Getting started with the Paperpile Web App
Welcome to Paperpile 👋.
If you already have a library from Mendeley, EndNote, or any other software, see our Migration Guides
Find and collect papers
First thing's first — you'll want to add some papers to your new library. Paperpile make this easy with three ways to find and add articles from the web:
- Click to search online directly from Paperpile or upload PDFs from your hard drive.
Tip: to quickly upload PDFs, just drag and drop from your file manager into the Paperpile window.
- Use your browser to search for articles on Google Scholar, PubMed or ArXiv and click the import buttons:
- Click the Paperpile button in your browser toolbar to import from hundreds of supported publishers' sites. A green arrow appears on the button when you're viewing a supported site (For an example visit doi.org/10.1038/nature10530).
Next, add some folders and labels to help keep things tidy. Click in the left panel to add a new folders and labels.
Drag a paper into a folder or on a label using the drag handle on the left side of the paper, or use the toolbar buttons to organize many papers at once:
Cite, copy, paste
You can quickly copy and paste formatted citations using the Cite button in the toolbar:
Choose between copying the plain citation string or the BibTeX data when you write in LaTeX/BibTeX.
Where to go from here? You can learn about some of Paperpile's unique features in our other guides: