Learning About This University Research Secret Changed my Life

Menedeley WebsiteWhat’s the worst part of research and writing? Well for me, without question, it’s dealing with references.

Throughout my time at UVic I’ve combed through hundreds of papers. Keeping them organized and efficiently referencing them was always challenging, until now.

First off, this shouldn’t be a secret! Tell everyone. Teachers, tell your students, students tell your friends and your dog. The answer is Mendeley, an easy way to transform your university writing and organization. If only I had known about it before!

  • It’s free.
  • Storage space for 100s of PDFs.
  • Cross-device syncing.
  • Easy annotating.
  • Inter-paper search functions.
  • Automatic formatting, just drag and drop. (No need to write paper titles, authors or anything to find what you’re looking for.)
Menedely ScreenShot

This is my browser from Mendeley after dragging and dropping all my papers from a thumb drive.

My favorite feature of this app feeds my chronic need for multitasking and efficiency. Being able to wirelessly sync literature to my phone lets me browse papers in the 5 minute breaks before class, or in line for coffee.

If you don’t trust me, check out these reviews. (I don’t know why you wouldn’t. You should probably trust people, we’re generally good.)

Have you tried Mendeley yet? What did you think?

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