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Getting Started with Mendeley: Organize Your Research

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. You can use it to collect references and the associated PDFs, when the PDF is avai

Using Folders to Organize Your Mendeley Library

You can use Folders to organize your documents in whatever collections make sense to you.

Documents can be in more than one folder. Look for the Create Folder button at the top of Mendeley Desktop or Mendeley Web.

You can assign tags to each document in your Library and use these tags to help to locate and organize documents.

You can also use the star icon to mark favorite documents, and mark documents as read or unread using the green circle.

This video (from 2011) provides a good overview of how to navigate and organize your Mendeley Library:

Organizing Your Library (Mendeley Minute)

Creating Folders and Subfolders in Mendeley