Whenever you add references to your Mendeley library, regardless of the source, there is a chance some information will be missing or incorrect. There are a couple of ways that Mendeley can assist you with editing these references:
You can create folders within folders in your Mendeley library for an extra level of organisation.
To do this:
This functionality has numerous applications, for example:
You can add articles to the Favourites folder (in the My Library pane on the left) by clicking on the star next to any reference:
This could be used in one of a number of different ways, for example: identifying articles you have cited already, picking your most relevant results for a topic, identifying NZ references, identifying research you would like to comment on or explore further, identifying articles published by a specific research team, and so on.
You can apply tags to your references, and search for them using filters. Tags are terms that you apply to a record to identify it as belonging to a particular group, or being on a certain topic.
To add a tag:
You can filter your Mendeley library by your tags, or by author names, author keywords, and publications.
You can manually add PDFs to references in your Mendeley library. You may have references without PDFs if you have made a manual entry (for a report or book chapter, for example), or if you have imported records from a database.
In addition to the notes you can add to a PDF (see beginner's guide), you can also write general notes for a reference.
You could use this functionality to identify recurring themes, add critical appraisal notes, note the date of access, and more.