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"My Library" Layout - Desktop Version

The desktop-version of the Mendeley library window has three panels representing different levels of information about your documents.
  • The Left Sidebar Panel shows your Mendeley library and named collections, as well as your Mendeley "Groups". Use "Filters" to further refine your selections. The "Trash" folder maintains a record of deleted documents in case they are needed again in the future.
  • The Center Panel lists items contained within the library, collection or group that you select in the Left Sidebar Panel. Double clicking on the item entry will open the document in a new tab in your Mendeley desktop.
  • The Right Sidebar Panel lists the "Details" and your "Notes" on the selected items in the Center Panel.
  • The Menu at the top of the page allows you to perform operations in "My Library".

 

Individual Document Tab - Desktop Version Only

In the Mendeley desktop version, when you double-click on an item in the Center Panel of your library, the document opens under a separate tab with the document title on the tab. In the Right Sidebar Panel are two buttons. One contains the "Details" of the document including bibliographic information, tags, keywords, abstract, etc. The "Notes" button allow you to take notes, highlight and annotate your copy of an item saved in your library.

 

"Groups" Layout - Desktop Version

In the desktop version of Mendeley, "Groups" appears like another collection in your library. When a "Group" is selected, two panels will appear representing different levels of information about that Mendeley group.
  • The Left Sidebar Panel shows your Mendeley library and named collections, as well as your Mendeley "Groups". Use "Filters" to further refine your selections. The "Trash" folder maintains a record of deleted documents in case they are needed agin in the future.
  • The Center Panel contains the information, documents and members of the group that you select in the Left Sidebar Panel
    • The "Overview" button allows you to see information about the group, and actions taken by members of the group.
    • The "Documents" button opens up the group's collection of documents; like in your own library, double clicking on an item entry will open the document in a new tab in your Mendeley desktop. As in your library, the Right Sidebar Panel in the "Documents" window lists the "Details" and your "Notes" on the selected items in the Center Panel.
    • The "Members" button allows you to keep track of current "Groups" members, invite new members and find people from your contacts list on Mendeley.
  • The Menu at the top of the page allows you to perform operations in your Mendeley library.