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EndNote at Rowan University: Saving and Creating Libraries

Guide to Using EndNote for students, faculty, and staff at Rowan University

Creating New EndNote Libraries

  • References collected and created in EndNote as well as associated files are referred to as libraries. When EndNote is launched for the 1st time you will be prompted to create a default library.
  • It is recommended to have a single EndNote library to store all your references.  Only one library can be synched with the online version of EndNote.  However, you can create multiple EndNote libraries if needed.
  • The makers of Endnote recommend only working from EndNote libraries saved on the computer's hard drive.  Working from EndNote libraries saved to the cloud or networked spaces may corrupt over time.

To create a new EndNote library go to File > New and then name the library.

Create a new EndNote library


Saving Libraries

  • EndNote automatically saves, or prompts to save, references every time you add or edit one in your library.
  • To make a copy of your EndNote library it is recommended to create a compressed library.
  • EndNote libraries can be big and are composed of multiple files. Compressing the library creates a smaller, single file that can be more easily stored, moved, or emailed. 

To create a compressed copy of an EndNote library go to File > Compressed Library (.enlx)...

Creating a compressed library

Select the appropriate options and click Next, select where to save the compressed library and then Save.

Compressed library options

EndNote Help

Guide and videos tutorials from the creators of EndNote, Clarivate Analytics. 

Contact a Rowan Librarian specializing in EndNote