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EndNote at Rowan University

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

Creating and Saving Libraries

When EndNote is 1st launched you may be asked to create a default library. Libraries are the EndNote databases that store references, and associated files. You can have one default library for all references, or create multiple libraries.

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

Creating a Library

EndNote is very good about automatically saving references every time you add or edit one to your library, but to make a copy of an EndNote library to use on another computer, or to send to a colleague create a compressed copy of the library. Using the the save a copy option is not recommended when moving libraries between computers or attaching to email.   

Go to File > Compressed Library (.enlx)...

Saving an EndNote library

Select the appropriate options and click Next and then Save.

Compress library options


Groups are subsets of references. Use the Groups drop down menu, and select "Create Group" to create a new group.

Highlight references you wish add to a group.

Either right click or go to "Add References To" and select the group to copy the selected references to.  You can also drop and drag references to a group.

Working with Groups

Layout Settings

Change where and what panels (Preview, PDF viewer, and Groups are displayed on your screen by clicking the layout button located in the lower right. 

Layout Settings

Need EndNote Help from a Rowan Librarian?


Kevin Block at RowanSOM
856 566-6804

Ben Saracco at CMSRU


Sharon Whitfield at CMSRU
​856 342-2522

A Shared Service of the Rowan Medical Libraries


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