Instructions for direct export from selected online resources:
Exporting references directly from online resources is generally the recommended way to get references into your library. Exporting references creates a file which can then be opened in Mendeley. In some cases you need to save the file before you can open it. Whether the file will open automatically in Mendeley or not depends on your browser configuration.
If you are using Desktop@UCL you may find that the default application that is set to open particular file types will cause files to open in other reference management packages, e.g. Zotero. There are a number of alternative ways to resolve this:
You can export multiple search results for the following Cochrane Library categories: Cochrane Reviews, Cochrane Protocols, Trials, and Clinical Answers. You will need to export one category at a time.
The maximum number of article citations that can be exported from a single search is 20,000. If your search has more results, limit your results by date to reduce the size of your search to sets containing less than 20,000 citations.
A citation for the majority of records in the Cochrane Library can be exported by using the options in the right hand menu.
Select the record title to view the full record.
Then follow the instructions above for exporting multiple records (from the third step: Select RIS (EndNote)).
Ebsco databases include CINAHL Plus and Business Source Elite::
Explore, UCL's library catalogue, is a one-stop service solution for the discovery and delivery of our print and e-resources.
The quickest way to get references from Explore to Mendeley is to use the Mendeley icon button in Explore. This will import references to your Mendeley Web library:
This will import references to your Mendeley Web library. Check that references have imported correctly, with the data in the correct fields.
There is an alternative method to export references to Mendeley Desktop:
For an individual search result:
To import multiple references:
Before carrying out a search
To export multiple records, you need a Google account:
OvidSP databases include MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycINFO.
Proquest databases include Arts Premium Collection, Humanities Index, Library & Information Science Collection, Proquest Central, Proquest News and Newspapers, Social Science Premium Collection and many more.
Or to export the entire list:
You can also collect items by bookmarking them and export them together in one group from My Bookmarks:
In order to export results to Mendeley, you first have to sign-in with your Elsevier (i.e. Mendeley) account credentials. After accessing Scopus via the Library Services, Databases list, click on Sign in in the Search page, top-right hand corner.
(NB: Your Mendeley account login should not be using your UCL student credentials.)
You will need to re-sync your Mendeley Desktop (Reference Manager) to see your imported references.
Ensure you are in Web of Science Core Collection (the other Web of Science databases cannot be directly exported into Mendeley).
References may also be added to the marked list and then exported. This will give you further options regarding which fields to export
Mendeley is owned by Elsevier. If you find references in ScienceDirect or Scopus. (other Elsevier products) then you can use the built in Export function to easily save references directly to Mendeley.
Always check your references to make sure they have imported correctly, with information in the correct fields.
Some hints and tips on using Mendeley for students working with law resources