At Mendeley, we want to fit into your workflow as seamlessly as possible. We recently posted an article showing you 7 ways to add documents to your library, so I’m pleased to announce that there’s now yet another way. Publishers such as Highwire Press, BMC, PLoS, Arxiv, Refdoc.fr and others have rolled out a “Share This” button for their sites, which makes adding research to your library as easy as sending a tweet. Read on to see how this works. (more…)
Archive for March, 2011
Tip 1: Give yourself a professional face with a Mendeley Web profile.
A brief sampling of researchers who actively use Mendeley shows the amazing effect that a complete profile can have. Among researchers who have publications listed on their profile, those with a picture and educational or work experience listed have twice as many readers of their papers, their profiles are viewed 4 times as often, and they tend to have 4 times as many contacts. With this kind of impact, isn’t it worth taking 5 minutes to add or update your profile? Just click the link to your profile and select the edit tab to get started. (more…)
New ways of getting your work noticed via the web has been a very frequent topic of our posts here. We’ve written about raising your online visibility, making your work more discoverable, and many other aspects of getting your work noticed online. That’s why it makes me very happy to announce that a workshop is being convened to discuss these very topics. At the 3rd International Conference on Web Science (14-15 June), a workshop on tracking scholarly impact on the social web has been organized. Read the post for more details. (more…)
We want to make it as easy as possible to get your documents into Mendeley so you can get on with your work. To that end, we have developed a number of ways to add documents to Mendeley. You can now add documents via Desktop and Web in 7 different ways. With so many options, there’s a method to suit any workflow. (more…)
Activate is the Guardian newspaper’s forum for industry leaders who are using technology and the internet to make the world a better place. As a winner at the 2010 Activate Summit, Victor was interviewed this year on using social technology to help academics collaborate and discover research.
We at Mendeley have now built one of the world’s largest open research catalogs, containing over 70 million documents. This is no small feat, considering we’ve only been at it for about 2 years, and we couldn’t have done it without you (nearly a million of you!). By bringing control of research data back to the community, we hope to make research more collaborative, open, and efficient. If you’ve ever thought, “You know, I really wish I could search the literature better” or “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could see how this idea evolved over time?” or just “I wish I had $10,001 dollars”, well, now’s your chance. (more…)
Mendeley makes it easy to embed publications in a public group on your personal website or other pages with convenient embeddable widgets. However, this display is very basic and many of you have asked for something a little more customizable. You have a few options, ranging from no code required to patching Drupal. I’ll be explaining the easy option and leaving the more complicated solutions as an exercise for the reader. So let’s get started! (more…)