Mendeley and BibTeX

This method is best if you want to have Mendeley autosync with your .bib file as you add or change records in your Mendeley library.

  • Go to Mendeley Desktop preferences, select the BibTeX tab
  • Select the box labeled “Enable BibTeX syncing” and select one of the options you prefer

  • “CreateoneBibTeXfileformywholelibrary”generates one large .bibfile for your entire library
  • “CreateoneBibTeXfilepergroup”generates one .bibfile for each folder you create in Mendeley Desktop. 
  • “CreateoneBibTeXfileperdocument”generates one .bibfile for each document in Mendeley Desktop.
  • Select the location where you want the generated .bib files to be stored (should be the same location as your LaTeX file).

These files will now automatically sync in this location as changes/additions are made.

Christine Malinowski | MIT Libraries

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