"Anyone with a Mendeley account can create new groups - and many groups already exist, covering a huge number of subjects, which are freely available to join. They can be used unite people by discipline, interest, geographic location or any other subject."
The different groups types have different purposes and features, think about what you want your group to do when selecting the group type.
1. Under the "Groups" heading in the left column, click on "Create New Group"
2. Give the group a name, and a brief description, select the group type, and click "Create group"
3. Invite other members to your group
4. Add resources to share with your group by dragging files from any of your folders into the group listed in the left column.
GIF from Mendeley Help Guide: Groups
Private Groups: Provides an easy way to share documents and notes with a small number of colleagues and research partners. All members of the group may contribute documents that can then be viewed, annotated, downloaded, and cited by the other members. This is the ideal group type for sharing resources between small groups of researchers.
Invite-only Groups: Publicly visible and searchable, but may only be joined by Mendeley users who are invited or approved by a group administrator. Only a small number of members are allowed to contribute new documents or citations, but anyone may contribute to discussions or access materials shared with the group. This is the ideal group type for promoting discussion on shared research with a wider group of participants.
Open Groups: Publicly visible and searchable, open groups may be joined by any Mendeley users. Any members of a public group may contribute resources, as well as contribute to discussions and access materials. This is the ideal group for general interests or broad discussions.
Mendeley has over 100,000 public groups from 25 different disciplines that are available for you to join.
1. Log into your Mendelely web dashboard, click on the "Groups tab"
2. From your results, select if you want to follow or join a group
3. Click the "Sync" button in Mendeley Desktop to see the groups listed