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What is Mendeley?
Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and contacts in research. Our software, Mendeley Desktop, offers you: Automatic extraction of document details (authors, title, journal etc.) from academic papers into a library database, which saves you a lot of manual typing! As more people use Mendeley, the quality of the data extraction improves. Super-efficient management of your papers: "Live" full-text search across all your papers – the results start to appear as you type! Mendeley Desktop also lets you filter your library by authors, journals or keywords. You can also use document collections, notes and tags to organize your knowledge, and export the document details in different citation styles. Sharing and synchronisation of your library (or parts of it) with selected colleagues. This is perfect for jointly managing all the papers in your lab! More great features: A plug-in for citing your articles in Microsoft Word, OCR (image-to-text conversion, so you can full-text search all your scanned PDFs) and lots more new features being worked upon. Our website, Mendeley Web, complements Mendeley Desktop by offering you these features: An online back up of your library: Store your documents in your account and access them from anywhere through your browser. Detailed statistics of all things interesting: You can upload your own publications to your research profiles, then track the evolution of your readership. How often are your papers downloaded? How often are they read? From which academic disciplines and geographic regions do your readers come from? Additionally, there are detailed statistics for each academic discipline and research topic. Who are the up-and-coming authors in your discipline? Is the interest in a research topic growing or declining? What are the most widely read papers on a specific subject? A research network that allows you to keep track of your colleagues' publications, conference participations, awards etc., and helps you discover people with research interests similar to yours. A recommendation engine for papers that might interest you, but are not yet in your library! Based on what you know already, what should you read next? Coming soon

Why should I register? Can't I also use Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web without registering?
A quick and free registration on our website (it only takes one minute, really!) is necessary to access a number of online features that really enhance your Mendeley experience: Automatic retrieval of document details, abstract, keywords for your PDF collection from a number of external databases, e.g. CrossRef, PubMed, Google Scholar, arXiv. One-click import from online bibliographic databases, e.g. ISI Web of Knowledge, ScienceDirect, EBSCO, ACM, IEEE etc. Networking and sharing documents with colleagues. Creation of groups public invite-only and totally open public groups. Synchronize your research paper library across multiple PCs and manage it online through a web browser. Access to research trends and statistics about the top papers, authors and journals in your academic discipline.

Is Mendeley free?
Yes! There is and always will be a free version of Mendeley. On top of the free version, you can also upgrade to our premium plans with additional features for a (very reasonable) fee.

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such as Arxiv. 3. also see What about Privacy? How can I synchronize my CiteULike account with Mendeley? Perform the following steps to activate document synchronization with CiteULike. RIS and BibTeX). title. Mendeley makes your research much more efficient instead of slowing you down. Click Update Profile to save this. you can easily import your existing library database. It does initially require a few minutes of your time. How does the automatic document details extraction work? The automatic extraction of document details (authors. you can change the privacy level of your profile in your privacy settings. See the How do I import my existing references from EndNote entry for information on importing references from EndNote See the How do I import my existing references from Zotero entry for information on importing references from Zotero Will my data be locked into Mendeley once I start using it? No. The extraction process is imperfect but we are working to improving the quality of the automatic extraction and the comprehensiveness of the data available on Mendeley Web. also see How does the automatic recognition work?). and you will always have the option of exporting it in the most common formats (currently. 2. Here's how it works: After you've installed Mendeley Desktop on your computer. statistics. and automatically synchronise your library with your Mendeley Web account. RIS files (the standard format of many academic databases) and BibTeX files. You will be taken to an activation message on CiteULike's site — confirm this action. scroll to the bottom and enter your CiteULike username. You will find this at the bottom of the form. Data Import How much of an effort is it to set up and maintain my library in Mendeley? We've designed Mendeley so that setting up your library is almost as painless as sunshine and kittens. the better the recognition will become. You own your data. Afterwards. http://www. Once your library is set up. The content. Mendeley has an auto-complete feature which starts to suggest author and journal names as you type. and allow any pop-up blocking messages displayed by your browser — if any.FAQ | Mendeley Which operating systems does Mendeley Desktop support? Can I set my profile to private and hide it from Google? Yes. you may have to correct some recognition errors manually. But even then. and article recommendations on Mendeley Web will be specifically tailored to you based on your existing library – no additional work is required. In the best case.) from a research paper works in several steps: 1.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . We're researchers ourselves. that's it – you can start using your library! In the worst case. The automatic recognition starts to run and extracts the document details (and as more people use Mendeley. journals etc. so we will never lock it in. so we know how important it is to be able to have control over your data. The contents of the PDF are analyzed and Mendeley tries to 'guess' which text constitutes the authors. but it's worth it. If better quality metadata can be found online it is used. The synchronization is now set up successfully. PubMed and CrossRef for more accurate data. that is EndNote XML. so documents you add to your CiteULike account will be imported to Mendeley automatically: On your settings page. otherwise the document details extracted from the contents of the PDF are used. Mendeley currently supports importing and exporting EndNote XML files. you simply drag PDFs into the Mendeley library. Then click OK. it's completely effortless. The accuracy of this step will depend on factors such as the complexity of the article's layout. You will now see your CiteULike profile page. highlighted. tag and annotate them.mendeley. This will take you to your Edit Profile page with a check-box displayed next to Enable Mendeley. Mendeley looks for identifiers such as DOIs and Arxiv IDs in the paper. Don't worry if you don't see any confirmation — this is normal. title and other metadata. You can full-text search all your documents. I'm already using EndNote or another bibliographic management tool – do I have to set everything up again? No. For more information. Mendeley sends the extracted metadata and any identifiers found to Mendeley Web which in turn queries various online sources.

enter a name ending in ". 3. you need to first export your references to an 'EndNote XML' file and then import that into Mendeley 1..ris" for RIS export and click 'Save'. From here. or disable. In EndNote select Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . select either Bibtex Export or 'RefMan (RIS) Export'. To do this. you and everyone else will benefit from this anonymous aggregation because it improves the automatic document details extraction. http://www. the check-box labelled Enable Mendeley.bib" for Bibtex or ". open and accessible to everyone. there is a box labeled 'Files of type:'. you'll need to install Mendeley Desktop onto the same computer as where you have Zotero installed. Also. and select the 'Text File' type.mendeley. this sync will be disabled. As a user. and checking. in that box select 'XML (*. Then go to File > Export. No one will be able to see the contents of your library. If you don't login to Mendeley once every 30 days.. or unchecking. unless you yourself choose to do so.. open up Mendeley Desktop and go to Tools > Options (or Mendeley Desktop > Preferences if you're on a Mac) and select the Zotero / CiteULike tab. allows you unprecedented insights into the statistics and research trends of your academic discipline. In EndNote. and click File > Export. you can also export references to Bibtex and RIS format in EndNote which Mendeley can also import. however you can choose to use an alternate Zotero database if desired. all of your existing documents from Zotero will be imported into Mendeley Desktop. unless you explicitly share it with them. 2. Nothing about your personal data can be inferred from the aggregated data. In the window that appears.. Once you've clicked Apply. How do I import my existing references from Zotero? Mendeley Desktop now supports importing your documents directly from Zotero. Once done. 4. Check the 'Bibtex Export' and 'RefMan (RIS) Export' options in the list that appears then close the window. just enable the checkbox for Zotero integration. select the references that you want to import into Mendeley.xml)' Choose a name for the file and click the 'Save' button Open Mendeley and click File > Add Files Select the file which you exported from EndNote and click Open In addition to the EndNote XML format. Mendeley synchronization by going to your Edit Profile page on CiteULike. Mendeley only aggregates document details and statistics from the individual users' accounts anonymously (see the illustration below). How do I import my existing references from EndNote? To import your EndNote library. In the filename field.FAQ | Mendeley You can enable. Data upload and sharing What about privacy? Will others be able to see my Library? No! We take your privacy very seriously. You can re-enable it by re-checking this box. Mendeley Desktop will attempt to automatically locate your Zotero database. and any future items you add to Zotero should find their way into Mendeley Desktop automatically. 5. will help to create the world's largest academic database. no personal information or data about your ongoing research will ever be published on your research profile. In the box labeled Output Style.

and that you can always delete it from our servers completely – no records whatsoever will be kept. How are the public catalog pages generated? These pages that are currently presented on our site are a prototype of article pages.com.. for which the author is paid nothing. or that a document requires correction. on-paper or on-line (e.000 journals surveyed over 90% are already "green" (i. you can send an e-mail to copyright@mendeley. Occasionally.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . The first of these two exceptions is irrelevant to the kind of self-archiving BOAI is concerned with.e. the author has been paid (or will be paid royalties) in exchange for the text -. ranging from crowd sourcing information anonymously from users.. When reporting content. please also see our Privacy Policy. copy-edited and accepted for publication by that journal. We're currently using a number of techniques to create these article pages. or paid. Many of the remaining 9% "gray" journals will agree if the author asks.. please do not hesitate to contact us.) Exception 1 is irrelevant [for this case. The author holds the copyright and is free to give away or sell copies. non-plagiarized texts is in general legal in all cases but two. sought. Exception 2: Where exclusive copyright has been assigned by the author to a journal publisher for a peer-reviewed draft. by self-archiving).) Of the nearly 10.e. For more details. As such. For example.i. We pledge to you that you own your data. 29% for preprints). Self-archiving of one's own. Am I allowed to post PDFs of my publications on my Mendeley Web profile page? Yes. then that draft may not be self-archived by the author (without the publisher's permission). in the vast majority of cases this is not a problem at all. (. To quote the EPrints Self-Archiving FAQ: Texts that an author has himself written are his own intellectual property. as this will allow for us to refine and improve our methods to see that the information becomes more accurate..the author may not self-archive it. they have already given their official green light to author self-archiving: 62% for postprints. the pre-refereeing preprint can always be legally self-archived.. we really do welcome any feedback that you may have. and no royalty revenue or author fee is expected.g. please try to include a URL to http://www..FAQ | Mendeley Should you disagree with this policy or be worried about something. and for the second there is a legal alternative. (.. If you find that a document has been included in our catalog that really should not be. which is concerned] only with peer-reviewed research. Exception 1: Where exclusive copyright in a "work for hire" has been transfered by the author to a publisher -. as he sees fit.mendeley. errors may result from the data mining techniques we're using to try and clean up the data we agregate due to problems the the primary sources themselves. to verification with external data sources where available.

you can upload files to which only a selected set of people have access to. Anyone who was following your public collection has now been made a follower of this new public invite-only group. or set of recommended or related papers. and you added some extra documents to that collection in your personal library. Depending upon what your needs are. who can share papers and notes.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . If a private group sounds right for your needs. don't worry. In private groups. Currently. you can read more on how to create one here. You can add other Mendeley users as members of the group. In public groups.These private groups are visible only to members. We have made a copy of the public collection in your library with the content that you had put together yourself before hand. updating document details and by annotating and highlighting PDF files.now any member can add documents. we have made that easy to do in the settings pane for the group. Each member can collaboratively contribute to this group too . Only you and the group members will be able to make updates to this collection that all of the subscribers will receive. these groups are only for creating reading lists. Files attached to documents in a public groups will not be available to the subscribers or to the other members. but each has an owner who administers the group. If you want to make these people collaborators in your group. There are three types of groups: Private groups . What happened to my old public collections? We have turned all old public collections into public invite-only groups. instead of emailing notes and ideas back-and-forth.Anyone can join and contribute to these groups.however as part of a premium subscription package. one method may suit you better than the other.These groups are visible to the public.adding new papers. Public Groups: If you wish to simply publish a reading list. Groups allow members to put together a list of papers and share notes. so we have kept your public collection in your personal library. and we have made a new read-only subscribed group for you that is following the new public group version collection that you used to subscribe to. you can extend the size of your private groups. you can drag and drop files into the group and anyone can subscribe to it to receive updates as and when you make changes. Private groups: Private groups are great for if you wish to share a document amongst your colleagues or lab partners. you may share and annotate a list of documents with your collaborators from right within your PDF organizer. We think they’ll be a great way to build community-driven collections of literature around a subject. http://www. Groups now also have an activity feed on Mendeley Web and in Mendeley Desktop. Open groups . private groups are limited to 10 members . How can groups help me share and discover research? Groups allow you to collaborate with your contacts or with any member of the Mendeley community. With a private group.FAQ | Mendeley the catalog page. You can also make the group totally open. public groups are ideal. or you can create a totally open public group that anyone can join. What are groups on Mendeley? Groups are a simple way for you to collaborate with your colleagues to create a shared collection of documents. Through the use of a public group. allowing you to keep up to date on new additions and discussions within the group.mendeley. or other Mendeley users. Private groups were previously known as shared collections. so you won't lose any information. you may create a reading list with your colleagues and make it accessible to anyone on the web. These work like the public collections in previous versions of Mendeley with one major change . along with as much information that you feel is relevant. These work like the shared collections in previous versions of Mendeley. If you were following a public collection. Interested people may subscribe to the list so they get notified of new additions. and they can help you curate a reading list. Public groups only share the meta-data of document items. Invite-only groups . How can I share documents on Mendeley? Mendeley currently offers you a number of ways in which you can share your documents with your colleagues.

and you can set the name.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . and open. You will see the same group creation form from the Mendeley Web.com. you can read how to create one here. or Public invite-only. Accounts How can I upgrade my account? To upgrade your account. please get in touch with us about our to get your custom Big Bang plan that will cover your needs .no matter how big. tags. To add more documents please upgrade to one of our premium plans. How can I invite more than 10 people to a Private Group or an invite-only Public Group? Adding more than 10 members to a Private Group or an invite-only Public Group requires a premium plan. and click on "Create Group". From here. some disciplines and the privacy level of the group. tags. you can select your newly created shared collection on the left. some disciplines and the privacy level of the group. If a public group seems to be the right fit for the task. Once done. a description. is used for your Private Groups. This will bring you to the Group Creation form where you can set the name. Groups? In order to have more than 5 of these kinds of groups you have to upgrade to one of our premium plans. From here. What's the Big Bang plan all about? If you need more than we currently offer in our Milky Way plan. your current usage of Personal Web Space. In the list of current members. please go to our upgrade page. In Mendeley Web. number of Private and invite- http://www. What’s the difference between Private Web Space and Shared Web Space? Private Web Space is used for your Library. Shared Web Space. How do I create a Group? You can create a Public Group in both Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web. on the other hand. invite-only which has a restricted membership list. which anyone can join.mendeley. How can I create more than 5 Private. you'll see a "Create Your Own Group" icon which you can click. How many PDFs and documents can I sync with my account? Mendeley Web accounts are currently limited to 1 GB of web space (500 MB of which for your library and 500 MB for Private Groups) for uploading PDFs and other files you have attached to your references. How can I downgrade my account? In order to downgrade your account. and then locate the "Edit Settings" button above the centre column. you can manage your groups's members. or public) and go to "edit settings". click on the dropdown menu of the person you would like to transfer ownership to and select "transfer ownership of group". Within Mendeley Desktop. What happens if I exceed my new account limits after downgrading? When you downgrade. After creating the group you can go to the Settings pane of the group to add members. locate the "Groups" header in your list of collections on the left. please send an e-mail to downgrade@mendeley. right click on the Group (private. How do I transfer ownership of a Group? In Mendeley Desktop. Shared Web Space.FAQ | Mendeley You can create two kinds of Public Groups. a description. first sign in and then click on the Groups link at the top of the page.

or upgrade your account. You will not be able to sync any new documents to Mendeley Web. and you cannot create any new private or invite-only groups. What happens if I exceed my Shared Web Space limit? When you run out of Shared Web Space. irrespective of what you have selected in the check boxes. The simplest way to migrate to another computer is to install the software on your new PC and then enter your account details when prompted after starting the program for the first time. You will never lose access to documents already on Mendeley Web. you may have more Groups than are allowed in your new plan. Your documents and annotations will then be fetched from the web and changes made on any PC will be synced to the others. the functionality of your account will be limited. HOWTO: Recover from syncing problems http://www. Clicking the "Empty Trash" button will trash all documents. What happens if I have too many members in a Private Group? After downgrading. Why am I still over my space quota when I have deleted files? Deleted files go into Trash and will still count towards your quota until you empty your Trash. or delete documents with attached files until you are within your quota. you will need to either upgrade your account. and you cannot create any new Shared Collections. See How do I locate Mendeley Desktop database files on my computer? for information on where to find the Mendeley data folder. First log in to both machines with the same account details and then copy your database file across from the Mendeley data folder on the first machine to the Mendeley data folder on the second. Select the documents you wish to trash and click the "Delete Documents" button. you and the other members of your collections will not be able to add or edit documents in your private or invite-only groups. Clicking the "Empty Trash" button will trash all documents. Mendeley will sync your documents and annotations with the web automatically. or members per Group may exceed your new account limits. You and the other members of your groups will not be able to add or edit documents in your Groups.FAQ | Mendeley only Public Groups. How can I migrate my data from one PC to another? If you have a Mendeley Web account. To be able to sync again. Select the documents you wish to trash and click the "Delete Documents" button. Advanced users can also migrate by copying their database file from one machine to another. you may have Private Groups with more members than are allowed in your new plan. irrespective of what you have selected in the check boxes. click the 'Edit Settings' button above the central documents list in Mendeley Dekstop. or transfer the ownership of one or more of your private or invite-only groups to someone else so that you are within your quota. or upgrade your account. What happens if I exceed my Personal Web Space limit? After downgrading. You and the other members of the collection will not be able to add or edit documents inside the Private Group. You will need to transfer the ownership of one or more of your private or invite-only groups to someone else. you can sign up here. you may be using more Personal Web Space than allowed in your new plan. As a result. Empty your Trash in Mendeley Desktop by clicking on the "All Deleted Documents" link under the Trash section. Note that only files which are synced with Mendeley Web will be copied across.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . or delete private or invite-only groups so that you are within your quota. See below for details. If you do not already have a Mendeley Web account.mendeley. What happens if I have too many Groups? After downgrading. You will need to remove people from the Private Group so that you are within your quota to be able to edit the group again. delete documents (or rather: attached PDF-files) until you are within your quota. You will need to either upgrade your account. Troubleshooting How do I empty my Trash to permanently delete files? Empty your Trash on Mendeley Web by going to your Library and clicking on the "All Deleted Documents" link under the Trash section. To change which files are synced.

Where the "log. We will get back to you as soon as possible. and the version of that.sqlite". In order for us to best diagnose what's gone wrong. please contact us by sending a message to support. please follow the corresponding value. Run Mendeley Desktop like so: . Linux: ~/.sqlite"./Mendeley Desktop/ MacOS: Macintosh HD -> «Your Name»/Library/Application Support/Mendeley Desktop/ If you have not entered an e-mail address into Mendeley Desktop. "john. 2. If you have entered your email address./bin/mendeleydesktop --verbose-log" without the quotes.txt" file is stored varies from operating system to operating system. A description of how the problem manifests itself.app 2. How do I locate Mendeley Desktop database files on my computer? Where your database files are stored varies from operating system to operating system. If you installed the Debian. please include them in your message.doe@provider.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . for example. You can browse its contents using the SQLiteBrowser tool (http://sourceforge.mendeley. the local database is a file called "«yourEmailAddress»@www.com. such as gnome-terminal or konsole. 3. enter "mendeleydesktop --verbose-log" without the quotes. Did it start occurring after enabling a particular feature or performing a certain action? (Go into as much detail as possible) If Mendeley Desktop displays any error messages. Open up an instance of Terminal. or Ubuntu package.local/share/data/Mendeley Ltd. open an explorer/finder window and navigate to: Windows Vista/Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Mendeley Ltd./Mendeley\ Desktop --verbose-log On Linux: 1. Additional note: The database is stored in SQLite format. In order to locate yours. http://www.sqlite". Navigate to where Mendeley Desktop is installed by entering: cd /Applications/Mendeley\ Desktop.g "cd mendeleydesktop") and then run ". Once open. Windows Vista / Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Mendeley Ltd. 4. To use this option in Windows: Create a new shortcut to Mendeley Desktop Right click on it. 3. try to perform a sync and wait for it to complete (or be interrupted by an error) and then close Mendeley Desktop. add " --verbose-log" For example. Close and run Mendeley Desktop using that shortcut To use this option on Mac OS X: 1. The database file containing information on the selected watched folder settings is called "monitor. your database file is called "online.sqlite".\Mendeley Desktop\ Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Mendeley Ltd\Mendeley Desktop\ 1.mendeley. the target box may contain something like: "C:\Program Files\Mendeley Desktop\MendeleyDesktop. and select 'Properties' Change to the 'Shortcut' tab At the end of the "Target" box. In order to locate yours.exe" --verbose-log 5. In order to get Mendeley Desktop to generate a verbose log file.com@www. your operating system.FAQ | Mendeley If you run into any issues when trying to synchronize Mendeley Desktop. Open up a terminal. you need to run it with the "-verbose-log" command line option.\Mendeley Desktop\ Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\«Your Name»\Local Settings\Application Data\Mendeley Ltd\Mendeley Desktop\ Note that you might need to enable the "Show hidden files and folders" setting in Windows Explorer's folder options to be able to navigate to the Mendeley data folder. you need to navigate to where you extracted its contents (e. or additional debugging instructions.app/Contents/MacOS/ 3. with instructions on how to resolve the issue.mendley.net/projects/sqlitebrowser/) amongst others. 2. If you downloaded the generic Linux tarball.com. please include the following information in your message: The version of Mendeley Desktop that you are using. How do I generate a verbose log file with Mendeley Desktop? Mendeley has a facility to generate to a 'verbose log' which includes all the data sent to and received from Mendeley Web during a sync.

if you enter more than one search term into Mendeley Desktop. Select this file. and will search for references that have Smith in their authors.local/share/data/Mendeley Ltd. contributor. publication: You can search amongst your references' journal titles or publications by using this keyword. you can do this by first opening up Mendeley Desktop and ensuring that you're logged in as the user underwhich the backup was created. first open up Mendeley Desktop and then go to Help > Reset Mendeley Desktop. Searching specific fields: You can narrow down which fields Mendeley Desktop should search for your specific keyword by using the following syntax. go to Help > Restore Backup > Other and navigate to where your backup is stored.. editors or translators.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] .\Mendeley Desktop\ Mac OS X: /Users/<Your username>/Library/Application Support/Mendeley Desktop/ Linux: ~/./Mendeley Desktop/ 2./Mendeley Desktop/ How do I backup my local database? If are simply looking for peace of mind. a USB stick. Just replace the field with one of the values from the list below. Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mendeley Ltd\Mendeley Desktop\ Windows Vista / Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Mendeley Ltd.9. you can specify where you wish to save your backup files. Copy this folder somewhere safe. Mac OS X: /Users//Library/Application Support/Mendeley Desktop/ Linux: ~/. author:Smith and name:Smith are both the same.. Now that you have located where your database file is kept. In order to locate yours. Restoring from a backup Should you find yourself wishing to restore from a backup that you created previously with Mendeley Desktop. editors or translators. against a keyword. field:search term. Once done.. Upon clicking this.mendeley.local/share/data/Mendeley Ltd. If you wish to confirm the state of your data on Mendeley Web before performing this. From here. by. name: You can use any one of these keywords to specify that your term should only be searched for within a reference's authors. title: If you wish to search amongst just your reference titles. and then click on the Library tab at the top. for which fields you want to search. You can manually create a backup from within Mendeley Desktop by clicking Help in your menubar. as opposed to a single word. it will remove all of the data which you currently have stored within Mendeley Desktop and then restart Mendeley Desktop You can then re-enter your log in details and Mendeley Desktop will fetch all of the data from Mendeley Web back into Mendeley Desktop.4. you can do so by performing the following: 1: Locate your database. and then by selecting Create Backup. How can I restore my entire library from Mendeley Web? To restore your library from Mendeley Web. You can use any number of these advanced queries within the search box in the top right of Mendeley Desktop. you can just wrap the search term in quotation marks ("). Where your database files are stored varies from operating system to operating system. Logical operators: By default. keyword: This will limit your search term to matching just the author's keywords for a document. or need to manually create a backup due to a problem with Mendeley Desktop. or another folder on your computer for safe-keeping. you can do so by using 'title'. For example. tag: Using 'tag' will allow for you to search amongst documents that have a tag that contain your term. You can copy this to another computer. you can log into Mendeley Web. you will want to copy this entire folder to somewhere safe. you can backup the database files that Mendeley Desktop stores. and follow the on-screen instructions that follow to restore your account to its previous state. please follow the corresponding value. it will search only for documents that match http://www.FAQ | Mendeley Note that you might need to enable the "Show hidden files and folders" setting in Windows Explorer's folder options to be able to navigate to the Mendeley data folder. author. What advanced search features are there in Mendeley Desktop? Mendeley Desktop supports a set of features that allow for you to perform much more powerful searches. To match a phrase. If you're using a version of Mendeley Desktop prior to v0. publication:"Science Weekly" would return all of your references that were published in "Science Weekly".

you can remove them manually using the following procedures: For the Microsoft Word plugin: Delete the file Mendeley-x.FAQ | Mendeley all of the terms entered. On Windows. select any options to Uninstall the respective plugins you may have installed.. For the OpenOffice plugin: Open OpenOffice. How can I remove Mendeley Desktop from my system? If you no longer wish to use Mendeley Desktop.x is the version number) located in the following folder %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP. How Mendeley Works Bibliography database Manage papers and PDFs Citation Generator Research Collaboration Research trends Open API About Mendeley Blog Jobs About Us Reviews Awards & Endorsements Spread the Word Become an Advisor Contact Us Download and Network Download Mendeley Search User Profiles Find Contacts Invite Contacts People Directory Install Web Importer Get Support Getting Started FAQ Contact Support Feedback Citation Styles Release Notes Other Upgrade Mendeley Terms Privacy Copyright http://www. ponies OR "small horses" would provide a list of references that contain either "ponies" or "small horses" as opposed to only showing documents that have both of these terms. or OpenOffice plugins you may have installed. For example. This will remove the Program Files directory for Mendeley Desktop.x. you can simply drag the Mendeley Desktop application from your Applications folder to your Trash. you can remove it entirely from your system by first checking that you've uninstalled any Word..dot (where x. and from the Tools menu.' and remove the Mendeley entry. one or all of the plugins fails to uninstall. On Mac OS X. You can change this behaviour through the use of the OR keyword. open Mendeley Desktop.x. you can now go to the Start Menu and select All Programs > Mendeley Desktop > Uninstall. By placing this in between two search terms.x.mendeley.com/faq/[12/8/2010 11:00:27 AM] . go to 'Tools->Extension Manager. Mendeley Desktop will present a list of results that satisfy either of the search terms. To do this. Note: If during the uninstallation process on Windows. entering horse -mare into the search box would return documents that feature "horse" but exclude those mentioning "mare". You can also exclude documents that match certain terms from featuring in search results by placing a "-" before the search term.

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