Mendeley is a web and desktop-based citation manager. With a free version of Mendeley, you receive 2GB of online storage space for PDFs and document attachments and one private group with up to three members. See Mendeley’s Web site for pricing information on premium access.
With Mendeley you can:
Visit the Mendeley Web site to sign up for a free Mendeley account. After creating the account, you can set up your personal profile, which will be public to others searching Mendeley. Next, download the Mendeley Desktop component to your hard drive. This allows for greater functionality and storage capabilities. The two versions of Mendeley will sync automatically or when you choose.
At this time, Mendeley does not allow for the use of link resolvers on its web or desktop versions. To get full text of an article you find when searching Mendeley, you should search for it using resources from the UW-Madison Library (databases, catalog, etc).
Sync Attachments via UW-Madison Box
By default, Mendeley will sync PDFs and other file attachments using Mendeley’s online storage. However, it is also possible (though not officially supported by Mendeley*) to sync attached files using third party cloud-based file storage applications (e.g., UW-Madison’s Box cloud storage option.)
*It is recommended that you periodically back up your attachments, as the main danger with this configuration is over-writing files.