There are different ways of adding new documents to your Papers library. When you are not importing papers directly from a repository using the Search function, for instance when dragging and dropping them to Papers, you may not see any metadata displayed in the inspector window for the paper. This is where the matching function comes into play!

Matching a paper

  • Once you imported a paper and would like to match it to extract the metadata from a repository, start by selecting the paper in question in your library.

  • Click on Paper -> Match... from the menu:

  • Papers will now open a search window in which you can select which repositories to use for matching.

  • Check if the article you are trying to match corresponds to any of the records returned from the search.

  • If you double click on the record that matches your article (carefully ensure you are selecting the correct record!), Papers automatically imports all the available metadata for your article. You can also click on the Match button below the search results to match the article.

In case you have multiple articles to match, read further about batch matching.