Complete Mendeley Course for Researchers & Students
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 5 articles
- 2 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- 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.
- Basic knowledge of computers
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word
- Basic knowledge of citing and referencing, but it is not compulsory.
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.
- 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.
A welcome note to all students. I do hope that you will enjoy this course.
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.
In this demonstration video you are guided towards creating your own Mendeley account. Please create your account after watching this video.
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.
In this video, I demonstrate how to install the Safari web importer.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OK, you have uploaded a few documents, but did you know that you can read and annotate them as well? In this video I demonstrate how to open and read a document online, how to highlight text and how to add comments. I also demonstrate how to download and print the document. Have fun!