There are two main ways to import PDF files into Mendeley from the Mendeley Library page.
1) Selecting the Add new button on the side bar of the Library page to directly upload PDFs from your files to the library.
2) Simply dragging PDF files into the Mendeley Library to your All References section or to specific folders.
There are also ways to export articles directly from your library search and on library database websites themselves.
After being directed to an article on a library database, you may see a red rectangular box with Mendeley's icon to the right of the screen that says View PDF.
Next, select the red box. This will redirect you to a PDF of the article. At the top right corner of the document reader, there is a menu with an option that says Add to Mendeley. Select this option to upload the PDF to your Mendeley Library.
The image above shows the different icons in the document reader.
When uploading documents from specific webpages, select the Mendeley Web Importer to export information about the webpage into your library. After opening the importer, you can organize where you would like to export the webpage information into your library (e.g. different folders).
The image above shows how the web importer appears when using it to export references to your library.
After you search for an article on the UP library website, and select the article title to view more information on how to access the article, you will see the following icons below the top of the page:
These icons are labeled as Permalink, Email, Citation, Export to RefWorks, Export to Mendeley, and Export RIS.
Select the Export to Mendeley icon, which will then prompt you to log-in to your Mendeley account. After logging in, whenever you select this icon, the library website will export the identifying information of the article on the page into your Mendeley library.
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