There are two versions of Mendeley: Mendeley Desktop (currently in used by majority users) and Mendeley Reference Manager (in beta, and for people who opt-in). Please refer to the 'How Does It Work' box on this guide
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Zotero is a free bibliographic citation management software that allows you to save, collect, manage, cite, and share research sources. Zotero is available either as a Firefox extension or as standalone software that works with Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers. It works right in your browser, making it easy to save you citations while you search.
Use the Zotero word processor plugins to easily cite your sources and create a bibliography while you work.
Note: While Zotero is a free software, the Zotero cloud storage has a limit of 300 mb. Anything more than 300 mb, you would have to pay for extra storage.
EndNote is a software that:
Mendeley Workshop details:
Before you arrive at our class, it's important to:
NUS Libraries now has a subscription to Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE). MIE offers more storage space and more opportunities to collaborate with other researchers. From 2017, the storage space is:
Great! So how do I get these privileges?
Mendeley is a citation management tool that, like many others, lets you collect & organize citations, & then easily insert them into documents & format bibliographies. Drag & drop PDFs into your Mendeley library & it will grab the metadata to create a record. Painlessly.
You can highlight and annotate your PDFs and share them with others. Your collaborators can then also annotate the same document, with each author displaying as a different color.
Use more than one computer? Not a problem. Download Mendeley Desktop to as many computers as you want, then sync them with one click as long as you have an Internet connection.
Mendeley is social: create a profile, follow other researchers, create a network of people doing similar research. Discover the articles and journals that are trending in your field right now.
Create collections of papers. Make them public & share them with an RSS feed (great for class reading lists!).