citation style of your choice. This is a practical session, giving attendees the opportunity to create and work with their own Mendeley account. Laptops are provided but UCL attendees may bring their own device and connect to eduroam if they prefer.

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • outline the main features and uses of Mendeley
  • address the strengths and weaknesses of Mendeley, including in relation to licensed packages such as EndNote
  • add references to a Mendeley account from electronic sources and manually
  • work with full text documents in Mendeley
  • organise and manage references
  • use Mendeley to insert citations and bibliographies in a Word document, creating in-text citations and a bibliography
  • synchronise the desktop and online versions of Mendeley

Location: Queen Square Library Training Room, 1st Floor, 23 Queen Square. Map: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/ion-library

If you have any questions about this session, please contact the Queen Square Library: neurolibrary@ucl.ac.uk.

If there is no 'Begin Registration' button below, bookings are closed for this session. Please visit the training calendar to view alternative dates. Courses may be cancelled at short notice if too few bookings are received, in the unlikely event that this course is cancelled, we will email you at the address you used to register. 

Date:
Friday, November 22, 2019
Time:
9:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Queen Square Library
Campus:
Queen Square Library
Audience:
  NHS staff     UCL research student     UCL staff     UCL taught course student  
Categories:
  Mendeley     Referencing and managing information  

Event Organizer

Kate Brunskill

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