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How to Import References Into Mendeley

ProQuest: Access

Consult the A-Z Database list to see the full list of databases included on the ProQuest platform. Do note that it is easy to search across multiple databases at once using ProQuest Central.

ProQuest: Manual Export Method

In ProQuest:
  1. Search your topic in ProQuest.
  2. Mark one or more reference in the search results. You can mark results across multiple pages.
  3. When you are done marking records, click the "Save" link at the top right of the search results.
  4. Select "RIS (works with EndNote, Citavi, etc)" from the "Export/Save" options. 
  5. This will launch an "Export/Save" pane where you can optionally change some of the display options. Click "Continue".
  6. ProQuest will prompt you to save an RIS file with a name along the lines of "ProQuestDocuments-2017-09-08.ris", where the name includes a date stamp.
  7. Save the file to your computer's desktop or download folder so you can find it again.
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 "ProQuestDocuments.ris" file that you saved from ProQuest.
  4. Highlight and "Open" it to import the references into your Mendeley library.

ProQuest: Review the Results

Review the Results

Citation quality in ProQuest databases is generally high, but occasional error or omissions do occur. Review each imported citation in Mendeley while you still have the search results in ProQuest up on the screen to more easily correct any errors or omissions that you find.

Complete citations for articles 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.

ProQuest does not include the full-text of all the articles that it indexes. If a PDF of an article is not available directly in ProQuest, you will see a "Check the Le Moyne College online catalog" link that will check the citation against Library subscriptions for an alternative source.

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