What happened to Mendeley literature search?

Answered by James Kissner

In recent years, there has been a change in the Mendeley Reference Manager regarding the literature search feature. Previously, Mendeley had its own built-in search functionality, allowing users to search for articles and papers directly within the software. However, this feature has been removed from the Mendeley Reference Manager itself.

To access the literature search option in Mendeley, you now need to visit the Mendeley website. From there, you can perform a search by author, title, year, or other relevant parameters. The website provides an extensive database of scholarly articles and publications.

Once you find a result that you are interested in, you can click on the record to view more details. In the right-hand toolbar, you will find an option to “Add to Library.” By selecting this option, you can add the chosen article to your Mendeley library for easy access and organization.

The decision to remove the literature search feature from the Mendeley Reference Manager itself might seem inconvenient for some users who preferred to perform searches directly within the software. However, by redirecting users to the Mendeley website, it allows for a more comprehensive and specialized search experience. The website offers additional functionalities and filters to refine your search results, making it easier to find the specific articles you need.

While the change may take some getting used to, it is important to note that Mendeley still remains a powerful tool for reference management and academic collaboration. The website search feature ensures that users can access a vast collection of literature, making it easier to discover and organize relevant research articles.

The Mendeley literature search feature has been shifted from the Reference Manager software to the Mendeley website. Users can now perform searches on the website to find and add articles to their Mendeley library.