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You can share citations with other Mendeley users using Groups. There are three kinds of groups:

  1. Private: members of private groups can share references and pdfs. All group members can add pdfs and annotate them - these annotations will be visible to other members of the group. Private groups are not visible to the general public, and members join by invitation from the group creator.
  2. Invite-only: The groups can be viewed by the public, but membership is by invitation only. References can be shared, but documents files cannot.
  3. Open: these groups can be viewed by anyone, and anyone can join. References can be shared, but documents files cannot.

You can create your own group, or search for existing groups that cover your areas of interest.

Important Note About Groups:

You cannot change a group's type after it has been created. For example, a public group will always be public.

More information about groups is available from Mendeley.

Altmetrics and Indications of Research Impact

Mendeley tracks the number of Mendeley users that have any given article in their library. You can look at a summary of basic demographic information about readers for an article in Mendeley Web.
External Altmetric tools have also incorporated Mendeley reader numbers into their measurements.


Mendeley's Crowd-sourced Research Catalogue

Mendeley users all contribute to Mendeley's crowd-sourced research catalogue. That is, all of the citations you collect are entered into a master database that can be searched by other Mendeley users using the "Literature search" function in Mendeley desktop, or the "Papers" tab in Mendeley web. You can save any items that come up in the search directly to your Mendeley library.

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