Once you have installed EndNote onto your computer, it's time to get started! This section will review the following:
In addition to listing step-by-step instructions, this section of the guide also contains tutorial videos.
Generally, people create a new EndNote library for each project. To create a new EndNote library:
Please note that in addition to creating a file for your EndNote library (a file that ends in .enl), a folder with the same name (ending in .data) was also created. These files (.enl and .data) must be stored in the same location on your computer. If the .data file associated with your EndNote library is missing or deleted, your EndNote library will not function.
To upload or email your EndNote library with its associated .data file, you need to create a compressed file. To do this:
Creating References Manually
Gathering References from Databases
The following is are instructions for exporting references from major article databases. Most article databases offer some type of direct export of citations into EndNote. If you do not see an export to EndNote option listed, then look for an option to export citations in .ris format.
Creating a group:
Putting references wthin a group:
Removing references from within a group:
Editing a Reference
To remove references from your EndNote library:
References are emptied from the Trash when you close out of EndNote. Once the Trash has been emptied, deleted references cannot be retrieved.