I have citations saved in my GSuite/Google Workspace account. Will I lose them when this account is closed?

Answered By: Sarah Cairns
Last Updated: May 18, 2022     Views: 372

Since the student email migration to McMaster MS 365 is complete, McMaster is now in the process of decommissioning student GSuite accounts. The change will impact any active students that had a Gmail account provisioned before May 2021. Students will be notified in advance of the change that they need to move any files they wish to keep to another location, including any Google Scholar citations saved to an account's 'My Library' list.

How can I save the citations I've added to 'My library' in my student Google account?

You'll need to export your citations out of your Google account library if you wish to save them. We recommend choosing citation management software that best meets your needs and importing your Google Scholar citations into that software. Visit our Citation Management Software guide for more detailed information, including a comparison and overview of 3 popular and free options: Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote Basic. 

To export your citations, go to 'My library' and select 'Export all' to view and select the option that is compatible with your citation management software:

Google library export all


I'd like to continue to use Google Scholar for my research. Do you have any tips on its use?

Yes! Visit our Google Scholar Database page for information on how to get links to full-text from your Google Scholar results (especially when off-campus), set up Library links, and troubleshoot Google Scholar-related access errors. A Google account is not required. Once you've set up Library links, you'll be prompted to enter your Mac ID credentials (if not already logged in) when you access an article or eResource through 'get it @ Mac' links in Google Scholar. 


I need further assistance! Is there help available?

Yes! Email us at and let us know what kind of assistance you require so we can refer your inquiry accordingly.

You can also request a one-on-one appointment with a library expert who will be able to assist you further by requesting a research consultation


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