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EndNote in English: EndNote Library

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EndNote Library

- What is a "Library"?

  • References you have collected are stored in an EndNote library.
  • When you create a new library, a .enl library file and and an accompanying *.Data folder will be created.
    (Both files must be in the same location.)

- How to create a new library

  1. Set up an EndNote Library > Create a new library or File > New
  2. Name the new library.
  3. Select a location to save the new library and click Save.

- *.Data Folder

  • A .Data folder contains the library data structure. (File attachments, figures, etc.)
  • The folder must always be managed together with the .enl file.
  • You can compress the .enl file and the .Data folder to a single file to back up your library or send it to someone else.
    File > Compressed Library -> .enlx file will be created.

- Library Icon

  ① Add a new reference to the selected group
  ② Share this group
  ③ Export references to another file or library
  ④ Search the Web for full text documents for the selected references
  ⑤ Create a Web of Science citation report from the selected references
      (At least one or more references in the group has to be from WoS)