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EndNote at Rowan University: Google Scholar

Guide to Using EndNote for students, faculty, and staff at Rowan University

Sending Google Scholar Citations to EndNote

A word of caution about Google references, some information in Google records cannot be exported or are missing some data needed for a proper reference.  If the reference is available in PubMed or another database it is recommended the references be exported to EndNote from one of those resources.  Review EndNote references imported from Google to ensure data is in the relevant fields needed to get a proper citation.

To import reference from Google Scholar into EndNote, users need to first configure the Google Scholar settings to make the “Import into EndNote” option available in Google Scholar search results.

  • Go to Google Scholar and click on the menu icon.

Google menu icon

  • Click Settings

Google Scholar settings

  • Within the “Search Results” settings under “Bibliography Manager”, click the radio button next to Show links to import citations into 
  • Select EndNote from the drop down menu and click Save.

Google bibliography manager

Once set you will now see an Import into Endnote option in your Google Scholar search results.

  • Click Import into EndNote to download the reference(s) to your browser. 

Google search results

Internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.) works differently when exporting and downloading. In newer versions of Chrome look in the upper right of the browser window for the Downloads icon.

  • Once the file has completed download click the Downloads icon to display recently download files. 
  • Click the file name to send the downloaded Google Scholar citation to EndNote.

Google Scholar downloads

To bypass having to click on the downloaded file in the future right click on the downloaded file and select Always open files of this type. Now when exporting citations they will directly be exported to EndNote.

Google scholar always open files of this type

The citations will be exported into an open EndNote Library, and placed in EndNote’s Imported References group.

Other browsers may work differently. Note Apple’s Safari browser may not be compatible with EndNote

You can also export multiple Google Scholar references to EndNote at the same time.

  • Select the star next to each of the references you went to send to EndNote.

Google - select multiple citations

  • After selecting the citations click My library on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click the box on the top of the screen to select all the citations listed. 
  • Click the download icon at the top of the screen and choose EndNote to download the citations to your browser and proceed as referenced earlier in this guide to import the citations into EndNote. 

Google - batch export



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