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EndNote: the Basics

Saving EndNote Libraries in Cloud Storage

While EndNote does not recommend saving EndNote libraries onto Cloud-based storage systems (i..e, Tufts Box, DropBox, Google Drive), it can be done by following the steps below:

  1. In your EndNote library, go to File >  Compressed Library (.enlx)...
     
  2. Select Create and select whether you want to include attachments. Select All References in Library. Give the file a name and save it on your desktop.
     
  3. Go onto Box and upload the saved .enlx file. Then download the .enlx file from Box onto your desktop, EndNote will automatically open the library up.

Do not upload the .enl and accompanying .data file directly onto Box, as the library will become corrupted.

Sharing EndNote Libraries

There are several ways to share EndNote libraries. Please follow the instructions for the sharing scenario that fits your situation.

Sharing with Other EndNote Users

  1. Go to your EndNote library and then go to File > Export...
     
  2. Select a location to the file and then, select:
    •  Save as type select Text File (.txt).
    • Output style select EndNote Export.
    • Uncheck the Export selected references box.
    • Save the file.
       
  3. This file can be emailed as attachment or uploaded onto a Cloud-based storage system and shared.

Please note that the recipient will need to follow the steps below in order to import the Endnote:

  1. Open or create an EndNote library and then go to File > Import > File
     
  2. Browse for select the EndNote export file. Then, under Import Option select EndNote Import.

Sharing with Users of other Citation Management Tools (f1000, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero)

  1. Go to your EndNote library and then go to File > Export...
     
  2. Select a location to the file and then, select:
    •  Save as type select Text File (.txt).
    • Output style select RefMan (RIS) Export
    • Uncheck the Export selected references box.
    • Save the file.
       
  3. This file can be emailed as attachment or uploaded onto a Cloud-based storage system and shared.

The recipient will use the import feature on their citation management tool in order to import the file. They should look for an .ris import option. Please note that attachments will not be included.