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Mendeley encourages collaboration with its Groups feature.

This feature allows you to:

  • Create, curate and grow groups of people according to your needs.
  • Control who can join and add materials to your group.
  • Use private groups to collaborate directly on materials and share full papers.
  • Join existing groups dedicated to sharing knowledge on a particular subject.
  • Discover new research and potential collaborators in your field from around the world.

Create a new group in Mendeley Desktop: click the 'Edit' menu and then 'New Group'. You will be prompted to name your group and choose your group type. When your group is created, you can add documents or invite members using the navigation bar.

Create a new group in Mendeley Web: click the 'Groups' tab and then the '+ Create a new group' button. You will be prompted to name your group and choose your group type. When your group is created, you can add documents or invite members using the relevant tabs.

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For more information on using and managing Groups see Mendeley's online guide.


Mendeley Web is able to provide suggestions of articles that may interest you, and people you may want to follow.

Simply click on the 'Suggest' tab to view these suggestions.

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From this page you can choose to upload a file to get even more tailored suggestions.

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When you first log into Mendeley Web, you'll be greeted with the Newsfeed. This shows you updates from around your network and provides you with new content.

The service will improve as you use Mendeley. Connect with other researchers, add documents to your personal library and check back regularly in order to get the most out of your newsfeed.

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Join the Macquarie group

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Macquarie University Library offers enhanced Mendeley access for all Macquarie University users with Mendeley Institutional Edition (MIE) as part of Mendeley Web.

If you join the Macquarie University group, you'll get 100 GB of personal space in Mendeley Web (vs 2 GB with the free, unaffiliated version) and 100 GB of shared space (vs 100 MB with a free account). You'll also be able to create an unlimited number of private, shared groups with up to 100 members.

How can you get access to our MIE subscription?

  1. Sign in to your Mendeley account, or create an account if you do not have one. We recommend using your Macquarie University email address.

  2. Join the Macquarie University group. Follow the link and click the “Join this Group”. If you did not use your MQ email to set up your Mendeley account, you’ll be prompted for your MQ email address, and a link will be sent there for joining the group.


Mendeley Web allows you to create a profile to share your publications and research interests, to help create connections with other users.

It is very straightforward to fill out your profile - just click on the prompts and enter the information you want to share.

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