When adding references to your library always check that the details are complete, accurate, and in the correct fields. If you think that information is incorrect or missing you can correct this in a number of ways.
- Edit the details manually if necessary.
- Right click on the article title in the main window and select update details. This will update the details with the latest version of the entry from the Mendeley Web Catalog. The Mendeley Web Catalog is a collection of all the references added to personal libraries by Mendeley users. As more people add their versions of the same reference to their personal library, Mendeley compares and consolidates the different versions to ensure the Mendeley Catalog version is accurate. Be careful: if you don’t have much information about the item there is a risk that Mendeley will misidentify the item and update the wrong details.
- If the title is correct, you can then view the article details in the Mendeley Web Catalog by clicking on View research catalog entry for this paper in the Details tab in the right hand pane.
- If you have the PMID, ArXiv ID or the DOI, you can enter this in the appropriate field under Catalog IDs and click on the look-up tool.