New features of Mendeley Institutional

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
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The reference manager now offers more storage space and increased maximum group size.

The magic number is 100. From now on, the institutional version of Mendeley offers 100 GB for personal and shared libraries, and the possibility to create groups of up to 100 members. This allows users to add more documents to their personal space and, at the same time, work on and share references with more people. Please note that these changes do not apply to the free version, only the Mendeley Institutional version. To sign-up you will need to register with the email address, join the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya group and click the green Join this group button. You will receive a confirmation message in your inbox, which you simply need to accept.

Mendeley is…. a multi-purpose tool!

Mendeley is a reference manager, an academic social network, a PDF reader, a system for organizing documents, a search engine for scientific information, a program for generating bibliographies and a platform for disseminating the profile of the researcher.


What can I do with Mendeley?

Mendeley is a free reference manager, although there is also a paid version with advanced features. The UOC Library offers you access to the full service.

  • Reference manager: you can create a personal library with all your references, organize them however you prefer (create folders, add labels, attach documents, etc.) and import documents in various ways (with Web Importer, from an RIS or BibTex file, from the results of a database search, and also manually).
  • PDF reader: you can open documents in this format directly without other programs, underline, add comments and share them with other users.
  • Social network: you can share and comment on bibliographic references and documents and follow groups to keep informed of news in your field.
  • Create a personal profile where you can include your CV, publications, membership of associations, etc.


How do I use it?

There is a local or desktop version and a web version (in the cloud) which sync automatically. The UOC Library has prepared a tutorial on how to use this tool, from the registration process to creating a bibliography.


Who is it for?

The program is free and to access the institutional version you simply need to be a member of the UOC community.

This tool can help you organize your research, collaborate with other online users and discover the most recently-published documents.