Mendeley: how to add PDFs to references

In the free Mendeley version, you can add PDFs to references manually. Here is how to do this:

  • Download a PDF of this article.
  • Open Mendeley Desktop.
  • Import the reference into your Mendeley library. OR Find and select the reference in your library.
  • In the lefthand column, click the '+' next to 'Files'.
  • This opens a Windows explorer window, in which you look for the article.
  • Select the article and click 'Open'.
  • The article is now added to the reference.


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Last modified Sept. 6, 2023, 2:18 p.m.