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Introduction to Mendeley Reference Manager

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:
    • Add New > File(s) from computer as in the screenshot below

mrm add new

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.

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Add/Edit References Manually

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

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

Adding PDFs in Mendeley

You can easily import PDFs to your Mendeley Library by dragging and dropping them into the Mendeley window as in the screenshot below. The PDFs are then added as references into your Library where you can also annotate and highlight the PDF as needed.

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