Skip to main content


Learn how to use Mendeley for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online


After you have installed Mendeley onto your computer, the next step is to gather and organize references, or in other words, to create your library!  This step is important in order to map out intellectual groundwork, and keep track of key findings. This section will review the following:

  • adding PDFs to Mendeley
  • importing/exporting EndNote files
  • adding references via Google Scholar Search
  • using the One click Web importer
  • watching folders to automatically add PDFs