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EndNote

Create an EndNote Library

To start using EndNote, you need to create a Library to store your references.

  • To create a Library, in EndNote select File > New. The default name of the new library will be My Endnote Library. You can rename it, if you wish.

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  • The new Library will be automatically saved into the Documents folder on your computer*.
  • Ensure that the .enl file and .DATA file are always stored together. For Mac users: You have an option of selecting “Save as Package”. Click here to learn more.
    • If you use EndNote X9.3.1 Mac, please do not check the box "Save as a Package". To learn more, please click here.

*Note: Saving your Library on the cloud is NOT recommended. Click here to learn more.

 

Tip: EndNote works more reliably if you create one 'master' library of references and use the Groups feature to keep your references organized.