2 Days training workshop on “Make your research life easier with Mendeley Tool” held at PASTIC

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Release Date:21/07/2017

Mendeley is a cross-platform application (Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone) that helps researchers manage and annotate their Scientific paper collections. Citation data from its cloud library can be accessed across multiple devices e.g., Laptop, PC, iphone etc. In order to enhance the research capabilities and to inculcate modern thesis writing trends, PASTIC National Centre regularly organizes training workshops on Mendeley. Currently PASTIC organized a training workshop on “Make your research life easier with Mendeley Tool” from 19-20th July 2017 at PASTIC National Centre, Quaid-e-Azam University Campus, Islamabad.

The objective of this workshop is to build the capacity of young researchers and to enhance their skills in literature search, citation, sharing and discovering of new research. The workshop included practical sessions where an opportunity was provided to learn and practically use different features in Mendeley application.

 

Our training contents are as follows:

  1. Introduction to PASTIC
  2. Introduction to Citation
  3. Creation of personal bibliographic database
  4. Automatic extraction of document details from PDFs, and other online bibliographic databases e.g., Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, IEEEXplore, ZMath, etc. with a single click.
  5. Reading, searching, annotating, and highlighting your PDF research papers.
  6. Synchronizing your personal bibliographic database, sharing with colleagues etc.
  7. Citing your papers and creating bibliographies with a single click in MS Word.
  8. Creation of groups to share and collaboratively tag and annotate research papers with colleagues, and share reading lists

Dr Mona Lisa, Chairperson Department of Earth Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Certificates was the chief guest of the closing ceremony. She also distributed certificates among the participants. Dr. Maryum Ibrar Shinwari, Senior Scientific Information Officer (PASTIC) and Mendeley Advisor was the resource person of the workshop. 20 Participants (student and faculty members) from academia (Quaid-e-Azam University, International Islamic University, NIHCR) participated in this hands on training workshop. PASTIC has been regularly organizing this series of workshop on monthly basis to train the young researchers on modern tools and techniques.

Group photo of the Participants of the Training Workshop on Mendeley with Dr Mona Lisa, QAU; Ms Nageen Ainuddin, Director PASTIC and Dr Maryum Ibrar Shinwari, SSIO PASTIC

Participant giving remarks about the training on closing ceremony of the Training Workshop on Research Tools Mendeley by Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC), Islamabad.

Lab view during Mendeley Training Workshop by Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC), Islamabad.

Participant receiving certificate from Dr Mona Lisa, Chairperson Department of Earth Sciences QAU on closing ceremony of Mendeley Training Workshop by Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre (PASTIC), Islamabad.