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EndNote: Importing citations from Google Scholar

Using EndNote--Mayo Clinic's licensed bibliographic database manager

Written Instructions

  1. Go to Google Scholar (
  2. Click on the three bars icon at the top left-hand side of the webpage
  3. Choose "Settings"
  4. In Bibliography manager, click the button for Show links to import citations, and select EndNote from the drop-down list. Click Save.
  5. The Google Scholar search box is displayed. Perform a search.
  6. Each item in the results list now includes an Import into EndNote link. Click the link to create a file for that item, then:
    • in Chrome, click the resulting downloaded file
    • in Internet Explorer, click Open
    • in FireFox, choose Open with “ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper” and click OK
  7. This will activate your EndNote software and import the record into your library. Otherwise you will be asked to specify the target library.

Instructional Video