Answered By: Joan Wee
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2021     Views: 536

Mendeley can serve as a quick tool for you to keep track of many results from your different searches and to merge same citations as one. This is especially useful for students needing to complete your PRISMA flow diagram, where you need to know how many duplicates there are from your different searches, total number of results you obtain from each search.

Mendeley Deduplicate Tool

  1. Go to your folder in Mendeley Desktop
  2. Click on Tools
  3. Choose Check for Duplicates
  4. Mendeley will scan your folder for duplicates and provide them in the center screen (see the 3 examples articles in the screen shot below).
  5. There will be an indication of the Confidence that Mendeley has whether or not the 3 articles are duplicates (see the column under the Close button in screen shot below).  
  6. On the far right, there will be the option to Confirm Merge of the duplicates.  If you are confident that the 3 are indeed duplicates, then click Confirm Merge to keep only one merged entry in your Mendeley Library.

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