Tag Archives: Mendeley


Exporting from Mendeley?

Angry Man with Sign PhotoAs has been widely reported, the reference manager Mendeley was recently purchased for roughly $69 million by Elsevier, the Dutch publishing behemoth. Though we often suggest Zotero as a way to organize and cite research material, we have favorably recommended Mendeley as well. I even used Mendeley’s iPad app until the Zotero-based Zotpad was released.

But now that Elsevier—whose business practices have raised concern from open access advocates—owns Mendeley, there has been a backlash against …


Update to Mendeley: Institutional Edition

Logo-Vertical-2010-largeReference manager Mendeley is no stranger to ProfHacker; we’ve covered it previously here, here, here, and here. (And full disclosure: it’s my tool of choice for managing references.) The company has recently announced a significant update to the program that we think ProfHacker readers will want to know about.

Mendeley has released a new institutional edition that will allow participating colleges and universities to aggregate their users under one digital roof, not unlike institutional subscri…


Columbia University and Mendeley Join Forces for Citation Style Language Editor

Mendeley 960x800Here at ProfHacker we’ve posted previously (including here and here) about Mendeley as a useful tool for managing bibliographic reference information. The company just announced a project with Columbia University, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to develop a Citation Style Language (CSL) editor, an open-source tool that allows users to create, modify, and share citation styles.

Even if you’re not a Mendeley user (but I’d recommend that you do check it out), the tool will be usable by m…


Mendeley Achieves Version 1.0

Mendeley logoLongtime ProfHacker readers will already be familiar with Mendeley, the collaboration-based research manager launched in 2009. Last summer, Julie wrote an introduction to “Using Mendeley for Research Management, which found much to commend while also noticing that the userbase for Mendeley tilts toward the sciences, whereas the userbase for Zotero tilts toward the humanities. Even Zotero users might be interested in Mendeley’s iOS app, however, as Mark has shown how to use it to access Zotero li…


Accessing Your Zotero Library on an iPad with Mendeley

iPad in ActionOne of the most exciting developments with the research tool and citation manager Zotero is the push for Zotero Everywhere, a browser-independent version that we’ve already covered on ProfHacker. You can now use the alpha version of Standalone Zotero with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer on any of the three major computing platforms: Windows, Mac, and Linux. But the one place you can’t use Zotero—and where I often need it most—is on the iPad.

It’s true that if you have a 3G iPad or…


Using Mendeley for Research Management

Mendeley desktopOne of the goals of ProfHacker is to experiment with new things and share our results, in the hopes that our experiences—whether positive or negative for us—may be useful to others. To that end, we might step out of our comfort zones and work with software (or processes or pedagogy) that we might not otherwise try. If you think about it, such a move can only ever be positive in the long run—either we learn something new and exciting and improve our workflow or we gain perspective on what it is a…