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Mendeley

This guide provides on overview of how to use Mendeley to create a personal database of references that can be inserted into documents created with Word.

Export from Mendeley to EndNote

Do the following to export references from Mendeley:

  1. Open Mendeley Desktop, select the references you want to export.

  2. Click File, then Export.

  3. Set the output file as "EndNote XML" (from the drop-dwon list next to "Save as type" in the Export Selected Document pop-up box.)

  4. Save the export file to your computer. Then close Mendley.

In EndNote, do the following to import your Mendeley file:

  1. Open EndNote.

  2. Click File, then Import (file or folder).

  3. Click the Choose...button in the Import File pop-up box to select the Mendeley file you have saved earlier.

  4. Choose file Import Option (PDF or other document type) to match your exported Mendeley file.

  5. Click Import to complete the conversion process.

          

Export from Mendeley to Zotero

To export references from your Mendeley library, try these steps:

  1. Open Mendeley Desktop, select the references you want to export.

  2. Click File, then Export...

  3. Choose RIS format from the drop-down list next to "Save as type" in the Export Selected Doment pop-up box. [Note: RIS format is the most compatible with other citation tools. However, if you prefere, you can also use the BibTeX (*.bib) format from the drop-down list].

  4. Save the export file to your computer. Then close Mendeley.

    <---The Mendeley Export screen shot is available in the left box.

Now you are ready to export your Mendeley library to Zotero. Follow the below steps:

  1. Open Zotero, click File, then Import.... Or, click the  icon and select Import….

  2. Locate the Mendeley file you have saved earlier on your computer.

  3. Click the Open button to finish the migration process.

[Note: PDFs attached to articles in Mendeley will be imported to Zotero, but folders won't be retained.]