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Managing References using
Saeid Abolfazli
Faculty of Computer Science and IT, University Malaya, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]
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 Log in to the Mendeley portal
 Register an account
 Download the Mendeley Desktop
 After installation, run the mendeley dekstop
 Key in your account detail
Install Web Importer Tool
 You can import references with minimum effort into your
 Install the Web Importer using the following link
 Follow the installation instructions
 Search for the paper and import it into your database
Add References Manually
 Go to File menu
 Open Add references manually
 Key in all required fields and save the reference
Import from Bibtex file
 You can import references from .bib files
 Go to File > Import > BibTex
 You can import all entires from there into your mendeley
Import from EndNote
 In EndNote, select the references that you want to import
into Mendeley Desktop, and click File > Export...
In the window that appears, there is a box labeled 'Files of
type:', in that box select 'XML (*.xml)'
Choose a name for the file and click the 'Save' button
Open Mendeley Desktop and click File > Add Files
Select the file which you exported from EndNote and
click Open
 Moreover, you can export references to Bibtex and RIS
format in EndNote which Mendeley Desktop can also
 In EndNote select Edit > Output Styles > Open Style
Manager. Check the 'Bibtex Export' and 'RefMan (RIS)
Export' options in the list that appears then close the
 Then go to File > Export... and select the 'Text File' type. In
the box labeled Output Style, select either Bibtex Export or
'RefMan (RIS) Export'. In the filename field, enter a name
ending in ".bib" for Bibtex or ".ris" for RIS export and click
Create BibTex library
 The database of references used in LaTex is called BibTeX
 Mendeley creates and synchronize a BibTeX file for your
 Let’s see how can we create a BiBTex file from our mendeley
 Open Mendeley Desktop->Go to Tools->options
 Select the “Enabling Bibtex Synching”
 Tick the “Create one BibTex file for my whole library”
 Define the path where you want your BibTex file stores.
 For instance, D:\references
 Look at the screen shot at next slide
Connect BibTeX to tex document
 You can connect your BibTeX to your document.
 In LaTex you need two things to work
1- Bibliography style
2- References library
References are usually apearing after conclusions.
So, go to your conclusion and write
\bibliographystyle{name of your biblio style}
Put the bibliography style you intend to use, for instance ieeetran is a style for
referencing based on ieee standard
write the name of the BibTex file here. Make sure your file is located in the same folder
where your tex file stored. If not, provide full address of your database
For full address, use / while addressing. Avoid using \
For instance, “d:\references\library.bib” should be “d:/references/library”
Omit “.bib”
Connect BibTeX to tex document
For example
 \bibliographystyle{name of your biblio style}
Citing in LaTeX
 Use \cite{bibtex key} in your text.
 For instance,
 There are four types of cloud-based computation resources
 The pdf output file will look like:
 There are four types of cloud-based computation resources[1]
for possible solution.
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