Mendeley, at a basic level, collects, manages, and cites research resources. It also allows for sharing research with collaborators and discovery of new research. It resides in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free.
- Mendeley allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.
- It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources.
- To get the most out of Mendeley, it is best to use both the web application AND the desktop application.