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Google Scholar: Exporting References

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Exporting References from Google Scholar

You can export citation information from Google Scholar in a number of styles and file formats.

To capture citation information in Google Scholar, click on the quotation mark link underneath the desired result.

  • Copy and paste the citation in MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, or Vancouver style
  • Click on the links to export the citation to a citation manager
    File formats include:
    • RefWorks (AU does not provide access to RefWorks)
    • RefMan (.ris)
    • EndNote (.enw)
    • BibTeX 

Zotero has connectors for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, as well as a bookmarklet to use with mobile devices and other browsers.
Mendeley has its Web Importer for all major browsers.

If you use EndNote, see the box, below, for instructions to get an "Import into EndNote" link added at the bottom of each result in Google Scholar

Exporting References to EndNote

Your scholar settings can be set to add links to export references to EndNote. (Other citation management apps, like Zotero and Mendeley, have browser plug-ins.)

In Google Scholar, click on the hamburger menu > Settings > Bibliography manager. Select "Show links to import citations into" and select the appropriate service in the dropdown menu (the default setting is BibTeX).
A link to "Import into EndNote" will now appear beneath each search result.

To export your references from Google Scholar to EndNote, watch the short video below: