When you download Mendeley to you computer, you will be prompted to create a Mendeley account. You can use this account to access your Mendeley library online from any computer with internet access. Mendeley Web allows you to take advantage of the social networking features of Mendeley, such as joining groups, following people, and creating your own profile.
To log in to Mendeley Web, go to: www.mendeley.com, and click the Sign in button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
Navigating Mendeley Web
Edit Your Mendeley Profile
Click on either your name or initials in the upper right corner of Mendeley Web.
Publications in the My Publications folder will be displayed in your profile. Other fields must be entered manually.
Change the privacy setting for your profile by selecting Privacy from the account drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of Mendeley Web.
Mendeley has free apps for both iOS and Android devices. At present, Mendeley recommends that you use these apps as a companion to Mendeley Desktop, for reading and annotating articles when you are away from your computer. The app syncs with Mendeley on your desktop via your online account.
To get started, download the app from the appropriate store and log in with your Mendeley username and password.
Syncing Mendeley Desktop with your Mendeley Web account will allow you to access your references from any computer, or the Mendeley app on your mobile device.
When you open Mendeley on your computer, it will automatically sync with your web account. Otherwise, you must sync manually when working in Mendeley Desktop. To do so, click the Sync button (Windows) (Mac) in the toolbar. You do not need to sync manually when working in Mendeley Web because the web version syncs automatically each time you make a change.
With the free version of Mendeley, you have 2 GB of online personal storage and 100 MB of online group storage.
To view available space and choose the folders for which you want to synchronize the attached documents, select Edit Settings at the top of the center panel in Mendeley Desktop.
View available storage space and edit synchronization settings in Mendeley Desktop