Using the notes features in Mendeley

In this post we will explain how you can highlight, make general notes and in-text annotations within sources in your Mendeley library.

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Contents

Introduction

Highlighting and in-text annotations

The central pane in Mendeley Desktop showing records with attached PDFs and PDF icon highlighted.
The central pane in Mendeley Desktop showing records with attached PDFs and PDF icon highlighted.
PDFs attached to record in Mendeley Desktop
Highlighted text in Mendeley’s PDF reader.
Highlighted text in Mendeley’s PDF reader.
Highlighting in the Mendeley PDF reader
An in-text annotation added to a paper in Mendeley’s PDF reader.
An in-text annotation added to a paper in Mendeley’s PDF reader.
In-text notes in the Mendeley PDF reader

General notes

Record selected in the central pane of Mendeley Desktop.
Record selected in the central pane of Mendeley Desktop.
Selecting a source to make notes on in Mendeley Desktop
The notes tab selected in the right-hand pane of Mendeley Desktop with an example of general notes.
The notes tab selected in the right-hand pane of Mendeley Desktop with an example of general notes.
Selecting the notes tab in Mendeley Desktop

Summary

Further support

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