Mendley is a citation management software program: a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Think of it as a personal research assistant: it helps you manage your information by downloading citations directly from publisher websites or databases (where available) or directly importing full-text PDF articles. It also allows you to enter citations manually.
Mendeley will also insert citations and create bibliographies in your papers; it works with Microsoft Word and LibreOffice, an open source word processing program.
To get started using Mendeley, go to the Mendeley download page: https://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/. Install the program-- choose "Download Mendeley Desktop" and add both the plugin for Word or LibreOffice and for your web browser.
You can easily import PDFs from TEEAL, AGORA and other websites into your Mendeley library. There are many ways to import files into Mendeley.
Try dragging the PDF link into your Mendeley collection. Or save PDF to your computer, then import to Mendeley using the green circle (“new item”) and “store copy of file (below). Or when you download the PDF file, choose Save to Mendeley.
In Google Scholar or for other websites and some databases, use the “save to Mendeley” icon in the web browser’s address bar to import the citations (you will have this if you installed the web browser plugin). Mendeley will also try to import PDFs if they are available.
Citations and Bibliographies (Word)
Citing the works of authors that you use to form your own research is a critical part of the writing and research process. Citation provides evidence to back up our own ideas and statement. It demonstrates where our work fits into the greater body of knowledge. And it gives proper credit where credit is due.
By default, the user interface of Zotero is displayed in the same language as Firefox. For information about how to change this, check out this page: http://support.mendeley.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1367232-how-do-i-change-the-bibliography-s-language-.
For some great video turtorials in French, check out the following:
Zotero: Création de listes bibliographiques & Intégration dans un traitement de texte: