Thursday, February 1, 2007 2:04 PM
Like Jodi, I was also working the Google booth a couple of weekends ago at ALA Midwinter in Seattle. I spoke to interested passers-by, answered questions, and gave demos of a number of Google products.
Often, the person to whom I was talking was familiar with Google Scholar, but wanted me to tell them something they didn't already know. Even though the feature has been around for a while, I found that a surprising number of people didn't know how to turn Google Scholar search results into formal citations for use in research papers. So for the uninitiated, here's an easy way to export citations from Google Scholar:
1. Go to Google Scholar
2. Click on the Scholar Preferences link to the right of the Scholar search box.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the Scholar Preferences page, and in the 'Bibliography Manager' section, click the radio button next to 'Show link to import citations into' and choose the citation manager format you prefer: BibTeX, EndNote, RefMan, etc.
4. Click the "Save Preferences" button. That's it!
Next time you do a Scholar search, you'll see a link next to each search result that says 'Import into BibTeX' (or whatever format you specified). Clicking on the link will open a file pre-formatted for your bibliography manager.
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