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Mendeley: PDF's

Software that helps with referencing. In this guide learn about Mendeley, sign up to a class and download Mendeley.

PDF Import to Mendeley Desktop

Download your PDF to a convenient location and then open the reference in Mendeley Desktop and go to the Details tab.

Then click on Add file.

Mendeley Desktop PDF Import

Browse to the folder containing your PDF and select it.  It will then be attached to your reference.

When you have attached a PDF to a reference an icon will appear next to the refrence.  Clicking on the icon will open the PDF in a PDF reader where you can add highlights and notes.

Mendeley Desktop with PDF

PDF Import to Mendeley Web

Download your PDF to a convenient location and then open the reference in Mendeley Web and click on the Edit button.

Mendeley Web Edit

Scroll down and click on the cloud icon.

Mendeley Web Cloud Icon

 

Browse to the folder containing your PDF and select it.  It will then be attached to your reference when you click on Save..

When you have attached a PDF to a reference an icon will appear next to the reference.  Clicking on the icon will open the PDF in a PDF reader.

 

Mendeley Web PDF Icon

Get Full Text Articles (OpenURL) in Mendeley Web

In Mendeley Web's Paper search, you can can get full text access to articles by connecting with the UWA Library OpenURL resolver.

UWA Library's OpenURL resolver is: http://primo-direct-apac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/UWA/UWA_SERVICES_PAGE

To set up full text access to articles

  • Click on My Account
  • Select Account details



  • Select the Sharing / Importing tab
  • Under the Edit Library Access Links section, click on the Add library manually button

  • type 'The University of Western Australia' (or any name you choose) in the Name box
  • in the Base URL box, type http://primo-direct-apac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/openurl/UWA/UWA_SERVICES_PAGE
  • click on the Add Library link button



  • The UWA Library link will now appear when you select Find this paper at... in Paper Search