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How to Import References Into Mendeley

BioOne: Access

BioOne: Manual Export Method

In BioOne:
  1. Perform a search on your topic in BioOne.
  2. Mark one or more references in the search results.
  3. At the top of the results list, click the "Download to Citation Manager" link.
  4. Choose "Citation & Abstract" from the export choices and click the "Download citation data" button.
  5. Save the RIS file to your computer's desktop or download folder. The file will be named something along the lines of "bioone_jvec40_327.ris", where the name includes an identifier code. The file can have any name, but it is important to retain the ".ris" file extension.
In Mendeley:
  1. Login to Mendeley if you are not already.
  2. In your Mendeley library, click the "Add" button. Select "Import RIS (.ris)".
  3. Browse your computer for the "bioone.ris" file that you saved from ScienceDirect.
  4. Highlight and "Open" it to import the references into your Mendeley library.

BioOne: Review the Results

Review the Results

The citation quality in BioOne is generally of high quality. However, you may occasionally find errors or omissions in the citations. Review each citation while you still have the citations up on the screen to more easily correct any errors after you import them into Mendeley.

To cite articles, you need at a minimum, the article's author(s), the article title, the journal it appeared in (the name may be abbreviated or not, depending on the database), the volume number, the issue number (usually), the year of publication, and the page numbers or document identifier if the journal doesn't use page numbers. Consult the rules for the citation style you have been instructed to use so you know what is needed.

BioOne doesn't have an easy way to download PDFs of multiple articles in a single step. However, citations imported from BioOne into Mendeley include a URL back the article on the BioOne site so you can manually import the PDFs later.

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