Workshop on Mendeley for Doctoral Scholars


Date: July 13, 2017

Venue: Library conference hall, Main campus, Mumbai


Workshop hosted by the Office of Deputy Director (Research)

Workshop facilitator: Jayakant Singh, doctoral scholar

About the workshop:

Mendeley is a desktop and web program produced by Elsevier for managing and sharing reference, research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. Referencing is the acknowledgement of the sources that the researchers use in their scientific work. Although reference is very important yet, many researchers tend to leave it until the last moment because it appears to be a tedious job and a particular style of reference demands a meticulous and detailed explanation of the sources used. Technology has made reference management an easy and enjoyable process to avoid the mundane last minute job. There are many reference manager applications of which Mendeley is one of the popular reference manger freely available. Mendeley also allows one to read and annotate and create one’s own online library that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. It is one such powerful tool that makes research work hassle free, time saving and enjoyable.

Pedagogy

The workshop will include a brief presentation by the facilitator and a practical session where the participants will learn and practice referencing using their own laptop.

Preparation to be done by the participant:

The participant needs to install mendeley desktop from the following link: https://www.mendeley.com . Please click on ‘download’ top down menu that is on the top extreme right hand side as you open the mendeley website. Please also click on ‘create account’ to create a new online account. The participant is advised to download at least five published or unpublished research articles for reference exercise.