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EndNote Guide

Importing from Google Scholar

Before beginning this tutorial, first log in to your EndNote account.

Import One Article

These instructions apply to importing a single article from Google Scholar. Scroll down to find instructions for importing multiple articles at once.

  1. From the search results page, click on the double quote icon below the article information.
  2. In the resulting popup box, click on the EndNote link.
  3. In the resulting dialog box, save the resulting .enw file to your computer.
    1. Make note of where you saved the file, because you will need to find it in the next step.
    2. You might want to rename it to something more appropriate than the system generated filename.
  4. Switch to EndNote and hover your mouse over the heading “Collect”. A submenu will appear.
    1. Click on “Import References” in the submenu.
    2. Click the “Browse” button to locate the .ris file you saved in the last step.
    3. Change the “Import Option” to “EndNote Import”.
    4. Select the folder you wish to save the reference to. Click “Import”.
    5. If it works, a results page in EndNote will open with a success message.
  5. The PDF of the article is not included in the export/import process. You will need to upload PDFs individually.
    1. Locating and downloading PDFs from Google Scholar is beyond the scope of this tutorial. In some cases Google Scholar links will take you to the publisher’s website where you can purchase the PDF; in other cases Google Scholar will take you to the PDF without asking you to pay. We recommend that you not purchase any PDFs before first contacting your librarian for assistance.
  6. Once you download the PDF, switch back to EndNote and navigate to the folder and record for the article using the “My References” menu on the far left of the screen.
  7. With the item record open, look for the heading “Attachments”. You may need to scroll down, or do a find-in-page. Click the heading to expand the contents.
  8. Click on the paperclip icon labeled “Attach files”. Follow the prompts to locate and upload the PDF to the item record.

Import Multiple Articles

  1. From the search results list, add items to your “library” by clicking on the star icon underneath the article information. The star will turn blue, indicating the item was successfully added to your library.
  2. After you finish selecting items in the search results, click on “My Library” on the top right side of the search results page.
  3. Select all articles that you want to export to EndNote using the checkboxes to the left of each article title. You can select all items on the page using the checkbox at the top of that same column.
  4. Click on the export icon above the search results. It looks like a downward pointing arrow. A dropdown menu will appear.
  5. Select “EndNote” from the dropdown menu. A dialog box will appear.
    1. Save the resulting .enw file to your computer.
    2. Make note of where you saved the file, because you will need to find it in the next step.
    3. You might want to rename it to something more appropriate than the system generated filename.
  6. Switch to EndNote and hover your mouse over the heading “Collect”. A submenu will appear.
    1. Click on “Import References” in the submenu.
    2. Click the “Browse” button to locate the .enw file you saved in the last step.
    3. Change the “Import Option” to “EndNote Import”.
    4. Select the folder you wish to save the references to. Click “Import”.
    5. If it works, you will get a results page with a success message.
  7. For each item imported, add PDFs one by one as outlined in “One article”, #5, above.