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The Mendeley Hands-on Training Workshop

A word on Mendeley

The importance of good citations to create an excellent scholarly article can’t be denied. There are many advantages of a good bibliography or reference list in a research article.

Mendeley by Elsevier is a software that allows you to cite references for your research. Moreover, Mendeley helps you organize your research and keep up-to-date with the latest and directly or indirectly related research articles in your interested field. Mendeley helps simplify the research work. You can keep an extensive library of research articles that you have read or intend to read in the Mendeley library.

The objective is to efficiently manage your research data, avid thesis rejections, and advance your career by focusing on the quality of your research and Mendeley is just the right tool for it.

The Mendeley Hands-on Training Workshop

FNS has always aimed to improve the academic knowledge and efficiency of students by organizing various seminars and workshops. In an attempt to help our scholars with research citations, FNS arranged a hands-on training workshop on the efficient use of Mendeley software on Dec 08, 2021 at Amphitheatre, UVAS, Lahore.

Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz, Assistant Professor FSHN conducted the workshop as a Trainer

Over 60 postgraduate students from different departments of UVAS got hands-on training using their laptops on the efficient use of different features of Mendeley software for storing and organizing reference articles, and generating citations and bibliographies in their synopsis and thesis following UVAS style.

In the opening ceremony, Director ORIC, Dr. Farhan Jamil shared his views about the significance and usefulness of reference management software in the research work.

In the end, worthy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad addressed the students and emphasized the need of enhancing their research management capabilities and soft skills and also distributed certificates among the attendees.

The workshop ended with a certificate distribution ceremony.

Key Takeaways

  • How to add in-text citations and bibliography according to your preferred format/style
  • How to manage your Mendeley library by creating folders
  • How to navigate through the Mendeley research catalog to keep up with the latest research articles
  • How to highlight or annotate the relevant lines or text

Posted on: Jan 12, 2022