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How to Import References Into Mendeley

SciFinder: Access

SciFinder: Manual Export Method

In SciFinder:
  1. Login to SciFinder and perform a search on your topic.
  2. Mark one or more references in the results list.
  3. In the upper right of the results page, click the "Export" button.
  4. In the "Export" pane, choose "Citation export format (*.ris)" from the "Citation Manager" option. 
  5. Click the "Export" button to save the RIS file to your computer desktop or download folder so you can find it again. The file will be named something along the lines of "Reference_09_08_2017_121349.ris", where the numbers represent a date and timestamp.
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 "Reference.ris" file that you saved from SciFinder.
  4. Highlight and "Open" it to import the references into your Mendeley library.

SciFinder: Review the Results

Review the Results

Review each imported citation in Mendeley while you still have the search results in SciFinder 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.

SciFinder does not include the full-text of the articles that it indexes. If you want to add article PDFs to your Mendeley database, you will need locate them outside of SciFinder. However, SciFinder does provide an "Other Sources" link for each of the entries in the results list that can get you started. If the Library subscribes to the journal the article appears in, it will retrieve it through the Library's Citation Linker. Open source articles are generally redirected to the publisher's website. Download the PDF of the article and manually add it to your Mendeley citation.

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