Sometimes when importing a citation all the details (authors, dates, abstracts, etc.) might not be included. Mendeley has a section called Needs Review to help you manage these. When Mendeley detects that some details are missing the citation gets placed here for review. Click on Needs Review to generate a list of citations. Next, you can manually add the missing details or search Google Scholar for them.
There are three options for adding a PDF from you local hard drive to Mendeley. You can:
To add a citation from a website or database install the Web Importer and then select the appropriate references on the page or send them to your Clipboard / Folder. If you do not select the references or add from a Clipboard / Folder then all search results on the page will be imported. Once you have done that, click on the Save to Mendeley button on your browser's toolbar. Taking this step will add the citations to your Mendeley Web account, once your account syncs you will see it in your Desktop as well. Take note of the supported sites, as these are the ones most likely to import citations correctly.
Please note: While EBSCO (includes CINAHL) is a supported site through Mendeley Web Importer there are currently issues with the functionality that Mendeley is working on. In the meantime please see instructions on RIS files to export more than one citation at a time.
There are two ways to sync the Desktop to the Web. You can set up your account to automatically do so or manually press the sync button. See instructions below for both options.
Click on the Sync button at the top of Mendeley Desktop.