There are several different ways of saving references. For example, you can
If needed, use the sync button.
You can save PDFs from your computer by using Add new -> Files from computer function or simply by dragging documents straight to your Mendeley library by using the browser version or the desktop app. Mendeley will search for reference information in the document and save them into your library with the PDF file. Check and correct the information if needed.
Mendeley browser extension, Mendeley Web Importer, is usually the easiest way to save references from a website or database.
If saving references with Web Importer does not work, most databases allow you to save references as files, which you can then import into your Mendeley library. You can use either the browser version or the desktop app to save references. The same method also applies to importing references from another reference management software, such as RefWorks.
Click +Add to library to save the reference information and the full text PDF (if available) to your library. Remember to check the reference information.
Mendeley Reference Manager allows you to add many different publication type references manually.
|Database||Import file||Web Importer|
|ACM Digital Library||Export Citations – BibTeX||yes|
|ADS Astrophysics Data System||Export – in BibTeX / in RIS||no|
|Ebsco||Export – Direct Export in RIS Format / Citations in XML / BibTeX format – Save||yes|
|Google Scholar||Cite – RefMan (exports RIS file) / BibTeX||yes|
|IEEE Xplore||Export – Citations – BibTeX / RIS||no*|
|MathSciNet||Batch download: Citations (BibTeX) – Retrieve||yes|
Export – RIS**
|Medline (Ovid)||Export – RIS||no|
|Oula-Finna, Arto||Export reference – Export to BibTeX / RIS||yes|
|ProQuest||All save options – RIS||no|
|SciFinder-n||Download results – Citation (RIS)||no|
|Scopus, ScienceDirect||Direct export (log in)||yes|
|Web of Science||Export to other file formats – BibTeX||yes|
no* - Web Importer works in the reference-specific view.