Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and contacts in research.
Reference Manager: Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and LaTeX.
Read and Annotate: Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.
Add and Organize: Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.
Collaborate: Connect with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.
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Terms you should familiarize yourself with:
Mendeley Desktop : Mendeley Desktop is the downloaded part of the software installed onto your computer. Download Mendeley Desktop if you haven't already.
Mendeley Web : This is the Mendeley website where you can access the web version of your library, edit your profile and search for papers, groups or people.
Sync : The process of synchronizing your Mendeley data across devices.
Web Importer : The browser bookmarklet that lets you quickly import documents from anywhere on the web.
Citation Plugin : A plugin you can install that allows you to create and format your citations and bibliography according to your chosen style.