EndNote X9

Exporting References from Google Scholar

Exporting out of Google Scholar

Step 1: Set-up 

Go to Google Scholar at UNC. We recommend that you access Google Scholar from this link, or from any UNC-CH library page, so that you can link to full-text journal articles. On the left side of your screen, click the three horizontal bars next to the Google Scholar logo. Then click Settings.

Scroll down to the Bibliography manager section. Select the Show links to import citations into radio button. Choose EndNote from the dropdown menu. Click Save. You will not need to perform this step on subsequent visits to Google Scholar.


Step 2: Exporting Citations Out of Google Scholar

Exporting a Single Citation

1. Conduct a search in Google Scholar. Click Import into EndNote link under the citation you wish to import to your EndNote library. The citation will download as a .enw file.

2. Proceed to Importing Citations into EndNote.  

Exporting Multiple Citations

Note: You cannot download more than 20 citations at a time in Google Scholar. If you anticipate downloading a large number of citations, try using the library's databases first.

1. Click on the small star below each citation you want to export. This will add the citation to the My Library folder. 

2. When you are done adding the citations you want to export, click on My Library at the top right of your screen. 

3. Check the boxes next to all the citations you want to export, or check the "select all" box at the top. Then click the Download icon and select EndNote from the drop down menu. This will download a .enw file containing your citations. 


Step 3: Importing Citations into EndNote

There are two methods for importing the citation file into EndNote. If the citations do not appear in your EndNote library when you use the first method, try the second method.

Method #1

1. Locate the .enw file in your downloads and double click or right click and select Open

2.Your citations will automatically import into your EndNote library.  If you do not already have EndNote open, your computer will open your EndNote library.


Method #2

If you have a Mac, please see alternate instructions here.

1. In EndNote, locate the Import option and select File.

3. Select the .enw file downloaded from Google Scholar. Set Import Option to EndNote ImportIf you do not see EndNote Import in the dropdown, select Other Filters and search for EndNote Import in the list. 

4. Select Import. Your citations should now load into EndNote. 

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