It's easy to get started. Just go to www.mendeley.com, fill in the requested information, and click:
Mendeley has two platforms that work in tandem.
Mendeley Desktop is software download to your computer that enables you to organize your references in more detail and annotate the PDFs you collect.
Mendeley Web is an online sharing portal. It syncs with your Mendeley Desktop files to enable you to collaborate and share your research with others.
Your Mendeley Profile is a way to communicate your research interests and academic work to other members of the Mendeley community.
To build your profile, go to Mendeley Web and on the drop down menu under My Account, click: Edit My Profile.
Your profile can include your position, organization, academic discipline, research interests, biographical information, education, contact information