Many scientists have hundreds or thousands of academic papers stored as .pdf files in their hard disks. Although we can use all kinds of strategies to facilitate the retrieval of the right information at the right time from our local digital libraries, a program specific for these tasks has been needed for a long time.
Mendeley is a new freely available service that allows the organization of papers in the computer (as a desktop application, with versions available for Windows, Mac and Linux operative systems), it automatically extracts the relevant information from each pdf paper and provides the opportunity to sort them by author, journals or keywords and it also extracts the references from each paper. Its website version allows the back-up and online management of the user's research papers. Registered users can also share and synchronize selected documents with colleagues. It is possible to export the content of the libraries in several formats to use with standard programs for reference management and to identify those "hot" papers that are being read by many users. It is expected that Mendeley will complement other available tools for the organization and exploration of academic references and digital libraries and propose novel alternatives for the identification of papers of high impact.
"Mendeley is the easiest way to create a searchable, structured database of your research papers and synchronize it with your co-authors or across multiple computers - and it's free"
Victor Henning, email: email@example.com
Mendeley is available online
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