Mendeley is a programme which allows you to save and annotate files, such as PDF files of articles, reports etc., as well as Word files. Citations to articles can be processed in Word. You can also collaborate in groups in Mendeley, privately or publicly, and share documents. Mendeley consists of two parts: Mendeley Web and Mendeley Desktop. You can enter literature references in both. Adding and annotating files can be done via Mendeley Desktop only.
Next to Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero are available as citation managers. See the overview of pros and cons for each of these tools.
If you created your account on a UvA computer or while connected to UvAvpn, you will automatically have access to Mendeley Institutional Edition. You can use this to create an unlimited number of private groups with max. 100 members. The shared storage space is expanded to 100GB.
If you created an account outside the IP range of the UvA, this will be automatically upgraded to the Institutional Edition as soon as you have an internet connection on a UvA computer or with UvAvpn. Should it prove necessary, contact Noor Breuning.
Do you have a RefWorks account and would you like to try Mendeley? You can do this by importing your RefWorks citations into Mendeley:
If you would like to switch to Mendeley, you can import all your RefWorks citations folder by folder into Mendeley.