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Mendeley Web Importer Mac Safari

The easiest way to add papers to Mendeley is to drag and drop PDFs from your files. You may also use the Add Files option and select one or more PDFs from your files. Mendeley will attempt to extract metadata from the PDF to create a citation – author, title, year, volume, etc.

NOTE: The web snapshot feature has been deprecated due to lack of use. (Updated: 13th Nov 2013) I recently wrote a blog post about one of Mendeley’s great features, the web importer.Promising an update at the end of the last post, I can now say that the newest cool thing that the importer can do is save webpage snapshots. Description Mendeley Web Importer detects article identifiers on the page you are viewing and automatically retrieves metadata and PDF full texts (where available) for you to add to your library. You just need to be viewing an article or a list of references in the browser and click on the Mendeley Web Importer extension icon in the toolbar. Web importer for Safari. Hi, I recently got a Mac and I am trying to download the web importer. I read how to do it and watched videos about dragging the 'save to Mendeley' up to the bookmarks bar, however I do not see the icon when directed from the Mendeley app to the web importer page. There are no options for Safari on that page. Safari; Internet Explorer (7-9) Import citations from the internet/library databases. Mendeley web importer (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE) Create Reference Lists. MS Word Plugin (Windows, Mac) Open/Libre Office Plugin (Windows, Mac, Linux) BibTeX for LaTeX; Store articles.


1. Drag and Drop PDFs

Drag PDF from your desktop or folder on your computer to the center pane of Mendeley Desktop or Mendeley Reference Manager.

2. Use the Add Files icon on the toolbar in Mendeley Desktop (on your computer) or in Mendeley Reference Manager (online).

Click the Add Files icon and select the file(s) from your computer. You can input an entry manually, add PDFs, or import an citation from another database format (Endnote (.xml), RIS (.ris), BibTeX (.bib)).

Mendeley Desktop (Mac):

Mendeley Desktop (Windows)

Mendeley Referenece Manager (online)

IMPORTANT: Remember that a citation tool is only as good as the person using it. Always double check the information (author, article title, publication type...) that Mendeley extracts from your document, it can be wrong. Mendeley usually prompts you to confirm the information it imports:

For the past decade, Mendeley Web Importer has been vital for busy researchers, making it easy to add articles from across the internet to their reference library.

Today, we’re pleased to announce an all-new version, with new features and a refreshed design. The new Mendeley Web Importer is available for both Google Chrome and Firefox.

What’s new?

Rebuilt for reliability and flexibility

Mendeley Web Importer has been completely rebuilt to ensure rock-solid reliability in finding relevant references and uploading them to your Mendeley library.


The new version also lets you get on with other work while uploads are in progress. It can keep uploading PDFs to your Mendeley library even if you close the window or switch tabs.

Preview the full text before adding it to your library

Everyone’s workflow is different. If you prefer to scan the full text before deciding to add it to your Mendeley library, now you can simply select ‘View PDF’ in the Mendeley Web Importer interface. The PDF will open within Elsevier’s enhanced PDF reader, adding navigational shortcuts and clickable elements to the full texts. More enhancements are planned too, so keep an eye out for future announcements.

Organize your PDFs into collections and share them with groups

The redesigned interface makes it clearer and easier to add references directly to the collections and groups in your Mendeley library. Mendeley Web Importer now also remembers the last collection you selected, saving you time.

Get more full texts than ever before

We’ve introduced new technology to enable the retrieval of even more full-text PDFs. That means that when you use Mendeley Web Importer, you can have total confidence that you’re getting everything you need.

If your account is authenticated to a registered institutional network, Mendeley Web Importer also retrieves full texts from publisher sites, including ScienceDirect, Wiley Online, Taylor and Francis Online, and SpringerLink.

Huge accessibility improvements

It’s important that everyone can navigate Mendeley Web Importer in the way that’s best for them. If the keyboard is the right tool for you, you can now simply select either Ctrl-Shift-S on your PC or Cmd-Shift-S on your Mac to import references and full texts using only the keyboard.

No more waiting for version updates

Websites change all the time. To ensure constant compatibility, we have a responsive development strategy for Mendeley Web Importer.

To ensure your version doesn’t fall behind, meaning a sub-optimal experience for you, we now automatically cascade updates to your browser as soon as they are available.

Get started with Mendeley Web Importer

To get started, simply visit

For Google Chrome, if you already have the earlier version of Mendeley Web Importer installed, the new version will overwrite the existing version automatically.

For Firefox, you will need to uninstall the previous version and install the new one.

We expect to release ports to Microsoft Edge and Safari later in 2020.

What’s next?

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The new Mendeley Web Importer is designed to save you time and simplify your research workflow.

We always welcome your feedback on how to improve our solutions and services, so do let us know your thoughts on the new Mendeley Web Importer using our feedback form or using the ‘Send feedback’ link in the new Web Importer settings page.


Mendeley Web Importer Mac Safari Extension

Mendeley Web Importer is just one of Mendeley’s reference management tools available to help you build your knowledge. Find out more about reference management from Mendeley here.

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Looking for advice on effectively building your knowledgebase? Take a look at this Elsevier Connect article on key steps to collecting and organizing research.