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Mendeley Web Layout

The web version of Mendeley allows access to the networking features available in Mendeley as well as your library. When you log on to Mendeley in your web browser, the first page you come to will be Mendeley's search function. This allows you to search within Mendeley's own database of articles for an easy way to add references to your library.
A screenshot of the layout of Mendeley Search on the Web.
To access your library, click on "Library" in the upper right corner of your page.
The web version of the Mendeley library page has two panels representing different levels of information about your references.
  • The Left Sidebar Panel shows your Mendeley library and named collections, as well as your Mendeley "Groups", "Trash", "Filters" and "Tags" .
  • The Main Panel lists items contained within the library or collection that you select in the Left Sidebar Panel. Information about each item is can be found in the individual entry for that document.
  • When you click on an item in your library, a sidebar will open on the right side of your screen with Info, Annotations, and Notebook. See Mendeley - Organizing Your Library for more information on Annotations and Notebook.


A screenshot of the layout of Mendeley Web.

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Mendeley Search Layout - Web Version Only

The Mendeley "Search" function ( allows you to search through Mendeley's catalog of articles and easily save them to your library. Once you start with a simple keyword search, your results will have two panels representing different levels of information about Mendeley's catalog of reference papers.
  • The Main Panel lists papers and articles contained within the Mendeley crowd-source research catalog of papers. 
  • The Left Sidebar Panel allows you to filter your search results by year, document type, journal, author, and open access sources.


A screenshot of the layout of the Mendeley Search database.

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