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

PDF & Notes

A. Add PDF file to a citation

  1. Click on the record in your library, scroll down the Details pane on the right until you reach the Files field, and click on Add Files.
  2. Locate the PDF where you have saved it on your computer, and click Open to add it.

B. Work with PDF

  • To open up a PDF document in Mendeley, double-click on a reference that is linked to a PDF.
  • To highlight sections in your PDF document, click on the Highlight icon in the toolbar and select the desired text. You can highlight in several colors.

Highlight text












  • Click on the Note icon in the toolbar, then click on the spot within the PDF, and type your note. You can use notes in different colors.

PDF Note