Sunday, January 27, 2008

Google Quick Tip #5

Many of you have probably searched Google Scholar ( to find research papers and other scholarly publications. As you come across interesting material, did you know that you can easily send them to your RefWorks or EndNote account?


Follow these three steps to set up this feature in any browser window:

(1) In Google Scholar, select the Scholar Preferences in the upper right of the page
(2) On the Preferences page, scroll down to the bottom, select the option for
Show links to import citations into, and in the dropdown menu, select the appropriate bibliographic management software that you use (ie, RefWorks)

(3) Select the
Save Preferences link

Returning to your Google Scholar search results, you will see a new link under each result that reads Import into RefWorks. Selecting that link will open a new browser window prompting me to sign into my RefWorks account. View this brief demo.

This feature will work in any browser window. So if you are searching on a computer that is not yours, you can easily save these same settings when you open a Google Scholar window and follow the steps described above.

Remember that if you are a member of UCSF, you can create a RefWorks account for free since the UCSF Library has purchased a site license.


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