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Research Support Guide for Law Postgraduate Students and Academic Staff

Research support assistance and useful library resources for Postgraduate students and Academic Staff

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network, and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Desktop is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux. Mendeley Web functions on all major browsers. Mobile versions of Mendeley are available for Ipad, iPhone, and Android devices.

Add Files to Mendeley

You can add files to Mendeley by:

Dragging and dropping a pdf into Mendeley

  • You can also add files by selecting the file and then clicking add files or folder. 
  • Another way to add files is by selecting the file and then clicking "watch folder" to choose a folder to put on a watch. Mendeley Desktop will now automatically add files that are added to that folder.
     

Export references directly from other Elsevier products such as Science Director Scopus to Mendeley by:

  • When reading an article click the export button then choose "Save to Mendeley"

                                 

Install MS Word Plugin

To install the MS Word plugin:

When installed the plugin will appear as below on Microsoft Windows:

Generating Citations with MS Word

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