Tag: Mendeley

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How to Optimize the Use of Mendeley Desktop
Introduction | Today I will be discussing another very important tweak in Mendeley- how to tweak and optimize the use of Mendeley. This will help to: Optimize Storage Space,Ensure Fast Synchronization, andReduce Internet Bandwidth/Data Usage When Using Mendeley. Mendeley is one of the widely used Reference Management Softwares by researchers, journalists, graduate, and undergraduate students. Occasionally, we encounter some issues (not a bug in the software per se) when using Mendeley. Three of the commonly encountered issues are: 1. The synchronization of Mendeley contents takes too long to complete- Poorly Optimized Mendeley Desktop You may have noticed that your Mendeley Desktop application takes a long time to completely synchronize contents between your Mendeley web account and the Desktop application. This process of synchronization is very important and serves to ensure the efficient and effective use of Mendeley. In other words, it helps to optimize the functionality of your Mendeley Desktop application. How is this so? Whenever you add references to your Mendeley account, you need to synchronize it. This can be done by either clicking on the…
How Use Citationsy- A Worthwhile Alternative to Mendeley, Zotero or Endnote

Today, I will be discussing on how to use a very worthwhile alternative to the other popular Reference Managers such as Mendeley, Zotero or Endnote. While the aforementioned Reference Managers are quite good and feature-rich, this doesn’t prevent us from exploring other alternatives that are equally good. Here at EduTechTainMent, we aim to provide you with all the available resources and tools you need to have a seamless, hitch-free and fun-filled research using technology. You would be spoiled for choice. Now let’s dive in.

How To Import PDF Files Into Mendeley Desktop
Today I will be discussing how to import Portable Document Format (PDF) files into Mendeley Desktop on PC. This post is being made at this time due to popular demand. In subsequent posts, I will be explaining in details, with step-by-step pictorial guide on how to make use of various citation managers like Mendey, Endnote, Zotero.These are indispensable tools which make writing out research articles easy and fun to do. They can be used to in-text citations, create reference/ bibliography, change citation formats depending on the publishers requirements etc. One can choose from thousands of citation styles ranging from Havard, American Psychological Association (APA), Vancouver, Nature, MLA, etc. These citation managers are so feature rich and realy simplifies the work. Just imagine having to do all the above manually.Now back to the topic of this post. Step 1: Create a new folder under Mendeley Desktop into which you will be importing your PDF files especially heavy ones like Textbooks. Click on the folder icon with a green cross on the top of the Mendeley Desktop window, just…
How to Install Mendeley Desktop on Windows PC
Today I will be explaining how to install Mendeley Desktop on your windows PC and have it up and running. I guess we all know what Mendeley is, if you don't, then read this post to know what it is. Follow these steps below:Step 1: Download the Mendeley Desktop installation file for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux 32 bit OS.Step 2: After installing the Mendeley Desktop application downloaded from the above link, the next step is to download and install the Mendeley Web Importer for chrome browser, Moxilla Firefox browser depending on your browser choice.Step 3: The last step is to install the Microsoft Office or LibreOffice Mendeley Citation Plug-in. This can easily be done through the Mendeley Desktop application installed in step 1 above. Open the Desktop application, go to the tools tab on the application and click on "Install MS Word Plugin". Ensure your MS Word is closed before installing the Mendeley MS Word Citation plugin.That is all. Start enjoying the use of your Reference Manager Software- Mendeley 
How to Insert Multiple In-Text Citations In MS Word using Mendeley
Today I will be discussing how to insert multiple in-text citations in MS Word using Mendeley. We can use Mendeley to insert single or multiple in-text citations when the need arises. It is quite simple and straight forward. Follow the steps below to insert multiple in-text citations:1. With your word processor application open (for example MS Word) type in words you need to cite from multiple sources, and then click on ALT + M key on your keyboard. This opens a Mendeley dialog box on your MS Word application.2. In the search bar of the dialog box, type in the name of the author or the title of the article you need to cite. When you are done selecting the article, click on the ENTER key on your keyboard. This chooses the article to be inserted into the MS Word as in-text citation.3. Repeat step 2 above again to select and choose another reference source to cite. Repeat the process multiple times to select multiple references to insert as in-text citations. 4. When you are done…
How to Generate and Insert Bibliography into Your Articles Using Mendeley Desktop
Today, I will be explaining how to generate and insert bibliography into your articles using Mendeley Desktop. This is so easy to accomplish with just a click. It saves one a whole lot of stress encountered when creating bibliographies manually. It also offers the advantage of quick and easy editing and reformatting to suit changes in bibliographic and referencing styles. In addition, it helps to ensure that your bibliography only contains articles you have cited in your work.To generate bibliographies using Mendeley Desktop, ensure you have imported articles/references you wish to use in your bibliohraphy into Mendeley and have cited them in your work using in-text citations formatted as Mendeley fields. If you are new to Mendeley, and wish to learn how to do this, read this post. follow the below steps to generate and insert bibliohraphy into your articles:Step 1: Ensure you have selected the citation style you wish to use in your article. This can be done by clicking on the REFERENCES tab on MS Word. Under the Mendeley-Cite-O-Matic box, click on STYLE to select from the…
How to Insert Single In-Text Citations in MS Word Using Mendeley Desktop
Today, I will be explaining how to use Mendeley Desktop for in-text citations in MS Word, Ensure you have Mendeley Desktop fully up and running on your PC . In addition, ensure you have carried out detailed literature searches and have imported the references/articles you wish to cite into your Mendeley account. Thereafter, follow the following steps to create in-text citations in your MS word document:Step 1: Ensure you have Mendeley Desktop installed, up and running on your PC, you have carried out a preliminary literature search and imported the articles/references into your Mendeley account. In addition, ensure you have MS Word installed.Step 2: Select the citation style you wish to use in your article. This can be done by clicking on the REFERENCES tab on MS Word. Under the Mendeley-Cite-O-Matic box, click on Style to select from the various citation styles in the drop down list that appears. You can decide to choose the APA, Havard, IEEE, Vancouver, etc citation styles depending on your choice. This will help to ensure your in-text citations are formatted according…