Drag and drop PDFs or other files from your computer directly into the All References section or to a Collection in your Library.
Drag and drop from All References to any Collection you create
+ Add new > File(s) from computer, then use your computer's Finder (Mac) or Browse box (PC) to search for your folder or documents
+ Add new > Add Manual Entry to type or paste your citation data into Mendeley Desktop
You can add a file later to a citation you have entered
+Add new > Import library to import data in various formats including from other citation managers: BibTeX (*.bib), EndNoteXML (*.xml), or RIS (*.ris)
Or simply drag and drop the data file into Mendeley Reference Manager
Use the Mendeley Web Importer to add citations directly from your browser
The Mendeley Web Importer is installed in your browser toolbar to easily save citations that you find online. Click the link below for more information.
The Web Importer gathers citation information from your open tab or window and imports it directly to your Mendeley library. Tip: The best pages to use are from library catalogs, databas records, or journal websites open to the article details page.
Every time you import a new file or reference to your Mendeley Reference Manager (Follow this link for tips about Mendeley Desktop), it is very important to check the Info/Annotations/Notebook panel to make sure all citation data is correct! This will ensure less work for you when it's time to generate the Bibliography and turn in your paper!
Be sure the document type (Journal Article, Book, etc.) is correct for the reference you are importing. If the type options do not include something that you need for a certain citation style, choose Unspecified and add the appropriate details.
Mendeley.com allows you to search for and add articles to your library, many of which have been added by other Mendeley users worldwide. Most users do not want your course syllabus, your working documents, or other miscellany. To prevent these documents from showing up in the Mendeley search results of others, click the "Unpublished work" checkbox at the bottom of the Details panel in Mendeley Desktop ("Opt Out" in Desktop), or deselect the "Share this reference anonymously with Mendeley Web Catalog option" in Mendeley Reference Manager ("Opt In" in MRM).
|Mendeley Desktop (Opt out from sharing)||Mendeley Reference Manager (Opt in to sharing)|
Use these setting to prevent the following types of documents from cluttering up the Web Catalog for other users: