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Citation Management

How to store and reuse your citations?

Add PDFs to Mendeley

Add Full-Text PDF to Mendeley

Add articles to Mendeley by dragging and dropping a PDF into the Mendeley Desktop window from your computer. Mendeley will automatically extract the details from the document and create a citation for that article. If you add a PDF for an article citation that is already in your All Documents Folder, Mendeley will find the matching citation and add the PDF.

You can also drag and drop a folder containing multiple articles at the same time.

 Mendeley Desktop

  • Click on File --> Add Files...
  • Select the files which you are planning to upload to your library


  • Click on the file and drag the file into Mendeley library

Mendeley Web

  • Click on the Library menu in the Mendeley web
  • Drag/Drop a file to the library


  • Click on Add button.
  • Click on Import Document.
  • Choose the required document and click on Open.
  • The selected file will add into the mendeley account


  1. It is important that you check the citations carefully. Mendeley may sometime unable to retrieve the citation data and create a wrong/incomplete citation.
  2. Mendeley may sometime not have access to retrieve and save the .PDF of a citation directly from database. Please download the PDF separately and attach to the citation.