Before importing references or PDFs to Mendeley, be sure to create folders. Create folders based on project, topic, course, research area, etc. This will help you quickly organize references as you import them into Mendeley. Create a folder using the Add button in Mendeley Online or the Create folder button on the left in Mendeley Desktop.
The default folders in Mendeley include My Publications. This is for publications you wrote.
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Like other social network sites, you can join groups and connect with other researchers who are doing similar research to you or join a group based on personal interest.
There are three types of groups:
This tool will "watch" specific folders on your computer for new PDFs. If new files are uploaded to the folder(s), the new PDFs will automatically be imported into Mendeley.
In Mendeley Desktop, click on Tools, then Options, then the Watched Folders tab.
This will name all the PDFs in your watched folder with a consistent convention.
In Mendeley Desktop, click on Tools and then Options. Drag and drop the options under Rename Document Files in the order you want them.