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Managing your references

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to manage your references in Mendeley.

By the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to:

1. Using folders

To practice organizing your references into folders, complete the tasks below.

  1. Create a folder and a subfolder.
  2. Rename a folder.
  3. Make a subfolder a top-level folder.
  4. Select multiple references to add to your folder and sub folder.
  • Select a group of consecutive references
  • Select a group of non-consecutive references
  1. Delete your new folder.
  2. Add reference to 'Needs Review'.

2. Adding tags

To practice adding tags to your library, complete the tasks below.

  1. Add multiple tags to 5 references
  2. Filter your results by a tag
  3. Delete a tag from a single reference
  4. Delete a tag from all references
  5. Rename a tag for multiple items

3. Removing Duplicates

To practice removing duplicates from your library, complete the task below.

You’ll need to add an item twice. Using the web importer, add the following article from 2 different sources. Source 1: Library Search  /  Source 2: Journal homepage

  1. View duplicates in your library.
  2. Compare both versions and select different fields you want to include.
  3. Merge them.