Scholar: How to import publications from Google Scholar

When importing from Google Scholar, a list of publications must be available. For this how-to document, a search of University of Waterloo was used.

Importing from Google Scholar without a Google Scholar account

  1. Create a list of publications on Google Scholar.
    Google Scholar search for University of Waterloo
  2. Click on Import into BibTex.
    Selecting Import into bibtext on Google Scholar
  3. A page will open with the bibtext data. "Copy" this data, either Ctrl-C (Windows), Cmd-C (Mac) or click on Edit->Select All, then Edit->Copy menu in your browser.
    bibtex data from Google Scholar
    Edit then Select and Edit then Copy
  4. Open a text editor (such as notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac)).  Then "Paste" in the copied data, Ctrl-C (Windows), Cmd-C (Mac) or
    Edit->Paste from text editor menu.
    Pasting bibtext data into text editor
  5. Continue to copy and paste all publications into the text editor.
    Pasting more articles into text editor from Google Scholar
  6. Save the file as <filename>.bib.
    Saving bibtext data from Google Scholar
  7. Hover (don't click) your mouse above the Content menu toolbar.
    Select import menu on UWaterloo Scholar site
  8. Click Publications from the Import menu.
    Selecting publications to import on UWaterloo Scholar
  9. Click Browse and navigate to where you stored the file from Step #6. Click Open.
    Selecting file to import on UWaterloo Scholar
  10. Select the File Type to be BibTex (or other desired file type).
    Selecting file type to bibtext for importing on UWaterloo Scholar
  11. Click Import.
    Clicking import to start import on UWaterloo Scholar
  12. Import will start.
    Import progress on UWaterloo Scholar
  13. Once import has finished, report is displayed with the number of imports completed. Newly import publications can now be viewed from Publications menu on homepage.

Importing from Google Scholar with a Google Scholar account

  1. Log in to Google Scholar.
  2. Select My Citations.
  3. Select the leftmost checkbox on the bar at the top of the list of citations.
  4. Select Export > BibTeX and choose Export all my articles.
  5. Click Export. A browser window should display with the BibTeX file of your citations that you can "Save as..." or copy/paste to a text editor and save.
  6. Follow steps 7 through 13 as noted above.