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Once you are logged in, you will see:
- A list of references (or a blank list if you are using Mendeley for the first time)
- With a menu on the left: click on All Documents. If you click on a title in the list, the metadata for the record will appear on the right. You can add or edit things here if you wish.
- If you have created Groups, they will appear here
The following tab shows how you can add references to your library.
In Mendeley Desktop version you can add a new reference via:
- Go to File/Add Entry Manually
- The screen "New Document" appears
- Choose for example Type: Journal article and enter the following data:
- Andre Geim, The fun way to win a Nobel prize, New Scientist, 2010, Volume 208(2787) 32-33
- Click on Save
You can import references in your webbrowser Mozilla Firefox to Mendeley via:
- Go to Mendeley Desktop > Tools and select ‘Install Web Importer’. You will be redirected to: https://www.mendeley.com/reference-management/web-importer/#id_2.
- Click on "Get Web Importer for Firefox”
- Click on “Add to Firefox” or “Toevoegen aan Firefox”
- A small icon appears on the right top
- Now go to Google Scholar and do a search:
- Click on the Import to Mendeley icon:
- A Sign in window appears
- Use your Mendeley login and password
- Check the references for download and wait for the PDF
- Choose “Add" and click "View Library ..."
- All records are saved in: https://www.mendeley.com/library/ and synchronized every time you start your desktopversion
How to import documents into Mendeley (video)