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Mendeley

Importing Pdfs - Drag & Drop

Mendeley can import PDF files with metadata.  The file must contain a DOI in the first two pages

Simply drag & drop files or folders into the open Mendeley window

Recently added files can be found in the “Recently Added” folder in the left hand pane

Note: Scanned pdfs supplied by the CSIRO Document Delivery Service do not have the metadata required to provide a detailed record when imported into Mendeley

Auto Add Documents with a Watch Folder

A Watch Folder allows you to automatically add new documents to your Mendeley library. Simply drop PDFs into the folder and Mendeley will import them automatically for you.

To set up a Watch Folder:

  • Select the 'Watch Folder' option from the add files dropdown menu on the main toolbar and browse to the folder containing the documents you're interested in.
  • Mendeley will add each document to your library, scanning each one for useful details such as title, author and journal.
  • Any subsequent documents added to the folder will automatically be added to Mendeley.

Saving Citations from Discovery

1. From the Results page in Discovery, select Details > Actions > Export RIS

2.  Import the saved file using File > Import > RIS - Research Information Systems (*.ris)

 

Saving Online Citations

You just need to be viewing an article or a list of references in the browser. This can mean that you're looking at an actual PDF file, an article entry in an online catalog, or even a list of search results. The Mendeley Web Importer will scan the page for metadata, and provide you with a list of the results it finds.

Chrome:

  • Install the Mendeley Web Importer browser extension
  • To begin the import process, click on the red Mendeley button next to the address bar in Chrome
  • Depending on the number of results the Importer finds, you'll be provided with a list of different items, or specific details of a single item. You can then review the details, and even make manual corrections within the Importer itself, before choosing to add the references to your personal Mendeley library

Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

  • Drag button to your 'Bookmarks' or 'Favourites' bar to add the bookmarklet to your browser  
  • To begin the import process, click the 'Save to Mendeley' bookmarklet on your Bookmarks/Favorites toolbar
  • Depending on the number of results the Importer finds, you'll be provided with a list of different items, or specific details of a single item. You can then review the details, and even make manual corrections within the Importer itself, before choosing to add the references to your personal Mendeley library.

Manual Entry

Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Web

 

Exporting from EndNote to Mendeley

  1. Login to your account at https://www.myendnoteweb.com
  2. Then select Format > Export References.
  3. Select All References in My library (or a Group if you only want some of the references)
  4. Choose Export style Refman RIS Export)
  5. Save the file as Filename.ris

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  1. Login to your Mendeley account at www.mendeley.com
  2. Select Import Documents or library and select your saved file.

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  1. You can Add records to your Library using this method at any time.
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