EndNote Basic/Online/Web

This guide will provide support for students and researchers who are using either Endnote Basic or the full Endnote Online

Exporting References from Google Scholar

  1. Perform your search at Google Scholar.
  2. After receiving your results, click on the triangular dropdown menu next to the bell on the upper right of the screen. Select Settings.


  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page to the Bibliography Manager section.

    Bibliography manager

  4. Select the option that says "Show links to import citations into.." Then select RefMan from the dropdown menu and click the Save button.
  5. You will return to your results list. Below each result, you will see a link that says Import into RefMan. When you click on this link, a new dialog box will open, asking you to open or save the file. Select Save.


  6. Follow the steps in the box below to import the file into Endnote Online.

Importing References into Endnote Online

To import a saved database reference file into Endnote Online:

  1. Open your Endnote Online account in your browser. Under the Collect option, click Import References.
  2. Click the Browse button on this screen to import the file.

  3. Next to Import Option:, select the correct format from the  dropdown menu. If you do not select the correct file format from the dropdown list, your references will not be imported. The correct file formats for common health sciences databases at UNC are as follows:
    • Embase: Embase-STN
    • PubMed: PubMed (NLM)
    • Google Scholar: RefMan (RIS)
  4. From the To: dropdown menu, select the group where you would like to place the imported references (or select [unfiled] if you don't want to put them in a group). Then click Import.