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Mendeley: Annotating PDFs with Mendeley

A guide to getting started with the Mendeley citation management program.

Getting Started with PDF Annotating

Mendeley allows you to annotate and highlight PDFs that are uploaded into your Mendeley library. Once a PDF is uploaded, click on the PDF icon that appears next to the reference. 

Circled PDF Icon to the left of the citation title

This will open a new tab within Mendeley with the PDF displayed. You can then use the icons in the Annotations toolbar at the top of the page to highlight, leave notes, etc. To navigate back to your library, click the 'My Library' tab underneath the Annotation toolbar.

Annotation tools highlighted in the PDF view

For additional help and more information about annotating PDFs in Mendeley, click here.