I’ve only been using Mendeley for what feels like a short time, maybe a year at most, but already it’s been a really valuable tool. Sometimes when I stumble across articles I get exciting thinking they’re just what I’m after and need for my work, then when I read them I find that actually they only just touch my area of interest.
Mendeley has proved invaluable at helping me sort out what feels like piles of potential articles. I’ve put a folder system in place within Mendeley which has helped me whittle down what articles I should be looking at, the fact you can highlight and annotate texts has also been really useful. Hopefully the next job for me to help steer the direction of my research is to choose which articles to look into further which I feel will be of use.