Adding references from another reference management package
Mendeley Desktop allows you to import files saved from EndNote, Reference Manager, Zotero or BibTeX. To import your references from the other package in the appropriate format, from within Mendeley go to the File menu, then Import and select the appropriate option.
Example - importing an EndNote library or group:
In EndNote Desktop, select either All references or a group set of references
Click on File and Export as an XML (.xml) file to your computer
Open Mendeley (desktop), and click on File and Import; select EndNote XML format
Browse to the previously downloaded file on your computer, and click on Open.
Mendeley Reference Manager
Mendeley Desktop continues to be available but is no longer under development. For guidance on using the new Mendeley Reference Manager, Mendeley Cite and Mendeley Web, see our Mendeley guide.