​Create Groups​

Create groups to share information with others.

There are 3 types of groups:

  • Private Groups (content is visible only to invited members of the group).

  • Public Invite-only Groups (content is visible to everybody, but only members can contribute to them).

  • Public Open Groups (content is open, everybody can join and contribute to).

Free version of Mendeley allows you to create 1 private group with 3 members.

To create a group you can in 2 ways:​

  • ​​From the desktop​.

  • From the Mendeley web.

​​From the Desktop

​​​​In the left panel of Mendeley Desktop, click 'Create Group':​

Create Group

A pop-up window will appear. Create group name and description, and choose the type of group. Then, click 'Create group':

Create New Group

Enter the email addresses of the people you would like to invite to your group.

​​​​​​​​From the Mendeley Web

​Select the 'Groups' tab and click 'Create a new group' button in upper right corner:

the 'Groups' Tag 

​Adding References to a Group

​​​​To add references to the group, drag them from your Mendeley library. Attached documents can be dragged to private groups only. Click the Sync button in the toolbar to share references and documents with group members.​

Drag Reference to Group File