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Faculty Success: Creating and Curating a Scholarly Profile

This guide is designed for those who would like to create a ResearcherID or Google Scholar profile, especially those who need to track scholarly output in preparation for Faculty Success.

Google Scholar overview

Google Scholar is an online profile system that automatically indexes your scholarly output by crawling online academic sources. It has broad coverage, but may include more than just peer-reviewed publications, such as dissertations and conference presentations included in institutional repositories.

Only certain formats will be correctly exported to BibTeX for import into Faculty Success:

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Conference proceedings
  • Manuals
  • Technical reports
  • Theses/dissertations
  • Unpublished
  • Miscellaneous*

Note that Google Scholar does not include DOIs for articles, and incorrectly exports selected items.

*Miscellaneous will appear as Other in Faculty Success

Setting up a Google Scholar Account

Effective use of Google Scholar for publication import involves configuring your Google Scholar profile so that it does not automatically add any new suggestions that Google Scholar finds during its automated processes. Many of these findings are for publications that you did not author. This can lead to many entries that must be reviewed/filtered for the correct set of entries to be exported.

How to export a BibTeX file from Google Scholar

1. Open https://scholar.google.com
2. Click "My Profile" in the upper left
3. If you are not already logged in, log in to your Google account
4. On the left side of the screen click the check box next to "TITLE" to select all
5. To the right of the check box click "EXPORT"
6. Choose BibTeX
7. In the popup box choose "Export all my articles"
8. Click "EXPORT"
9. You will get a page full of odd-looking information
10. Highlight all of the text on the page and copy the text to a text editor such as Notepad, TextEdit, etc.
11. Save the file as a .txt file with a title and in a location you'll remember
12. Now you have a BibTeX file of your current Google Scholar data!