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Mendeley: Reference Manager: Reference Management

How to use Mendeley and join our UPR-Mayaguez Mendeley Group

Manage Your References

Mendeley Desktop is a reference manager that allows you manage, read, share, annotate and cite your research papers. 

You can download Mendeley Desktop here.

You can now manage your references on the brand new Mendeley Web Library. Learn more about it here.

Import References from other Managers

Add Files to Mendeley

You can add files to Mendeley by:

  • Dragging and dropping a PDF into Mendeley


  • You can also add files by selecting file and then clicking add files or folder. 
  • Another way to add files is by selecting file and then clicking "watch folder" to choose a folder to put on watch. Mendeley Desktop will now automatically add files that are added to that folder.

Export references directly from other Elsevier products such as Science Direct to Mendeley by:

  • When reading an article click the export button then choose ''Export citation to RIS" which will save it to your Mendeley account





Take a Tour of Mendeley Desktop

Read and Annotate your PDFs

You can edit PDFs that have been added to your Mendeley Library. You can do this by double clicking to open the file in a seperate tab within Mendeley Desktop. You now have the option to:

  • Highlight Text
  • Make Notes
  • Search within Text

Install Mendeley Web Importer

Install the Mendeley Web Importer -- Install the Web Importer into your favorite web browser to import references and documents academic databases.

Save articles to your Mendeley Library as you browse.

Install Mendeley Cite

Seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into your document using our citation add-in for Microsoft® Word.