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Endnote Basic: Using Mendeley to Manage your Personal Library

This guide highlights the unique features of EndNote Basic (previously EndNote Web). EndNote Basic is free and can be used with or without EndNote Desktop software.

Adding Documents and Citations

Drag and Drop Files

  • Simply drag a PDF or folder from your computer to your Mendeley library.
  • Mendeley will automatically extract metadata for citation, but this is not a perfect system and should be double checked by you.

Import from Websites

Import from Existing Software

  • Easily import an existing library from Endnote, Papers or Zotero from the "File" menu.

Formatting Citations

'Cite while you Write'

  • From the Tools menu within Mendeley Desktop, you can install a Word plug-in to import citations and format them to the appropriate style in your papers

Annotating Documents

Open PDF files in Mendeley.

  • Multiple PDFs can be open simultaneously in separate tabs.
  • Allows for easy navigation between documents in your library.

Easily highlight content and add notes.

  • After making annotations, click on "Sync" to ensure all members of your group can see your highlights and notes.
  • PDFs can be printed or exported with annotations.
  • How to Export Your Annotations

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Jerilyn Tinio
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