To get started, create a Mendeley account and download the Mendeley Desktop app from the Mendeley website.
You can add citations by hand by clicking on the Add pull-down menu (a paper with a plus sign) at the top of the page.
In the menu that appears, select how you would like to add items. You can upload files using the Add Files option, add an entire folder of documents, or add citation information manually.
If you would like to enter the citation information by hand, click on Add Entry Manually. Select the type of reference you would like to add. The required information will change based on what type of citation you're adding. Click Save when you're done.
For items found in the Libraries Search or in reference databases, it may be easier to import references from the catalog and databases directly.
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