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EndNote Online - Savitt

Google Scholar

Items from Google Scholar must be transferred one citation at a time.  Google Scholar citations are often messy, requiring manual clean-up and addition of missing fields. (Sometimes it’s just easier to locate the item within the library’s databases and import the reference from there.)

  1. Go to the Google Scholar home page at
  2. Click on the menu button (represented by three horizontal lines in the upper left corner) and choose Settings.

Screenshot of Google Scholar menu with Settings link highlighted.


  1. Under Bibliography Manager select the option Show links to import citations into and then choose EndNote in the drop-down box. Click on the Save button.

Screenshot of Google Scholar Settings menu. Show Links then select EndNote.


  1. Run your search in Google Scholar and then click on the Import into EndNote link for the reference you want to import.

Screenshot of search results. Under record select import into EndNote link.


  1. In EndNote Online, select the Collect tab then Import references. In the Import window, select the file you just downloaded. Choose the Import Option: EndNote Import. Select the To: group from the drop-down menu then click the Import button.

Screenshot of Collect references tab with Import References options selected.