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Mendeley: Practice - add single articles

Practical instructions for installing and using Mendeley citation manager.


There are many ways to add citations to your Mendeley library, outlined under the 'Collecting citations' tab of this guide, The pages in this section of the guide help you practice some of the more common ones.

Using the directions on the left side of this page, and the citation(s) listed on the right side, practice adding this/these citation(s) to your Mendeley library.Instructions for Paste and Spellcheck

Capture single citation from database site - preferred method

The most reliably complete citations for journal articles are found in the database holding that article. You are usually more successful if you start from a page like this, rather than from an open PDF:

To add a citation like this to your Mendeley account, click on the 'Add to Mendeley' button in your browser

If you have not logged into Mendeley lately, you will be prompted to do that.

To make sure all the citation details are correct, click on the pen icon to edit the citation information.  To save the citation, click on 'Add' (though you can also specify the folder to which you would like to add this citation. (You would have needed to create this folder beforehand.)

Adding citation to Mendeley library


Practice adding single articles from publisher's website

Here are two sample article citations for you to practice manually adding citations to your Mendeley library

Chalmers, D., Fisch, C., Matthews, R., Quinn, W., & Recker, J. (2022). Beyond the bubble: Will NFTs and digital proof of ownership empower creative industry entrepreneurs?. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 17, e00309.'


Example 2:

Lutz Allen, S., Smith, J. E., & Da Silva, N. (2013). Leadership style in relation to organizational change and organizational creativity: Perceptions from nonprofit organizational members. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 24(1), 23-42.