Before we get started, here are some terms you should be familiar with:
Mendeley Desktop: Mendeley Desktop is the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer. Download Mendeley Desktop if you haven't already.
Mendeley Web: This is the Mendeley website where you can access the web version of your library, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people. You can also access Mendeley's social features.
Sync: The process of synchronizing your Mendeley data across devices.
Web Importer: The browser extension that lets you quickly add references to your library from anywhere on the web.
Citation Plugin: A plugin you can install that allows you to create and format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.