Where possible you are advised to obtain references from online sources, such as databases or publishers' websites. In this section we cover:
Exporting from online resources: Most databases will allow you to export your results into reference management software.
Adding references from the Mendeley Web Catalog: Find and save references that other Mendeley users have added to their libraries.
Adding a reference manually: This is necessary in some cases where you cannot find the references from an online source.
Editing a reference: Always check references to make sure they have imported correctly and have no errors. If you need to alter any information in the reference, you may edit it.
Adding PDFs: Automatically generate records in your library with the full text attached.
Adding references from another reference management package: For example, if you were using EndNote and want to swap to Mendeley.
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.