Adding citation data to Mendeley can be done several ways:
- typing citations in manually
Users can also add notes, tags, and related files to each Mendeley item entry.
This page offers resources for adding material to your Mendeley library.
Mendeley is most heavily focused on adding and organizing journal articles and PDFs, though any type of material can be added to Mendeley - usually manually if not a PDF.
The various methods are briefly described in Mendeley's Add & Organize section.
Basics of Adding References Manually
Basics of Adding PDFs from your computer Automatically:
Example of verifying information:
Mendeley has automatically imported PDF information, including authors, journal, year, volume and issue.
However, as shown in the yellow boxes, it is missing the title and page numbers.
By clicking on "Search by Title", Mendeley will attempt to find the citation in Google Scholar and fill in in the information.
These fields can also be added manually by typing them in.
Basics of Adding References Online