The quickest option to save citations is to use the Mendeley Web Importer. However, this does require an account with Mendeley/Elsevier. To use this tool:
Sometimes, you will need to enter new citations yourself. This might happen if:
To add new citations, you can select the "add" button in the upper left of the software's menu, then pick "add entry manually," and then select from a variety of item types to get your citation started. The default is to a journal article- click that drop down menu to select a different option to get different fields to fill.
When adding a full text PDF document to your library, it is the most helpful for organization if you file it under a citation. There are a couple of ways to approach this.
To add an already downloaded PDF document to an existing citation:
Alternatively, you can simply upload a PDF document into your Mendeley library without an existing citation, and Mendeley will often be able to search the web to find the citation details.
To add a PDF document by finding the full text on the web: