OK – so I am a bit slow. I have been using Mendeley a lot recently. It has all sorts of nice “Social Networking” features for sharing reference lists and publications. I have for example used it as part of my push to free up papers by my father: Freeing my father’s publications part 5: near completion of PDF collection at Mendeley (h/t @David_Dobbs). And I have created some groups on Mendeley for sharing publications relating to various topics in which I am interested including: Microbial Forensics, Microbiology of the Built Environment and Phylogenetic and related analyses of metagenomic data. I have experimented with other online reference management systems like CiteULike, Connotea, Zotero, etc and each have some nice features. I have even written up some more detail on how to use citeulike for one project: Introducing citeulike group on microbiology of the built environment ….
But it is the more elaborate social networking features that drew me to Mendeley and why I am using it more than the other online system. And I have focused for example on getting all my personal publication in there to share them with others. And I confess I did not pay attention to many of the other features.
Plus see below for an example of some of the Mendeley embed widgets one can make