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Mendeley Reference Management: Editing & Updating Library

Learn how to use the citation management tool Mendeley to organize resources, format bibliographies & citations, and more.

Manually Sync

Mendeley usually syncs Desktop and Online components when you exit the account, but in cases where this isn't automatic, you can also manually sync.

Remove Duplicates

Think you might have loaded a resource more than once? Let Mendeley help you find it and merge the records.

Use Mendeley's Merge Feature


Manually Merge Documents

Citations that Need Review

Sometimes a resource is missing details (authors, dates, abstracts, etc.). Mendeley has Needs Review to help manage these. Click on Needs Review to edit & manually add the missing details.