Robin Good: Mendeley is a cross-platform research tool, which can help you tap into a vast online library of over 30 academic paper databases, while helping you "curate" your own library of references, bibliographies and reference documents.


From the official site: Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research available.


Key features:


-> Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, and LaTeX.

-> Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.

-> Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.

-> Collaborate with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.

-> Access your papers on the web, iPhone or iPad.

-> Discover papers, people and public groups.


Compare with other research tools: 

Download: (available for Mac, PC, Linux and iOS)


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Via Robin Good