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Google Scholar: Saving references

Saving references

Google Scholar allows you to import references directly into RefWorks, BiBteX and EndNote. For other reference managers, you will need to download the reference as a .ris file, or use a browser extension. The two main ways of importing references into RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley are detailed below.

For more information on referencing, see the Citation and Referencing Guide.

Google Scholar to RefWorks

Google Scholar to Mendeley

RefWorks

Option 1: Click "Import to RefWorks" beneath the search result that you want to save. (You will first need to activate this feature by going to Menu > Settings > Search results > Bibliography manager and selecting "show links to import citations to RefWorks"). This will open RefWorks and automatically add the reference.

Option 2:  Install the Save to RefWorks button in your browser and then click on it when viewing your search results. This allows you to save multiple references at a time, although it is not as good at collecting the metadata accurately.

Zotero

Option 1: Click "Import to RefMan" beneath the search result that you want to save. (You will first need to activate this feature by going to Menu > Settings > Search results > Bibliography manager and selecting "show links to import citations to RefMan"). The reference will automatically download as a .ris file, which will be added to Zotero when you open it.

Option 2:  Install the Zotero Connector button in your browser and then click on it when viewing your search results. This allows you to save multiple references at a time, although it is not as good at collecting the metadata accurately.

Mendeley

Option 1: Click "Import to RefMan" beneath the search result that you want to save. (You will first need to activate this feature by going to Menu > Settings > Search results > Bibliography manager and selecting "show links to import citations to RefMan"). The reference will automatically download as a .ris file, which will be added to Mendeley when you open it.

Option 2:  Install the Mendeley Web Importer button in your browser and then click on it when viewing your search results. This allows you to save multiple references at a time, although it is not as good at collecting the metadata accurately.