Here we are, at the halfway point of our twelve-part how-to blog series. This one will be another quick look at something our members sometimes don’t realize. Your library can contain more than just references and PDFs!
There are nearly a dozen different ways to add references to your Mendeley library. Reference entries can have a file associated with them or not. In other words, your entries can be just document details or also contain the respective PDF, Word, PPT or other document format.
One thing that many don’t realize is that you can actually have multiple documents attached to a single reference entry. A good and recurring example of this is having a reference with attached PDF and supplementary data files. Useful, right? I know!
Here’s how you add multiple documents to a single references:
- Click on an entry in your library.
- Look at the right-hand panel which contains the document details
- Scroll down to where the attachment field is.
- Attach one or multiple documents to that entry. Done.
You will notice that the entry in your library will show a different icon from the entries with one or no attached documents.
Previous How-to series entries:
- How to merge author names
- How to drag and drop PDF links into Mendeley for direct download
- Generate BibTeX files for your collections for use in LaTeX
- How to check for duplicate entries and merging
- How to copy & paste formatted citations anywhere (LaTeX too!)