Library Research Guide
... you often download the full text while researching.
... almost all your sources are books and articles.
... you prefer to annotate/highlight on a PDF rather than have separate notes.
... you like an out-of-the-box tool that is easy and intuitive to learn.
Effective September 1, 2022, the Mendeley desktop will not be available for download. Video guides for using the web version, Medeley Reference Manager, are not yet available. Written instructions are available on Mendeley Help Guides.
Further information about the decision to discontinue the desktop is available on the Mendeley blog.
To add citations that you export from databases, be sure to choose the correct file format. For the most commonly used databases, save your citations in the following formats:
Refine Citations List: Folders, Uploading PDFs, and Deduplication
Your Mendeley dashboard has a three-panel layout. The left-hand panel will allow you to create folders and subfolders for organizing your citations list.
Highlight the citation and look within the information that's located in the right-hand panel. Within this panel, you can include tags, URLs, DOIs, and any other details that will make it easier to find the citation again. This is also where you can find the "Files" function that will allow you to upload a PDF for that citation.
Adding citations from multiple databases will ultimately create duplicates in your library. Use the "Check for Duplicates" tool (under the "Tools" menu) to remove these duplicated citations.
There are three types of groups you can join to collaborate with other researchers:
Refer to the Mendeley guides resource to learn how to set up and join Mendeley groups.