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Mendeley Web Importer

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Fast, convenient import of references and PDFs to your Mendeley Reference Manager library.

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Description from store When viewing an article or a list of references in the browser, click the Mendeley Web Importer icon in the toolbar. The extension will analyse the page and retrieve metadata like title, authors, etc. and PDF full texts (where available) for you to add to your Mendeley library. Get a Mendeley account at https://www.mendeley.com/ where you can save, read and cite the articles you import with the extension. You will also receive 2GB of free storage space.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-02-26) Bryce Livingston: This is the best one. I've tried the other options - EndNote Online, Zotero. This one is very well-designed and has the most features for free. You don't have to worry about paying for something you might not use that much. If all you care about is managing references (rather than saving PDFs), you'll never hit the 2 GB data limit. The web plugin is fantastic! It fits in seamlessly with the articles, has a great workflow, and actually helps you access full articles more quickly from the abstracts. I have multiple ad blockers and content blockers installed and none of them interfered with Mendeley's performance. No bugs, no issues with login. These are things I'm seeing in top reviews from 2+ years ago that have probably been patched since then. I had all these articles open in ~50 tabs that had been a PITA to try to get into either of the other ref managers I mentioned. With Mendeley's plugin it was so simple and quick! Thank you, you've saved my semester :)
  • (2021-02-23) Margarida Pereira: Doesn't even open or let me use it for, you know, the main reason people use it as an extension
  • (2021-02-23) Roeland in 't Veld: Can't login
  • (2021-02-22) Tan Doan Nhut: Error: "Pdf not found" it worked well before, but now it cannot download pdf file from ieeexplore.ieee.org (pdf file are available because I connecting using academic network).
  • (2021-02-22) Mertcan Özdemir: Not stable.
  • (2021-02-20) francisco williams: My brother David has been diagnose with HERPES for a little more than a year. He showed signs of it for close to three years and no Doctor was able to figure out what was wrong, until my sister whom he had been living with kept trying to bring him to each doctor ---- finally found a doctor who recognised almost immediately that he had HERPES. He has been taking medication that was made available to him only through a medical grant funding from those who have donated to the continuing research for a possible cure. He has slowed down in the progression, but without side affects. My hopes and prayers are that, you can HERPESo contact the Doctor for possible cure if you have HERPES or any relative suffering for same disease here is their contact is as follow. [email protected] OR [email protected]  their Website: www.healthmedlabclinic.com
  • (2021-02-19) Camille Cooley: It works for academic papers (albeit very slow). Isn't working for gray literature (won't even cite an NPR article). Really disappointing.
  • (2021-02-16) Guy Cunliffe: Doesn't work effectively, constantly crashes or gives an "error" message, a complete waste of time. It's easier just to manually enter entries into the Mendeley desktop library.
  • (2021-02-15) Jack Miller: I really don't understand why this web app needs the "enhanced and updated" permissions it requests. Why does a reference manager need to know my GPS location, age, or my download history? I've just been prompted to give (new) permissions and I don't like it! I'm going to move to using an open-source solution where at least I know what is going on.
  • (2021-02-13) Eufemia Elizabeth Solano Chamba: Ha sido de mucha ayuda, pero hoy no pude guardar las bibliografías, alguien podría ayudarme.
  • (2021-02-05) Luka Velinov: Overall it's a great plugin and finds the correct information in I'd say 80% of cases. Which is still better than doing it all manually, but not as accurate as downloading a bibtex entry. Unfortunately there seem to be some issues with how logins are handled. I need to log in again and again all the time. Sometimes the plugin just appears blank. This happens on multiple computers and I'v heard other people complain about it. Have had this issue for years now I think. Please fix this soon, Mendeley!
  • (2021-02-05) VENKATA PARDHA SARADHI ATTULURI: Too good concept and worst execution. I rarely use Mendely app. However, most of the times the app hangs or crashes. What is the point of having an app that can't be used?. Today, I spent nearly 45 min just to open and close the app to realize this is the worst experience anyone can have. Not to mention, tried multiple time signed- out and sign in + even did un and re installation.
  • (2021-02-04) Raoul Sastroredjo: Can't login
  • (2021-02-02) Kyle Pedro: I used to use this a lot, but the Mendeley plugin is currently not able to add any PDF or webpage to my library. Everything has to be done manually by downloading the PDF and dragging it in - defeating the point of having a plugin.
  • (2021-02-01) Néstor Daniel Sanchez Londoño: Para mi ha sido una herramienta excelente, he solucionado todas las dificultades que tenía en la citación. Simplemente maravilloso
  • (2021-01-24) Michal P: useful but bugged
  • (2021-01-24) Rongfu Zhang: Convenient, but slow on importing directly from webpages. Sometimes has to search from Mendele webpage and import manually because it takes forever to load from plugin.
  • (2021-01-23) Kate Belska: Mendeley would you please help me? I'm having difficulties as every time I click on the chrome extension either nothing happens or a 'mendeley' window pops up, but it doesn't have any content, so I can't add any new references. I've deleted the extension and re-installed it but no luck and my deadline is in couple of days ;/ what should I do?
  • (2021-01-16) Aidan Chew: I don't know what's the problem, the mendeley extension make appears a small tabs every once I open my chrome. When I click on the extension to use, it shows the small tabs again and is not working at all.
  • (2021-01-11) Simeon: I really wish this worked properly, because it's actually decent when it does work. Unfortunately this is the second time I'm having to uninstall and reinstall it because the sign in page just disappears and doesn't let me add anything.
  • (2021-01-09) Charlotte Love: Does not work most of the time, very buggy
  • (2021-01-08) rajkumar regar: Not working properly. not responding mostly
  • (2020-12-28) frank lee: sign in page keeps crashing so i can't sign in and use it, pls fix
  • (2020-12-25) Zahed Tavangari: Hello, thanks for this new tool please improve it, it does not work properly, because of repetitive lags. yours, zahed
  • (2020-12-21) sebastian riaño: Work 1 out of 5 times
  • (2020-12-17) Jason Hu: Never works. 400 error
  • (2020-12-14) Nurshahidah Mddaud: hi, can you guys help me why i cannot sign in mendeley
  • (2020-12-14) Nurshahidah Binti Md Daud: hi can you guys help me why when i want sign in mendeley in chrome but it cannot being sign in
  • (2020-12-12) Rune Christensen: Buggy piece of software that slows down everything. Never had I ever had to reinstall something so many times because it just breaks for no apparent reason, word is reduced to a stuttering mess when using mendeley over time. Using Zotero from now on.
  • (2020-12-11) Alexander Petrov: Doesn't work. Can't even get past the Sign In page despite that I have an account and entered the details.
  • (2020-12-10) Harry Wu: Recently in Dec 2020. The plug in takes forever to load. The usual save citation and pdf page won't show up. Chrome and plugin are in latest version.
  • (2020-12-09) Amir Fotovvat: The chances of this extension not working is higher than working with no error!
  • (2020-12-08) Adiba Khan: The web importer has stopped working on chrome and it is such a pain to manually input all the data. Most of the time it doesn't even connect. Lots of bugs
  • (2020-12-07) Julian Zhu: More and more bugs and crashes now! 1. Lost subfolder structure occasionally, especially when there are more than three layers! This is totally a disaster !!!! 2. Web importer no longer work with IEEE Xplorer, I have the access to IEEE but recently Mendeley can not find the PDF anymore! 3. Web importer can not match the paper details at IEEE full-text PDF page, used to work but not now! 4. Can not login the Web importer sometime, showing internal error.
  • (2020-12-06) Joana Faria: Login fails most of the times
  • (2020-12-05) { Dan Simi }: Nothing works anymore, this and the desktop version are ruined. I can't add the pug-in for LibreOffice, I can't use his either so removed the Mendeley and definitely never come back to this app.
  • (2020-12-04) Nikos Tzivanakis: It just does not work. Most of the time the extension denies to sign in my account and then when I manage to sign in it simple does not work, I am unable to import or use it for anything it is supposed to be doing.
  • (2020-12-01) nayeli Ramos: Funcionaba, trabajaba con el, aunque muchas veces me hace trabajar doble, y ahora ya no funciona, genial!, espero que lo resuelvan pronto, ya lo instale y lo desinstale, y nada. Y no me menciona cual es el error, es más ni siquiera me deja abrir la pestaña para editar la referencia.
  • (2020-12-01) Christian Copley Salem: Used to work, now it does nothing. Installed, reinstalled, clicking it won't even open the sign in page.
  • (2020-11-30) Sarah Price Hancock: I'm really sad. I have relied on this extension on and off for the for the past 10 years. It had it's quirks, but at least I could work around the quirks to get it to work. this is my 2020 edit for this extension: I just reinstalled it after several years of not using it. It will not allow me to even sign in. I signed in once and it gave me an error code, I tried signing in again and now it just returns to the sign-in page with no message. This seems to be the Google extension that never gets completely fixed. It worked several years ago, but hasn't worked since. 2018 edit: For some reason it now says that an "extension is blocking" the retrieval of data. I just uninstalled all my other extensions, uninstalled and reinstalled the Mendeley extension and closed/reopened chrome hoping to fix the problem. It didn't. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the importer. Now it doesn't even open. This was such a crucial key in my research gathering. It's a shame it no longer works. I downloaded a PDF article from an email and opened in in chrome specifically to use the plug in, but the mendeley extension will not even open. I tried this link as well... https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326082741_The_Role_of_Working_Alliance_in_Attainment_of_Personal_Goals_and_Improvement_in_Quality_of_Life_During_Psychiatric_Rehabilitation I get a response asking me to respond, but cannot respond to the other person't answer... so... this all I can figure out how to do. I am so upset that this importer no longer works. I am using a Windows 10 computer with the latest Chrome update...if that helps.
  • (2020-11-29) Johan Tualombo: It does not work in my Chrome and Edge Chromium😣. The pop-up view of the extension is not available. It does not anything.
  • (2020-11-29) Jago Bruce: I love mendeley and this webtool can save me a lot of time, but it only works intermittently. When it stops working I have to re-install and sign in again. It worked fine for me before a few months ago, so I'm not sure what has changed
  • (2020-11-25) Natia Stepanishvili: Hello, I can not use Mendeley on web, it writes to me the password is wrong, please help me, I can not change the password. What can I do?
  • (2020-11-23) Emma Davis: Used to like it but so erratic now. Failing to open again. Always need to log in again... sigh... this is really hard work
  • (2020-11-19) C: Had no problems. Everything PERFECT!
  • (2020-11-15) Kaveh Abhari: I am using this extension since its launch. I've dealt with its poor implementation until now (because I have to). However, 'server error' has become more common recently. I am just wondering what's going on the server site that Elsevier cannot fix it!
  • (2020-11-14) Artus Zhang: Would be great if it works more than half the time. Except it doesn't. The app is not able to load the sign-in page some time, cannot load the library after sign-in some other time, etc etc.
  • (2020-11-12) Rizal Hapian Efendi: I cant import anything on latest chorme and Windows 10
  • (2020-11-11) Fabian: not working

Latest issues

  • (2020-02-06, v:3.0.285) Patricia Fraga: Extensão mendeley google chrome
    Após a atualização ficou muito difícil trabalhar. Demora, não adiciona as referências, apresentando erro, só é possível incluir a bibliografia manualmente.
  • (2020-02-03, v:3.0.285) Muhammad Suleiman: Goodwill Message
    Appreciation with app
  • (2020-02-01, v:3.0.263) José Henriques: I Can notinstall the Mendeley Web Importer im my google chrom account
    I went to Mendeley tool, I chosse the Mendeley Web Importer and opens a window with the suggestion to download the Chrome. I was already in Chrome and and didnot see a boton to tranfer the Mendeley Web Importer to the tab in the uper right corn of the screen where the icon apperared before. How can I get the icon? Is there any problema with the app? Best regards
  • (2020-01-25, v:3.0.263) maria lucia Fasanella: extensiones
    hola! instalé mendeley pero no puedo instalar: Install web import me envía a extensiones, pero desde allí no se que hacer
  • (2020-01-23, v:3.0.263) Simone Vargas da Silva: I cannot add the mendeley chrome extension
    How I add the mendeley extension in chrome. When I try, the followinh message appears: net failure.
  • (2020-01-21, v:3.0.263) Zehra Türker Arslan: I can not link my web to mendeley
    in chrome, i can see the link of mendeley, it looks installed but when i check my mendeley app in my pc it still says it is not linked. so i cannot cite anything from web to word documents. I hope someone can understand me and help me.
  • (2020-01-21, v:3.0.263) DILIP JADHAV: mendeley web porter
    mendeley web porter is not functioning..pls help
  • (2020-01-20, v:3.0.263) Aysen Turk: WORD PLUG INN KULLANAMIYORUM.
  • (2020-01-18, v:3.0.263) Khushnuma Wahabi: Mendeley web importer issue
    while adding the references, mendley web importer is not showing refereces at all ,just showing select all option. I ma unable to add reference. please help
  • (2020-01-11, v:3.0.263) Mohammed Suara: frustrating
    It doesn't show all the articles on the web page. This problem just started. It wasn't there until now.
  • (2020-01-03, v:3.0.263) Tomilola Abosede: Web importer not functioning
    i recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 from Windows 7, now my Mendeley web importer doesn't function. it shows a bright red color compared to the brown color it used to show while on Windows 7. It doesn't give a pop up box when I intend to import materials from the web.
  • (2019-12-30, v:3.0.263) Raghavendra Pralhada Rao: web importer does not work
    when i click on the web importer extension it says "get started" and does not take me any further. I am not able to import references to my library
  • (2019-12-26, v:3.0.263) Iris Cohen: my web browser doesnt respond
    when i try to operate Mendeley web browser a white blank is opened and that it....
  • (2019-12-20, v:3.0.263) DHRUVAL NANDURKAR: Web importer crash
    My mendeley web importer has crashed becauseof which iam not able to open chrome browser, please help
  • (2019-12-13, v:3.0.245) Alejandra del Rocio Bello Urrego: Un solo usuario lleva a dos cuentas.
    tengo una sola cuenta asociada a un solo correo. Sin embargo la información disponible al iniciar sesión en la app de escritorio no es la misma que cuando inicio sesión en la aplicación web. Es como si tuviera dos cuentas con un solo usuario. Como corrijo esto?
  • (2019-12-13, v:3.0.245) Alejandra del Rocio Bello Urrego: Un solo usuario lleva a dos cuentas.
    tengo una sola cuenta asociada a un solo correo. Sin embargo la información disponible al iniciar sesión en la app de escritorio no es la misma que cuando inicio sesión en la aplicación web. Es como si tuviera dos cuentas con un solo usuario. Como corrijo esto?
  • (2019-12-11, v:3.0.245) Rishi Rawat: Is there anyway to save a "webpage"
    Is there anyway to save a "webpage" using the web importer for chrome? sometimes I want to save a useful webpage, that isn't a PDF. E.g. a good article from wikipedia. Currently I'd have to save the page to pdf and then import into mendeley manually. Would love to be able to do this direclty from the web. I think this was talked about around 2010. Would love to see it in 2020! :) from: https://blog.mendeley.com/2010/02/04/mendeleys-one-click-web-importer/ "Quick update: The Mendeley team is hard at work finishing up an upcoming feature for the Web Importer that will allow users to store local copies of webpages!" Thx.
  • (2019-12-11, v:3.0.245) A. Boersma: Login
    Experiencing a log in issue. Had previously been logged in, was asked to log in again, popup opens, closes, and nothing. Meaning I cannot use the plugin at all. I run the official build of Chrome 78.
  • (2019-12-10, v:3.0.245) Алина Корсакова: Не работает разрешение Mendeley Web Importer
    При нажатие на значок Mendeley Web в браузере google chrome ничего не происходит. Почему оно может не работать?
  • (2019-12-04, v:3.0.245) גלגל חוזר: WEB IMPORTER
    בכל פעם שאני מנסה לסמן מאמר באתר האינטרנט- נפתח חלון בצד ימין, אולם חלון ריק. ניסיתי בכמה מחשבים ובכל מיני דרכים לפתור את הבעיה- אך ללא הצלחה
  • (2019-12-04, v:3.0.245) גלגל חוזר: WEB IMPORTER
    בכל פעם שאני מנסה לסמן מאמר באתר האינטרנט- נפתח חלון בצד ימין, אולם חלון ריק. ניסיתי בכמה מחשבים ובכל מיני דרכים לפתור את הבעיה- אך ללא הצלחה
  • (2019-11-29, v:3.0.245) Desalegn Abera: information
    how can I get the web importer?
  • (2019-11-28, v:3.0.245) robbie norman: chrome plugin
    doesn't let me sign in. i click on the 'get started' icon, but then nothing happens
  • (2019-11-19, v:3.0.245) Kiyanin Pecherskiy: Mendeley Web Importer
    Mendeley Web Importer (extension ID "dagcmkpagjlhakfdhnbomgmjdpkdklff") is blocked by the administrator.
  • (2019-11-14, v:3.0.240) Alison Loddick: Web importer
    Hi, I'm still not able to get this to work. If it is fixed, what do i need to do? Thanks
  • (2019-11-10, v:3.0.240) Ana Conway McHugh Fenollar: Too small
    I downloaded mendeley on my HP Envy Notebook 13 laptop (Windows 10), but when it opens it's too small, I can barely see the toolbar and I can't zoom in or anything like that. Do you know why this is? Is there anything else I have to download or update for it to work?
  • (2019-11-04, v:3.0.239) Amanda Deaton: web importer not working for chrome
    nothing is happening when i click on the web importer icon
  • (2019-11-02, v:3.0.239) Amal Elsherief: I can not login in to the application
    I can not login in to the application
  • (2019-10-30, v:3.0.233) irisa ono: The web importer is not working
    Dear sir/madam, The web importer doesn't work. It keeps signing me in and disappearing. I can normally sign in - but when I want to import an article it keeps jamming.
  • (2019-10-30, v:3.0.233) Leslie Allaman: Mendeley Web Importer not working
    Nothing happens when I click on the Importer icon in Chrome. First noticed it a few days ago, and it still doesn't work today. I checked the confidentiality parameters (cookies etc) of my browser according to the troubleshooting page, everything is set as recommended.
  • (2019-10-28, v:3.0.233) Garrett Millard: Mendeley importer plug in, in Chrome, has stopped working
    Mendeley importer plug in, in Chrome, has stopped working


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3.1 (1,399 votes)
Last update / version
2021-02-23 / 3.1.85
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