Set Preferences in Google Scholar
1. From the Google Scholar search page (home page), click on Settings.
2. If you already conducted a search on Google Scholar, click on the drop down arrow next to “My Citations” at the top of the page to go to Settings.
3. Scroll down to the Bibliography Manager section.
4. Select “Show links to import citations into”; select EndNote or RefMan from the drop-down
5. Click Save Preferences.
6. Conduct your search in Google Scholar. (If you have not already)
7. Each record displayed will now have an Import into EndNote or Import into RefMan link.
8. Two ways of sending the references to Endnote are as follows:
1. Click on the Import into EndNote or Import into RefMan link to download the record.
2. Save the record. The extension is .enw if preferences is set to EndNote and .RIS is set to RefMan
3. Login to EndNote Basic.
4. Under Collect, select Import References.
5. Browse to find your file, with extension .enw or .RIS
6. Select EndNote Import as the “Import Option”.
7. Select a folder for your reference(s) next to “To”.
8. Click on Import.
9. A message like “1 reference has been imported to <folder name>” will be displayed on the same page.
1. Begin by installing the Cite While You Write plug-in. See Section 2.C.ii.2 of the EndNote Basic: Getting Started handout for installation instructions for required EndNote plug-in.
(In order to be sure whether the EndNote plug-in has been installed on the computer, it can be found under the list of installed programs at Control Panel/Programs/Program and Features. It will be listed as “Endnote Plug-ins”, “ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper” and/or EndnoteX7.)
References will not be captured automatically unless this step is completed.
2. Search for references in Google Scholar.
3. When viewing search results in Google Scholar, click on Import into Endnote or Import into RefMan depending on your set preferences.
4. Clicking on Import into Endnote will save a scholar.enw file while clicking Import into RefMan will save a scholar.RIS file.
5. Clicking either of the save files will open an EndNote Login dialog box where you will enter your EndNote login credentials.
6. The reference is automatically exported to your EndNote "Unfiled" folder after entering your login information and the information box below pops up with the message "1 reference exported to my.endnote.com."
In some cases, depending on browser settings, clicking the .enw or .RIS saved in Step 4 above will not open the EndNote Login dialog box directly the first time. For these cases, the .enw and .RIS files need to the associated with the ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper as the default program for opening these types of files.
For Mozilla Firefox
i. Clicking on Import into Endnote will open an Opening scholar.enw dialog containing the options to Open With or Save File
ii. Select the bubble for Open with and Click Browse
iii. This will open the Choose Helper Application dialog with a list of programs and the option to Browse
iv. Click Browse
v. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote Plug-Ins
vi. Click the file named ENWebLink (or ENWebLink.exe)
vii. Click Open
viii. Click OK on the Opening scholar.enw dialog
ix. An ENWebLink (EndNote Login) dialog should pop up asking you to enter your Endnote email address and password. Enter both.
x. Click OK
xi. An ENWebLink (EndNote Online) dialog should pop up with a message like "1 reference exported to my.endnote.com."
xii. Click OK
For Internet Explorer
i. Clicking on Import into EndNote should open a File Download dialog containing the options to Open, Save, or Cancel (Often it can be found at the bottom of the browser)
ii. Click Open
iii. This will open a Windows dialog that says "Windows cannot open this file"
iv. Select the bubble for Select a program from a list of installed programs
v. Click OK
vi. This will open the Open With dialog
vii. Click Browse
viii. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote Plug-Ins
ix. Click the file named ENWebLink (or ENWebLink.exe)
x. Click Open
xi. On the Open With dialog, ensure that the box next to Always use the selected program to open this kind of file is checked
xii. Click OK on the Open With dialog
xiii. An ENWebLink (EndNote Login) dialog should pop up asking you to enter your Endnote email address and password. Enter both.
xiv. Click OK
xv. An ENWebLink (EndNote Online) dialog should pop up with a message like "1 reference exported to my.endnote.com."
xvi. Click OK
For Google Chrome
i. Clicking on Import into Endnote should save a file with .enw as extension.
(Often it can be found at the bottom of the browser)
ii. Click on the arrow next to the file or right click on the file if it is in its original location. It shows options to open, always open files of this type, show in folder and cancel.
iii. Click Open
iv. An ENWebLink (EndNote Login) dialog should pop up asking you to enter your Endnote email address and password. Enter both.
v. Click OK
vi. An ENWebLink (EndNote Online) dialog should pop up with a message like "1 reference exported to my.endnote.com."
vii. Click OK
From now on, every time you click the Import into Endnote link below a record in Google Scholar while using Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and other browsers, you will only need to follow the next two steps:
a. The File Download dialog will pop up, presenting you with the options to Open, Save, or Cancel. Click Open
b. The ENWebLink (EndNote Login) dialog will pop up asking for your Endnote email address and password. Enter both.
c. Click OK
d. The ENWebLink dialog will pop up confirming that reference is exported to my.endnote.com. Click OK