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Saving References from Google Scholar

Cite Feature & Exporting to RefWorks

You can click on the quotation marks underneath a search result to review the citation format of a resource.

Cite feature in Google Scholar

A new window will display various citation output styles, including APA. You can also export the citation information to RefWorks using the link provided in the window.

Cite window in Google Scholar displaying different citation output styles

NOTE: It is extremely important to check the article citation for proper APA Style, as database citation tools are subject to error. The Academic Success Center provides access to Academic Writer, which provides over 150 sample references, as well as nearly 10 sample papers. It also incorporates all of the references and other content from the Publication Manual.

Create a Custom Link to Import References to RefWorks

You can create a custom link to Import into RefWorks that appears underneath each search result. To add this custom link, use the following steps: 

1. Click on the Menu settings in Google Scholar menu in the top left corner and click on Settings.                                                                                                                                              Google Scholar Menu

2. After clicking on Settings, refer to the Search results section, and under Bibliography manager, select the radio button to Show links to import citations into. Set the chosen reference management software to RefWorks using the dropdown and click SaveBibliography manager in Google Scholar settings to create an import link for RefWorks

3. An Import into RefWorks custom link will then appear under each search result.Google Scholar Search Result with Import into RefWorks custom link

NOTE: This setting works with your browser's cookies and cache. If you clear your cookies and cache, then you will need to follow these steps to add the custom link.

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