Mendeley desktop allows you to build, manage your personal library. It can easily helps you to take notes and citations on your resources. The desktop software can be freely downloaded from www.mendeley.com to multiple devices and is compatible with operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux.
By default, when you import a PDF, Mendeley does not move that file; it just creates a reference so it knows where to find that file on your computer. If you later move or delete that file, Mendeley will not be able to access it.
There are two ways to address this:
You can add documents to the Mendeley desktop in different ways.
You can add your Mendeley desktop window by dragging and dropping your documents. Mendeley will automatically extract the details from the documents and generate bibliographic information for your library.
You can also drag and drop a folder containing multiple documents.
Your can transfer your library from other reference management software.
Use the Export option within the other software to extract your references to RIS, BibTeX, or EndNote XML file format.
In Mendeley Desktop, click File > ‘Import’ and select the exported file to add its contents to your Mendeley library.
Create folders and subfolders: You can create folders and subfolders that will group your documents and search within them with Mendeley interface. To create a new folder, you can right click anywhere in the left panel of Mendeley Desktop and select ‘New Folder’, use the ‘Create new folder’ button that appears on the main toolbar or use the ‘Create folder…’ option that appears under ‘My Library’ in the left panel.
Search:Mendeley desktop offers a search tool that allows you to easily retrieve your references.
Tag and filtering: Tags allow you to easily group resources in your library.