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Mendeley: Practice - multiple citations at once

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

Export multiple citations from Discovery and into Mendeley - screen shots

To export several citations at a time out of Discovery and into your Mendeley Reference Manager' software, follow these steps:

Step 1: Do one or more searches of Discovery and select the citations you want to keep.

Step 2: When you have finished searching, open your list of chosen citations by clicking on 'My Items' in the top right corner.

Step 2: At this point you can review your list and un-select the citations you no longer want.

Step 3: Click on the 'Cite' button.

Cite button in Mendeley

Step 4: Click on 'Export to RIS'

Export to RIS - Mendeley

Step 5: Open your Mendeley Reference Manager software and import the file in RIS format.

importing RIS file to Mendeley



Practice - multiple citations

  • Either try this 'canned' search of Discovery, or run your own search from the Library homepage
  • Follow the directions outlined on the left side of this page to 'mark' and export your chosen citations