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Introduction to Mendeley Desktop

A LibGuide to accompany an online workshop for NTU staff and students

Add references from NTU OneSearch

Here are the steps:

  • Login to OneSearch and type in the article title
  • Click on the quotation mark icon 
  • Select Export RIS UTF-8 followed by Download button
  • In Mendeley, open the downloaded file by clicking on:
    • File > Add File
    • or File > Import > Research Information System (RIS) files
    • or clicking the Add File icon as shown below.


Adding References from PubMed

You can use the Mendeley Web Importer extension on Chrome to directly import references from PubMed.

Simply, do a search as per normal and on your selected article page click on the Mendeley icon in your browser. You will then be asked to select which references you'd like to save to your Library.



Add/Edit References Manually

You can create a reference manually by going to File > Add Entry Manually. 


While there are many fields, you need only populate the fields that are essential to the citation. Once done, you may click on Save to add this reference to your Library.