Skip to Main Content

Google Scholar Guide

Citing results

Google Scholar has an integrated citation generator in its system to automatically produce citations for the sources it contains.

Using the double quotation marks

Google Scholar offers the option to cite the sources which appear on your result lists. To do so, use the double quotation marks ( ) that appear under each article.

Image showing the citing option in Google Scholar

Once you click the double quotation marks ( ) a pop-up window with several citations appears. Google Scholar supports five citations styles: MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and Vancouver. Select the style you wish, copy, and paste the citation in your bibliography.

Image showing citation styles supported in Google Scholar

Exporting citations to bibliograpic managers

Google Scholar allows exporting citations in bibliographic managers. This may help you improve your citations in terms of accuracy and organize them within such a system. To export a citation on MyBib , which is a freely accessible citation generator, you have to follow the steps below:

  • Click the double quotation marks to generate the citations for the article that you want to cite.
  • Click BibTex. This generates a BibTex file.
  • On the BibTex file use the right click and select: Save as...
  • Name and save the file with the txt extension on your computer.
  • Go to MyBib , select a citation style and click "Import" on the top right hand side.
  • Select "BibTex" from the bottom of the screen and import the txt file you have saved with your citation.
  • MyBib  will generate a citation for your source in the citation style that you have selected.

If you wish to export more that one citations, to a citation generator, you should better save them in "My library", select them, and use the export icon ( ) from the top menu. Then select BibTex. The rest of the steps are the same for exporting one citation.

Google Scholar also allows you to export your citations to some fee based bibliographic managers like EndNote, RefMan, and RefWorks which are not available from our library.