There are 2 ways to download citations into Mendeley:
- Uploading to your Mendeley Library
- Web Import
To upload a document to your library, click the blue "+Add" button on the top left side of your screen. This option lets you import a document from your computer, manually enter a citation, or import a citation that you've saved in .xml, .ris, or .bib format. Select how you wish to add your citation and follow the prompts.
To save citations by web import, click the small red "M" located to the right of the website bar. Mendeley will work with almost all databases, including Clinical Key, Access Medicine, and even Google Scholar. Simply search for articles, click to open the articles or abstracts that you wish to save, then click the red "M".
*This method will not work with PubMed. Please check out the page on importing citations from PubMed for that.*
This will open the Web Importer pop-up. Be sure you have the citation selected and click "Add Mendeley". This will save the citation directly to your personal Mendeley Library.