Now it's your turn: Free-for-all Mendeley Webinars

After the recent Webinars for CGIAR, we are happy to announce two free-for-all Webinars open to the general public. On Tuesday (February 23rd, 5:00 pm GMT) and Wednesday (February 24th, 9:30 pm GMT) Victor Henning, our director and co-founder and William Gunn, Community Liaison will demonstrate Mendeley’s collaborative features. There will be time for a Q&A session as well as a chance for you to share your experiences with Mendeley. To join, just pick one of the two webinars and pop over to the registration page to sign up.

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Date: Tuesday, February 23rd 2010
Time: 5:00 pm GMT
Presenter: William Gunn

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Date: Wednesday, February 24th 2010
Time: 9:30 am GMT
Presenter: Victor Henning

You’re a Mendeley power-user already? Then why not share this info with your friends and colleagues that are still looking for a free tool to manage their references and papers? They’ll thank you…

By popular demand: teaching materials

Since many of you have asked for it (and because we thought it was a good idea anyway), we’ve increased our efforts in developing support and documentation materials for Mendeley. For example, some users (especially librarians) wanted to give a presentation about Mendeley at their institution, or asked for some written documentation about how to use Mendeley.

Currently, we are working on both a new support section and on some updated about pages. Today however, as a little appetizer, we proudly present our new and fresh teaching materials! You can use them to learn more about Mendeley’s features, or you can use them to spread the word about Mendeley by giving a presentation at your institution or department/lab by simply forwarding the materials to your colleagues, other researchers, and students.

  • Getting Started Guide: The Getting Started Guide shows you how to use Mendeley’s basic features. It is also bundled together with each Mendeley Desktop installation. You can download the document here (size: 1 MB).
  • Teaching Presentation: You can spread the word about Mendeley at your institution using our Teaching Presentation (feel free to adapt the presentation to your needs). It shows both Mendeley’s vision and how to use the features of Mendeley Desktop and Web. Get the Adobe PDF (size: 4 MB) or the Powerpoint PPT (size: 22 MB) file.
  • Mendeley Fact Sheet: For a quick overview of Mendeley’s features, have a look at our Fact Sheet. On just two pages, it describes what Mendeley is, and it’s easy to forward. You can download the Fact Sheet here (size: 2 MB).
  • Mendeley Poster: Finally, didn’t you dream of having a Mendeley poster next to your Albert Einstein one? Here it is, put it on your wall or the notice board of your university. Enjoy it here (A4, size: 0.5 MB) or download the larger one (A3, size: 1 MB).

Soon, you’ll also be able to download these teaching materials from our updated web pages. A big thank you to Aladin, one of our great Mendeley interns, and Ricardo, one of our community liaisons!