02. Library overview

Using your library and navigating the app.

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Whenever you open the app you’ll be presented with the library overview screen. This is the starting point for finding documents in your library or groups, and is the equivalent of the left-hand column in Mendeley Desktop. At the top you will see some useful filters, which will be familiar if you’re a user of Mendeley Desktop:
  • All Documents: Every document in your private library, regardless of what folder it’s in. (Group documents do not display here).

  • Recently Added: Documents added to your library from any device in the last 2 weeks.

  • Recently Read: Documents you've opened for reading using your Mendeley account on any device or computer.

  • Favorites: Documents you’ve marked with a star on any device.

  • My Publications: The folder for papers or other publications you’ve authored. These will be attributed to you on your Mendeley Profile and in the Mendeley Web Catalog.

  • Trash: Documents you’ve moved to trash on your iOS device.

The Settings menu allows you to modify the way the app behaves and also allows you to log out of your Mendeley account.

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Under this will be a list of your top-level Folders (if you've created any), followed by the Groups you've joined (if any). Tap on a folder to view the documents in that folder, or navigate through its sub folders.
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If you scroll to the top of the library overview, you’ll see a search box. This box allows you to search all documents in your library. Search boxes are present throughout the interface, within folders and groups for instance, but in those cases they only search through the contents of the selected folder and its sub-folders.

Currently you can search for words in the Title, Authors, Publication and Abstract. You can also start typing the name of a tag in order to search for items with that specific tag. You'll see four suggested tags based on the term you enter - so if your desired tag isn't displayed, just continue typing its name.

When you open the search tool, you'll see your four most recent searches - allowing you to jump back to the same results easily.

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