I have created a folder which contains a list of scientific journals/papers in Mendeley and then exported the list to .bib file

But there is no provision to add something like datasheet or website or other references to this list?

  • You can the .bib file in your editor and add the entries by yourself. This can be done with jabref too with its GUI facility.
    – user11232
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 5:52
  • @HarishKumar - Thanks for the suggestion. I have explored that option. Wanted to find out if there is any other to do the same via mendeley itself.
    – hank
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 16:40
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    I do not know lyx. You can use an simple editor, for example notepad++, and create a file mybibfile.bib. Then you can add there the bibliographical data for your documents. With \bibliography{menderley,mybibfile} you can call with pdflatex both bibliography files to be used for your bibliography.
    – Mensch
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 16:50
  • .bib files are just plain text documents, like .tex files and .sty files and all the rest of it. So you can edit them in any text editor which handles plain text properly. But it is easier if you use an editor which supports syntax highlighting, if you need to do a lot of work in it.
    – cfr
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 0:25

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You can add entries to Mendeley manually by File > Add Entry Manually.

This opens a pop-up, where you can choose the entry type (e.g. Web Page, Generic, Bill, Journal Article, etc.).

Once you have typed in what information you want, click Save. The entry will now figure as any other Mendeley entry, and will also be present in your generated .bib file.

Do note that the categories of Mendeley do not correspond one-to-one with those of bibtex. I don't think there is a bibtex type for Bill, for example, and I do not know how Mendeley will export that. For that, you'll have to experiment.

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