Mendeley is available both as desktop and cloud based software. It's portable, meaning you can take your account with you after leaving Montclair State University.
If you are a frequent user of ScienceDirect, Mendeley will be your best option as they are owned by the same parent company (Elsevier) and integrate well with each other.
Mendeley Links & Tutorials:
Mendeley software is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux. If you are using a Chromebook, you will not be able to use the Mendeley desktop software, but will be able to use the cloud-based version.
Your Mendeley account will share credentials with Elsevier and the Science Direct databases.
If the plugin did not automatically install during the Mendeley installation process, you can download and install it separately here.
1. Using the "Save to Mendeley" bookmarklet
Install on your browser bookmarks bar to
2. Importing via PDF
Mendeley will automatically import any metadata contained within a PDF file.
3. Importing .RIS files