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How Do I Use Mendeley?

Information and tips for getting the most out of Mendeley at Penn State Hershey George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library.

Simple Step-By-Step

Adding PDFs:

These are the three ways to add documents to Mendeley Desktop.

In Mendeley Desktop:

  1. File → Add Files... or Ctrl+O
  2. add docs → select PDFs → Open 
  3. Drag and drop PDFs into Mendeley

The citation data from the PDF will be automatically extracted.  However, it is suggested that all imported records are reviewed and edited for accuracy.  Additionally, the PDF file will also be stored as part of the citation record.