Mendeley Premium pilot

mendeley logoImperial College is now participating in a six month pilot with Mendeley, starting on the 1st July 2014.  The pilot allows Imperial College staff, researchers, Ph.D. and masters students to take advantage of a Mendeley Premium for free with your Imperial College e-mail account. This is available if you are a new user of Mendeley and if you are an existing user.

With the Mendeley Premium account you can:

  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Easily import papers from other reference management software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online
  • Read papers on the go, with the new iPad and iPhone app from Mendeley
  • More storage capacity
  • Create private groups of up to 25 collaborators with up to 20GB of storage space
  • Additional premium features such as Mendeley Suggest

To familiarise users with the Premium features we will be holding workshops on:

  • 3rd July 1-2pm
  • 4th July 1-2pm
  • 4th July 3-4pm

All workshops will be held in Training Room 1, Level 1, Central Library. You can book on a workshop here

For further information, please see this page on the Library website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/library/subjectsandsupport/referencemanagement/mendeley.

For any enquiries please contact: Ella Mitchell e.mitchell@imperial.ac.uk

Using EndNote with LaTeX

If you would like to use EndNote to manage your references, but use LaTeX to write your papers, you might find this new guide from EndNote useful. They have also created a new output style to export your EndNote references to a text file that can be used as a “.bib” file in BibTeX, which can be downloaded here.

Transferrable skills courses available through the Grad Schools

As we mentioned at induction sessions in the first few weeks of term, the Library offers training sessions aimed at PhD and MSc students as part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (GSEPS) Transferrable Skills Programme

The Information Retrieval lecture will be held on Wednesday 21st October and Wednesday 25th November.

We also offer sessions on

  • EndNote (aimed at PhD students)
  • The Information Landscape: Introducing ISI Web of Knowledge (aimed at PhD and Master students)
  • The Information Landscape: Keeping Ahead in the Information Game (aimed at PhD and Master students)

Full details can be found in Blackboard (the College’s Virtual Learning Environment or VLE) or see How to Book for further information.

Introductory lecture on Library resources and information services. Designed specifically for first year research students

Introductory lecture on Library resources and information services. Designed specifically for first year research students