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.