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Mendeley Reference Management: Add, check and edit references

Add references to Mendeley

You can add references to Mendeley

  1. with Web Importer
  2. as a PDF file
  3. manually

1. Add references with Web Importer

When you have installed Web Importer, you can add references from HH Finna. N.B. ! Web Importer doesn't seem to work properly in all versions of Firefox, according to tests conducted by the library. We recommend using other browsers, such as Chrome or Edge.

1. Do a search in HH Finna and click the title.

2. Click the red Web Importer button.

3. Select the reference you want in the window that opens to the right side of the screen. Select the Collection. Click the pen icon - Edit reference.

 

4. Check that Web Importer has identified correctly all data for the reference. Add missing data and select Add.

 

5. Click View Library at the bottom of the window to go to your account in Mendeley Web. The reference has been added to your account.

When you have installed Web Importer, you can add references from databases. N.B. ! Web Importer doesn't seem to work properly in all versions of Firefox, according to tests conducted by the library. We recommend using other browsers, such as Chrome or Edge.

1. Click the red Web Importer button.

2. Select the reference you want in the window that opens to the right side of the screen. Select the Collection. Click the pen icon - Edit reference (pen icon is not visible in the image below).

3. Check that Web Importer has identified correctly all data for the reference. Add missing data and select Add.

4. Click View Library at the bottom of the window to go to your account in Mendeley Web. The reference has been added to your account.

When you have installed Web Importer, you can add references from web pages. N.B. ! Web Importer doesn't seem to work properly in all versions of Firefox, according to tests conducted by the library. We recommend using other browsers, such as Chrome or Edge.

1. Click the red Web Importer button.

2. Select the reference you want in the window that opens to the right side of the screen. Select the Collection. Click the pen icon - Edit reference (pen icon is not visible in the image below).

3. Check that Web Importer has identified correctly all data for the reference. Add missing data and select Add.

4. Click View Library at the bottom of the window to go to your account in Mendeley Web. The reference has been added to your account.

2. Add PDF files

If you have reference material saved as PDF files in your computer, you can add them to Mendeley. You can add PDF files both to Mendeley Web and Mendeley Reference Manager.

1 Click Add new, then File(s) from computer.

Or you can drag and drop a file to Mendeley.

2. Check that data for the reference is correct. Mendeley may not recognise all necessary information in a PDF file. Click the reference in you Mendeley account. You can check and edit references in a window that opens to the right side of the screen.

3. Add references manually

1. Select Add new, then Add entry manually.

2. Select the correct Reference Type and add missing data. Click Add entry.

Select Reference type

When you add references to Mendeley, select a matching Reference type. Below we've listed some tips for selecting the reference type and editing the data provided for each type. Remember to check that Web Importer has identified the data correctly. Add any missing data.
 

Source

Reference type

Article in a database publication (not newspaper articles) Journal article
Article in printed magazines (not newspaper articles) Journal article
Blog Web page
Books and e-books Book
Chapter or article in an edited work

Book section

Internal websites (intranet) Web page
Interviews and oral sources

Hearing. Type in the Title field: Informant's position. Name of organization. Form of communication.

For instance: Human Resources Director. Metropolitan company. Interview.

Laws Statute. Type in the Title field: full name of the law and the number of the statute.
Newspaper articles in print and e-format Newspaper article
Online videos (YouTube etc.) Web page
Public websites, PDFs or other types of files published on public websites Web page
Social media: tweets, Facebook posts etc. Web page
Thesis Thesis

Saavutettavuusseloste / Accessibility Statement