There are several ways to add documents to your Mendeley library.
If you have an ArXiv ID, DOI or PMID-number it is possible to just fill in the number in the form, hit the search button next to it and let Mendeley look up the details to fill in the rest.
Note! Depending on the quality of metadata on the webpage or in the document the entries can lack bibliographic information. Always review your additions to make sure no information is incorrect or missing. You can change or add information in the details view to the right in the desktop version.
Mendeley automatically sorts your references in folders such as Recently Added, Recently Read and Needs Review. You can organize your library further by creating folders for separate projects.
Mendeley PDF Reader
If you double-click an entry for which you have the PDF document available, you will then be able to view the document in the built-in PDF reader. You can have multiple PDFs open simultaneously, each in their own tab. You can annotate these documents and highlight sections of the text. The PDF’s are also searchable.
Access your library from anywhere
You can keep your Mendeley library synced to your account on Mendeley.com. Open Mendeley desktop, tick F5 and your library will be synced to your account.
You are able to download a Mendeley application to your iOS or Android device. In the application there is a PDF reader and your annotations and highlights on your Mendeley desktop version will be synced with your application and vice versa.
You can create public or private groups for collaboration, in which you can share references and discuss with others. To do this, you will need a Mendeley account. Open Mendeley desktop, click on Edit → New group. You can also go to the Mendeley website, click Groups in the toolbar and then Create a new group. Your groups will be located in the left column in the Mendeley desktop.
You can also use Mendeley as a social network to find other researchers in your discipline. You will find suggested publications and researchers to follow, based on your library entries, on the “Suggest” tab on mendeley.com.
Search for the reference you want to cite or choose Go to Mendeley to open Mendeley desktop and browse your library. Mark the desired paper and press the Cite button that now appears to the right of the Sync button.
Place the cursor where you want to insert the bibliography and press Insert Bibliography. Mendeley will automatically add all the references used in the document according to the chosen citation style. The bibliography will be updated, and if needed reordered, for every new citation added to the document.
Change citation style by choosing a different one in the list of Styles. There are more styles available under More styles…
You need to remove the field code before sending your paper for submission, but make sure to make a copy of your documents first. It is not possible to reverse the action and recreate the codes!
Use the Export as… You can also use this function if you want to share your document with someone using another format when writing.
You are welcome to contact us at Uppsala University Library! Visit our subject libraries, chat with us on the website or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can book an appointment for individual guidance and support: libcal.ub.uu.se/appointments/
Current courses can be found in our web calendar: libcal.ub.uu.se/calendar/opencourses/
Also visit Mendeley Support Center to find FAQs, guides and videos: https://service.elsevier.com/app/home/supporthub/mendeley/