June 2019 Advisor Briefing Webinar: What’s next for Mendeley

Thanks to everyone who attended our June Advisor Briefing webinar, where we introduced some new features plus had a huge congratulations!

We would like to thank all the Mendeley Advisors for all your dedication to helping promote good research practices around the world.  In the first 6 months of June, Advisors have introduced over 10,000 colleagues to Mendeley and run 171 events in 102 countries around the world!

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You can watch the full briefing here.  

 

Mendeley API Version 1 is Out!

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It has been a long 12-month journey, and the path wasn’t always lined with rose petals and unicorns, but last week we did allow ourselves a small celebration as version 1 of the Mendeley API was released.

API Celebrations

The API team designed this from the ground up, working alongside other Mendeley and Elsevier teams as well as key external partners, who all helped to test it out and provided crucial feedback to bring it into shape.

Mendeley users have already seen some of the results of this work, with better, seamless integration with Scopus and Science Direct in features such as the Web Importer and Readership Stats. This is something that Elsevier is really supportive of, as it provides an open platform to improve and optimise the research workflow at every step. The API is a key piece of that puzzle and we’re excited to see the new innovative applications it will lead to. If you’re a developer, be sure to check out the Mendeley Dev Portal and give the new API a whirl!

You can read more about this in our dedicated Mendeley Dev blog, and about API’s in general in this Huffington Post Article. As always, don’t be shy of letting us know what you think in the comments, Twitter or just email api@mendeley.com

Mendeley users can now import directly from Scopus!

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We’re constantly looking to expand our web importer so that that it supports as many databases and formats as possible. In September we integrated full-text direct importing functionality from ScienceDirect, and now it’s great to be able to add Scopus – the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature – to that list as well.

Users can import individual or multiple Scopus documents (subject to entitlements of course) directly to their Mendeley Library. The importer also retrieves all the relevant metadata for the documents you’re viewing, making the whole process of searching and adding those abstracts and citations really smooth and intuitive.

The aim is to keep on adding functionality and features that make your research workflow faster, easier and more efficient. Please give it a try and let us know what you think!

Importing ScienceDirect PDFs into Mendeley

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We have recently improved ScienceDirect support with our web importer. This integration means that once a user has been authenticated on www.sciencedirect.com, the Mendeley Importer will recognize that they have the right to access full-text PDFs and enable them to download these directly to their Mendeley Library with just one click.

We understand that importing PDFs and references from the web is an important part of many researchers’ workflow. That’s why we’re aiming to support a wide range of journal websites, search engines, and will carry on bringing out many exciting new features like this one. Watch this space!

 

 

 

7 ways to add documents to Mendeley

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.Read More »

Mendeley’s one-click web importer now saves webpage snapshots

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NOTE: The web snapshot feature has been deprecated due to lack of use. (Updated: 13th Nov 2013)

I recently wrote a blog post about one of Mendeley’s great features, the web importer. Promising an update at the end of the last post, I can now say that the newest cool thing that the importer can do is save webpage snapshots.

What this means is that not only can you import references from an ever growing list of supported sites but you can now save a snapshot of an actual webpage in your library.

The web importer saves a static HTML file with an exact snapshot of the webpage you are visiting and, if available within the webpage’s HTML, extract any relevant metadata.

Given the growing need to cite from websites, the ability to store a snapshot of a webpage is definitely a great new addition to the web importer’s features.

I know I’ll be using it, how about you?

To get the web importer, visit: http://www.mendeley.com/import