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Mendeley: Sharing

Learn how to use the bibliographic management tool Mendeley to organize citations, format bibliographies & citations, and more.

Groups

Share your references with others by creating a Group. In Mendeley there are three types of Groups:

1. Private

With the free Mendeley account you can only have 1 private group, with up to 3 people in it. This allows you to create shared reading lists and share PDFs. It is worth noting though that any annotations made in a PDF cannot be viewed by the entire group in their libraries, only by the person who made the annotations.

2. Invite Only

This option allows you to share references with a group. The public can follow the group, but cannot join, edit, or add citations to it.

3. Open

With this option anyone in Mendeley can add to it, sharing references.

Creating a Group

To create a group click on Create Group in your Mendeley Desktop then select the type of Group you wish to create and name it.

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Once you have added the group you can click on it to manage it, which includes adding members.