There are three types of groups in Mendeley. These are as follows:
Private - can share references and full-text files. Only group members can see the group.
Invite only - can share references only. The public can only follow the group. This is good for sharing references or reading lists with colleagues or students.
Open - can share references only. The publc can become a member or follow the group. This option is useful for crowd sourcing reading lists.
Join one of over 100,000 public groups to discuss the latest research in your field, stir debate, add content and promote your own work. Or even create your own public group. Join the Mendeley @ WMU group to access support resources.
To search for public groups on Mendeley: Login to Mendeley Web then click the groups tab and enter a topic of interest into the search bar to find groups related to that topic.