To create an EndNote Library:
It is recommended that you only create and use the one EndNote library (use groups to divide your library into further areas of research).
EndNote needs a stable file path to function properly.
It is important to store your EndNote library on your computer’s hard drive. Do NOT save your library to network drives or cloud syncing folders such as DropBox, iCloud, or Google Drive as this can corrupt your library over time.
Your EndNote library consists of two elements:
If you move or copy an EndNote Library, make sure that both the .enl library and the .Data folder are located in the same folder. More information on moving libraries can be found at Clarivate.
There are a few ways that you can customise EndNote to best suit your needs. For instance, you can:
Most databases will provide you with the option to export/download selected references to EndNote. As every database uses a different process to export EndNote references, look for:
Follow the steps below to export references from Library Search and import into your EndNote library.
Follow the steps below to export references from Google Scholar and import them into your EndNote library.
When you import a PDF file, EndNote can often automatically generate a reference for that file (if the PDF has metadata embedded within it). To import a PDF file (or multiple PDF files from a folder):
EndNote will automatically create a new reference with the PDF attached to it.
If the PDF did not contain any metadata, EndNote will create a blank reference. You might still be able to automatically generate metadata by entering the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) into the DOI field and then select Find Reference Updates by right-clicking the reference, or via the References menu.
Follow these steps to manually create a reference.
Author and editor fields:
Volume, issue and pages fields: