Mendeley @ Levy Library: Getting Started
Mendeley Desktop can be added to numerous computers, all of which can be backed up online with the click of a button. As long as your desktop is synched regularly, the contents of your library are always accessible online.
The desktop is comprised of three sections. Documents and Folders live in the left panel and include All Documents - the catchall for everything in the library - as well as any Groups created. Filters sort citations in the middle panel by tags, authors, author's keywords and publications. References residing in the middle panel are viewed in table or citation format, marked as read or unread and starred as favorites. Details of highlighted references are displayed in the right panel and include notes, tags, keywords, files, etc.