This is probably the most powerful and easiet way of getting multiple references into Mendeley; 100s of references can be exported /imported into Mendeley in one go.
Instructions for direct export from selected online resources:
Exporting references from online resources is generally the recommended way to get references into your library.
Exporting references creates a file (usually a RIS file) which must be imported into Mendeley, via the +Add new button. Save the file before you attempt to import it.
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 (Reference Manager)).
EBSCOhost databases include: CINAHL, CINAHL Plus and Business Source Elite.
For an individual search result:
To export multiple references:
The quickest way to get references from Explore to Mendeley is to use the Mendeley icon button in Explore. This will export 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.
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.
The best way of importing PubMed references, is using the Mendeley Web Importer, as PubMed does not export files of the type RIS or BibText (they are .nbib files).
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.
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.
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