Mendeley is a free software for citation management. It is also an academic social network, with web, desktop, and mobile interfaces that can be synchronized
A free account grants GB2 of storage and limits the number of groups that can be shared. You can upgrade to a premium account.
Mendeley allows us to:
A. Share sources, comments, and insights with others through Mendeley groups
B. A variety of permissions, privacy and editing options
C. Contact other group members on the group page.
Step One: Finding Articles / Books / Other Sources: Once we have located these, we have to move them to the source and citation management tool so that we can use them later
:There are several ways to save citations in Mendeley
from specific Databases
from Databases, Google Scholar, articles records in Journals,
Dragging and dropping a PDF file to your personal directory in Mendeley
From databases or other citation management software
Importing files saved as: Bibtex, XML, RIS
Opening an item record that is not exists in repository / catalog - web pages, reports, etc
Step Two: citing in the Word document and writing a bibliographic list - Cite while you write.
Once we have entered the items that we will use in writing the work to Mendeley, you can begin to quote them (in the body of work) and create a bibliographic list (at the end of the work). We do this in MS Word using the Mendeley plugin