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Sharing references with other researchers

Collaborate with other researchers by using Groups to share references and new ideas

Private Groups

Share documents and references with small teams. You have to be invited to these groups and they allow you to share PDFs and collaborate using shared annotations.

PDFs opened from a private group will be marked with '(Shared)' in the reading tab. This will help you differentiate between a shared PDF and one from your personal library.  

Public Groups

There are two types of public groups in Mendeley Reference Manager: open public groups and invite-only public groups. 

Open public groups can be joined by anyone with a Mendeley account, whereas you must first be invited by one of the members of an invite-only group to join.

Both public group types can be used to share references with other members of the group. Neither allow the sharing of PDFs.