Complete Mendeley Course for Researchers & Students
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Complete Mendeley Course for Researchers & Students

A course consisting of 30-90 second videos focusing on developing one skill per video.
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • build their personal libraries both on- and offline
  • filter their libraries both on- and offline
  • use the group function of Mendeley to network with other researchers
  • use the search tools to find specific references
  • use the filter tools to organise their libraries on- and offline
  • use folders to organise their libraries on- and offine
  • use Mendeley to cite in Word Documents
  • use Mendeley to create bibliographies
  • use Mendeley to change the referencing style of a document.
  • submit well-referenced academic papers.
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Basic knowledge of citing and referencing, but it is not compulsory.
Description

This course consists of more than 90 short videos (30-90 seconds) to train you to use Mendeley effectively. Although there are many videos, most of the students completed the course in two days! Each video focus on one skill or technique and the curriculum is created in such a way that you can return whenever you need to and find a specific video, based on a specific skill, quick ans easy. It is based on the coffee shop principle for mobile applications, namely that we want to do something productive with an app while we are waiting for a coffee in a coffee shop. You can complete the full course to be exposed to all the functions and receive your certificate for proof of continuing professional development. Return as many times as you need afterwards to find the exact video to train a specific skill. I do hope that you will enjoy these videos as much as I have enjoyed creating them.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Any student, faculty member, author, and person who wants to learn how to use the Mendeley referencing manager to cite references, create bibliographies and change the referencing style of their papers.
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Curriculum For This Course
92 Lectures
01:30:13
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Welcome to the Complete Mendeley Course for Researchers & Students
1 Lecture 00:48

A welcome note to all students. I do hope that you will enjoy this course. 

Preview 00:48
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Introduction
7 Lectures 10:38

Explaining the need to use a reference manager.

Preview 03:31


A short introduction to the three main features of the online version of the Mendeley Reference Manager, namely Feed, Library and Suggestions. 

A sneak preview.
00:57

The demonstration videos were made with the intention to be watched whenever you need to revisit the videos after completion of the course. Therefore, I have added soft music, a large mouse pointer, click sounds and text to accompany the screencasts while I guide you towards developing the skills to use the Mendeley reference manager. 

I have also developed written lessons, available at http://odel.co.za and click on the link Mendeley to see all lessons available. Have fun, I am sure you will use this reference manager for all documents that requires that you cite your resources. 

A 30-90 second approach to demonstration videos
01:50

A few notes to ensure that all of us enjoy the learning journey.

Good house keeping
00:55

A short introduction to the lecturer, Dr. Christa van Staden.

Preview 01:50

Filter

Introduction
1 question
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Getting ready for the learning journey.
6 Lectures 06:23

In this video, you are introduced to the technologies you have to install to use Mendeley referencing manager.

Preview 01:08

In this demonstration video you are guided towards creating your own Mendeley account. Please create your account after watching this video.

Create your free Mendeley account.
01:13

In this video, I demonstrate how to download and install the desktop application.

Install Mendeley Desktop Application.
01:10

This demonstration video will guide you towards installing the Chrome web importer. In the following lectures you will be guided towards installing the web importers for Safari and Firefox, but I do recommend using Chrome when you want to import references from websites such as Google scholar. Both are Google products; therefore, web importing is a much smoother process when you use Chrome when you surf the internet to find literature. 

Install Chrome web importer.
00:52

In this video, I demonstrate how to install the Safari web importer.

Preview 00:55

If you are a Firefox fan, you can import this web importer. However, I am recommending using Chrome since documents are not quickly since between Firefox and Mendeley.

Install the Firefox web importer.
01:05

Installing the tools

Installing the tools.
1 question
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Time to learn from your peers
7 Lectures 06:26

I have created this group so that you can practice and develop skills needed to work effectively in Mendeley groups. Please join the group.

Join our Mendeley group.
00:52

In this video, I demonstrate how to use the feed to stay up to date with what is happening in our Mendeley group.

Using the feed tab to stay up to date with groups
00:36

In this video I demonstrate how you can access our Arendsig Akademie Mendeley Training group when you are using Mendeley online.

Access our Mendeley group when you are online.
01:01

In this video I demonstrate how you can access our group when you are using the desktop application offline.

Access our Mendeley group when you are using the desktop application offline.
00:49

My research shows the power of informal learning; therefore, I have created a Facebook group where you can learn from your peers. In this video I demonstrate how to find and join this private group. Please use it effectively.

Join our Facebook group.
01:07

An assignment requiring of students to reflect on the learning that happened in groups.

Learning Task 1: Reflect on peer learning
00:53

Did you become a member of the informal learning spaces?

Team membership
1 question
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Methods to build your personal library online.
8 Lectures 10:47

In this section, you will learn how to build your personal library when you are online. My favourite is to drag and drop documents from my own computer, but Google Scholar and Mendeley suggestions are also favourites. I would like to know which of these methods you favour. Please discuss it with the others in the Facebook group. I will meet you there.

Methods to build your personal library online.
01:12

In this video I demonstrate how you can import a document from your computer online into you personal library.

Import a document from your computer.
00:35

It is so frustrating if references are incomplete; therefore one of the best practices you need to develop is to take time to edit a reference as soon as it has been uploaded into your personal library. 

If you follow this route, your bibliographies will be perfect. If not, you will edit reference later or you will have to manually edit your citations and bibliographies after being inserted into documents. I know it does require some effort but it is worthwhile.

Edit an incomplete reference immediately.
01:56

In this video I demonstrate how you drag and drop online a reference from your computer into your personal library. To ensure that you understand the need to edit a reference as soon as you have added it to your library, I demonstrate again how you edit a reference after you have added it to your library. 

Drag, drop and edit a reference online.
02:01

One of the most wonderful features is that Mendeley allows you to find and import references directly from Google scholar. In this video I demonstrate how easily it is to import references with attached PDF's as well as those without attached PDFs. 

A best practice is to check if the references were imported!

Use Google scholar to find and import references online.
01:47

In this video I demonstrate how you can add references manually in your personal library while you are online. Please note that, as soon as you select a type of reference, certain fields open. Make sure that you provide as much details as possible since these details are important when you use Mendeley for citations and bibliographies. 

Preview 02:06

Mendeley loves helping us to build our personal libraries. As soon as you have added some references, Mendeley can suggest related literature. In this video I demonstrate how you can use these suggestions to build your library online.

Use Mendeley's suggestions to expand your library online.
00:57

Learning Task 2: Build your library online
00:13

Methods to build personal library online

Building your personal library online
1 question
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Build you personal library offline.
11 Lectures 07:12
Methods to build your personal library offline.
01:30

In this video I demonstrate how you can use the top menu of the desktop application to import a document offline into your personal library. 

Import documents via top menu.
00:34

In this video I demonstrate how you to use the icon to import a document offline into your personal library.

Import documents via icon.
00:38

In this video I demonstrate how to drag and drop documents offline into your personal library. Use this skill to add a document to your own personal library.

Drag and drop documents in your library.
00:35

You can create a watch folder on your computer where you add all new documents. The content of this folder will be automatically imported into your personal library. In this video I demonstrate how to create such a watch folder. 

At the end of this video you have to create a watch folder on your own computer.

Create a watch folder to add documents automatically.
00:52

In this video I demonstrate how a document added to a watch folder is imported automatically. At the end of this lesson, you have to add a document to your own watch folder and ensure that it was imported in your library.

Add documents to the watch folder.
00:44

In this video, I demonstrate how you use the top menu to add documents offline to your personal library.

Add references manually via the top menu.
00:36

In this video, I demonstrate how you can use the icon to add documents offline to your personal library. 

Add references manually via the icon.
00:38

Mendeley is busy working on the idea to make suggestions even when you are offline. In this video, I demonstrate where the function is located, but it is not yet available. If it is in operation before I have changed this video, please let me know via the Questions and Answers tab at the bottom of the page for this video.

Use Mendeley's suggestions (coming).
00:25

Mendeley automatically syncs with your online library when you open the desktop application. However, it might be necessary to sync manually if you see that some of the references does not show offline in your personal library. In this video I demonstrate how to sync your personal library manually when you are using the desktop application.

Preview 00:32

Learning Task 3: Build your desktop library.
00:08

I have demonstrated how you can build your personal library both on- and offline. Now, I need to know if you did understand that there are some differences in the methods you can use to build your library.

Building your personal library on- and offline.
3 questions
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Organise your library
6 Lectures 04:48

In this video I demonstrate how to create folders to organise your library online.

Create a folder online.
00:53

In this video I demonstrate how you can use the icon to add references online to a folder in your personal library.

Use the icon to add references online to a folder.
00:47

In this video I demonstrate how to drag and drop references online into a folder in your personal library.

Drag and drop references online into a folder.
00:38

You can also add references to folders when you are using the desktop application. In this video, I am demonstrating how to create folders when you are offline.

Create folders offline.
00:45

The desktop application allows you to drag and drop references in a folder. In this video I am demonstrating how to drag and drop documents in a folder when you are using the desktop application.

Drag and drop references offline in a folder.
00:39

Downloaded and installed the necessary tools.

Organise your library.
1 question
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Methods to filter your personal library when you are online.
10 Lectures 05:47
Methods to filter your library online.
01:24

In this video I demonstrate how to filter your library online to find your favourite references. A best practice would be to mark your favourite literature.

Finding your favourite references.
00:37

In this video I demonstrate how you can filter your library online to find your own publications.

Finding your own publications.
00:22

In this video I demonstrate how you can filter your library online to find the literature you have recently read. In order to be effective, a best practice would be to add literature to thsi folder as soon as you have read it.

Finding literature you have read recently.
00:31

Mendeley can filter your library according to the references you have recently added. In this video I show you how to find the literature you have added recently.

Finding references you have added recently.
00:31

You can filter your library according to the newest additions to your library. In this video I demonstrate how you filter the library according to the newest added references.

Filter online from newest to oldest added references
00:35

You can also ask Mendeley to sort your references since you have started using the technology. In this video I show you how to find the oldest added references.

Finding the first references added to your library.
00:37

In this video I demonstrate how you can sort your library online from a-z.

Sorting references from A-Z.
00:28

In this video I demonstrate how references in your online library can be sorted from z-a.

Sorting references from Z-A.
00:28

Learning task 4: Methods to filter online library
00:14

Filter library offline.

Filter library online
1 question
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Filter your desktop library offline.
11 Lectures 06:52
Filter your desktop library
01:18

In this video I demonstrate how to filter your desktop library to find the recently added references.

Find the references you have recently added.
00:36

Your desktop applications also allows you to filter references according to the one you have recently read. In this video I show you how to find the ones you have recently read. Remember, you have to add to this folder after you have read it.

Find the literature you have recently read.
00:34

In this video I demonstrate how to find your favourite references offline.

Find your favourite literature.
00:42

You can filter your library offline to show only your own publications. Remember, you have to add your work to this folder. In this video I demonstrate how you can find your work in your desktop library.

Find your own publications.
00:28

Mendeley imports literature with author keywords as well. In this video I show you how to filter your desktio library according to author keywords.

Find references according to author keywords
00:30

Mendeley can sort your library according to the last names of authors. In this video I show you how to filter your library so that you can find a specific author easily. 

Find references according to the names of the authors.
00:38

I have showed you how to add tags when you import literature. In this video I demonstrate how to filter your library according to keywords so that you can find the references you have tagged.

Find references according to your tags.
00:37

In this video I demonstrate how to filter your desktop library according to publications so that you can find all the references that were published in a specific journal etc.

Preview 00:36

In this video I demonstrate how to find and sort unsorted references when you are using your desktop library.

Find and sort unsorted references offline
00:42

Learning Task 5: Filter library offline
00:11

Methods for filtering your library on- and offline differs. In the previous two sections I have demonstrated the methods. How well did you understand the differences?

Filtering your library on- and offline.
5 questions
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Using the search functions
5 Lectures 04:01
Using the search functions
01:00

In this video I demonstrate various methods to search for a specific reference in your online library.

Search for a specific reference online.
00:51

In this video I demonstrate various methods to search for a specific reference in your desktop library.

Search for a specific reference offline.
00:38

You can search the Mendeley catalogue to find papers. In this video I demonstrate how to use the search tab to find papers.

Use the search tab to find more papers.
00:36

Mendeley allows you to search related literature when you are offline as well. In this video I demonstrate how you can use this function to find related literature and add it offline to your personal library.

Search and add related literature in Mendeley's catalogue.
00:56

Search
1 question
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About the Instructor
Christa van Staden
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Educational consultant and researcher

<p>I am a born educator and love teaching. I hold a PhD in Science and Technology Education and am an experienced researcher, lecturer and academic. I am the Managing Editor of the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR) and the director of my own startup training company registered as Arendsig Academy. I believe technologies improve the quality of life and am always busy investigating how I can use it to improve the quality of my work. The main reason for developing this Udemy course was to develop a cost-effective professional development activity that can improve the work of academics and researchers <-/p>