Mendeley Desktop excels at:
- adding PDFs and automatically creating citation data from the information in the PDF.
- offers excellent feature for managing PDFs on your computer and searching and viewing them.
Mendeley Web excels at:
-allowing you to access your saved research on the go
-collect citations while browsing online databases
-provides access to articles via the Papers collection
o make your selections in the Web Importer window
o add your citations to the Clipboard (PubMed) or to a folder
Go to https://www.mendeley.com/reference-management/web-importer/#id_1 and follow the instructions for adding the Save to Mendeley button in your browser.
The Save to Mendeley button is an application that sits on your Bookmarks Toolbar. You will click the Save to Mendeley button/bookmark when you want to save a citation from an online source (such as a database or website). If you use more than one browser, do this to all of them. Run the Pop-up blocker test and turn off blocking for Mendeley or you will not be able to automatically collect citations.