1.From the File dropdown menu (or the Add Files menu), select Add Entry Manually.
2. In the New Document window that opens:
3. Click the Save button.
Integrate your CiteULike or Zotero libraries with Mendeley using the File Organizer (Tools > Options > File Organizer). You can also organize your PDF files in a consistent folder structure on your hard disk & rename them according to their document details.
Add references to Mendeley in these ways:
Important note: When you attach documents (such as PDFs, Word docs, JPEGs), you must keep them in a folder, somewhere on your computer or network space. If you work on multiple computers, the folders need to contain only those files that you've attached on that computer; that is, you don't have to duplicate all files on all of the computers that you use.
Search Mendeley's web catalog at Mendeley.com for specific articles or subjects.
Here is the search results page. There are a variety of filters that you can apply to your search results on the left, & you can sort your results by Most Relevant, Most Recent, & Most Cited.
To add references to your library, simply click Add to library. When the article PDF is freely available, click the View PDF link to read or download it. If the PDF is not freely available, you'll see a Get Full text Link instead. Use the Related link to see other articles in the Mendeley Web Catalog that are related to the article that you chose.
If you want to to import hundreds (or thousands) of references (for example, if you're doing a systematic review) and don't want to import a references a page of results at a time using the Web Importer, there are other ways to export.
.ris format in a variety of databases
Use the Web Importer to save references to your library, adding it to any web browsers that you use. When you want to export, click the icon, sign in to Mendeley, & in the new window, Choose Select all or make a selection of references to import. If PDFs are freely available, it will be automatically imported.