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This guide helps you step by step use Mendeley to manage your sources/references easily.

Organize your Library


A. Create Collections

For easier handling of the references, you can sort them into collections:

1. In the pane on the left, click on New Collection.

2. Type in the name and press Enter on your keyboard.


If you delete a reference from one of your folders, the reference will be removed from the library.


B. Nested Folders

You can create folders within collections. Right-click on an existing folder, and select New Collection.



C. Favorites

You can add articles to the Favorites folder (in the pane on the left) by clicking on the star next to any reference.