Are you advising Master Theses?

Well, I am. Currently I have six students writing their master thesis under my supervision, and if you’ve ever done this before, then you know the amount of work that goes into that job. Especially when you have to compile and distribute literature lists to each of the students, it can be quite a hassle to pluck this list from your own pool of references – depending on how well you’ve organized your library. In the end you want to have an up-to-date list of references which you can give to the student, and you also want your student to be able to directly use and analyze these references for his own work.

This is, again, one of the day-to-day problems of researchers that we’re aiming to solve with Mendeley. In Mendeley, you’ll be able to just set up document groups according to the different topics you are currently researching, and drag & drop references from your library into these groups. You could then either export a formatted list or, even better, give the student access to this group so that he would be able to import this information into his Mendeley account and start building up his own library. And every time you add a new reference to one these shared groups, your student will see this new reference in his library as well.

Obviously, this would also make the lives of research groups easier. I believe we could figure out plenty of additional scenarios which make sense in this context. If you have some ideas, just send us an e-mail and let us know!