Reference Management Using Mendeley (20 August 2021)

Reference Management Using Mendeley (20 August 2021)

The library was invited to share how to utilise Mendeley for reference management at the Senior Design Project Seminar 2021 Seminar Series on 20 August 2021 at 10.00 am. Throughout August 2021, the Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology (FTKEE) has organized four series of seminars aimed to assist students with SDP project success.

Series 1 - SDP As FYP Course: What We Aim To Achieve? (11 August 2021)
Series 2 - Thesis & Technical Report Writing (17 August 2021)
Series 3 - Reference Management Using Mendeley (20 August 2021)
Series 4 & 5 - Industrial Talk By Industry Guest Lecturers (24 & 27 August 2021)

Seminar series 3 from the library was presented by Puan Affida Binti Abu Bakar, Senior Librarian in the Education & Research Section using the Microsoft Teams platform. This session has managed to get around 60 participants including final year undergraduate, postgraduate students and lecturers from FTKEE.

Participants were taught the significance of referring and the value of providing reference source information in their work before the hands-on Mendeley session. Participants were also exposed to the library's reference source search methods and platforms for obtaining items such as physical books, electronic books, journal articles, theses, and other materials. In addition, participants were shown some examples of basic citation formats and writing rules. Following that, participants learned what Mendeley is, how to create an account and download Mendeley desktop, how to add and manage files, and how to enter citations and references during the sharing on the use of Mendeley.

A question and answer session was also held before the programme ended. Participants were also willing to share a screen in order to show the outcomes achieved after the description was given. SpeakerS and lecturers can see the outcomes of the students' understanding in this way. Hopefully after this session all participants will be able to effectively use reference management software to collect, store and manage bibliographic references and formatting citations and bibliographies. Thank you to all of the participants who have attended this session, as well as the seminar secretariat Ts. Dr. Roshahliza Binti M Ramli.

Some of the participant feedback after this session is that the speaker already explains every required skill to using Mendeley for SDP, learns about insert citation and overall, the training is good and achieves its objectives. Visit the library portal for more information on user education programmes at the library (
Written by:
Pn. Affida Abu Bakar, Senior Librarian 
Education & Research Section
Edited by;
Cik Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa,
Super Senior Library Assistant

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