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Importing References to Mendeley

Before proceeding, make sure that Mendeley Reference Manager is installed on your workstation and you have created a Mendeley account.

  1. Open Mendeley and login to your personal account.

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  2. If you want to keep your folder structure and have exported individual RefWorks folders to RIS files, you'll want to recreate these folders in Mendeley first. Click on on Create Folder and choose a folder name. If you do not wish to import your citations into a folder, select All Documents.

  3. Select File Import... RIS - Research Information Systems (*.ris)undefined

  4. In the bottom right, use the dropdown to select All supported formats. Click on the file you exported from RefWorks. Click Open.undefined

  5. Your citations are now imported from Refworks and you will see a confirmation of the number of imported references at the bottom of the window. Repeat the process for other folders.


Adapted from: Knowledge Resource Service. (2020, July 27). Migrating to Mendeley.