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Save references to Mendeley from the web easily!

With the Mendeley Web Importer, you can easily save references and PDF files into your personal library.

Using Chrome?

Install Mendeley Web Importer browser extension.

Using Firefox?

Download Mendeley Web Importer browser extension.

Using Safari or Internet Explorer?

Install the Mendeley Web Importer bookmarklet.

  1. Make sure your 'Bookmarks' or 'Favourites' bar is visible.

    You may need to switch this on from the 'View' menu in your browser.

  2. Drag this button to your 'Bookmarks' or 'Favourites' bar to add the bookmarklet to your browser. Save to Mendeley

Using the web importer

You just need to be viewing an article or a list of references in the browser. This can mean that you're looking at an actual PDF file, an article entry in an online catalog, or even a list of search results. The Mendeley Web Importer will scan the page for metadata, and provide you with a list of the results it finds.

To begin the import process, click on the red Mendeley button next to the address bar in Chrome, or click the 'Save to Mendeley' bookmarklet in your Bookmarks/Favorites if you're using another browser. Depending on the number of results the Importer finds, you'll be provided with a list of different items, or specific details of a single item. You can then review the details, and even make manual corrections within the Importer itself, before choosing to add the references to your personal Mendeley library.

Supported content

The Mendeley Web Importer is compatible with Science Direct, Google Scholar listings, PubMed and many many other online catalogs. If you find there's a website that doesn't work, please contact us to let us know.

In addition, we also support importing metadata from COinS and metatags. If you wish to make your site more compatible with the Mendeley Web Importer, please refer to the information for publishers guide.