毕维：actually i was searching for a journal and found it but obviously thats not for free. so what i found that the website where i found that journal ‘scienceDirect’ allows that journal to export directly to mendely. so immediately create a mandeley account and exported it but still can’t get full text of that journal in mandeley. am i using mandeley wrong way?
Hi, 毕维, sorry for the late reply, I was settling down into my new apartment and going through some government paper works for my new city.
Mendeley is a website enables users to store and share bibliographic data. Bibliographic data is also called “references” “metadata of scholarly articles”. Sometimes the full text (usually in PDF format) is attached to the bibliographic record, and so that user could download it directly from Mendeley website. These full-text files were all voluntarily uploaded by users.
Sometimes the full text is not uploaded by anyone, but someone indicates where the full text is stored, usually in a “database”, which is held by some company to make money. Universities subscribe to these “databases” to allow their faculties and students to download articles. Such “databases” include ScienceDirect, Springer, Web of Science, etc.
Luckily, Wuhan University is a subscriber of ScienceDirect. What you need to do, is to log in to your library account (on the homepage of Wuhan University Library: http://www.lib.whu.edu.cn/web/default.asp). When you’re using the network of Wuhan University, everything is simple. After your login, you get access to every subscribed “databases” automatically. At this moment, when you again click on the ScienceDirect link on Mendeley, you’ll be taken to a page that offers you another link of full text downloading.
If you’re using other networks, e.g. off campus, things are a little complicated but still doable. After your login to library account, you need to enter the database of ScienceDirect from the portals listed on the library’s website. You have to enter databases in this way so that the server could recognize you a member from Wuhan University, their subscriber. Then you can search for the article you want on the “database”‘s website, and also, you’ll get to the download page.
So now what’s essential to you is a library account, I guess you need to talk to someone in the library to get it, for example, this lady, she might be able to speak English: 小布 (QQ: 994789186)。