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From the File menu, select New…. Give the new library a name, making sure to retain the .enl extension. Click on Save.See the Term List LibGuide for information on working with term lists.
An EndNote library (where references are stored) has an associated directory called nameoflibrary.data (where images and other necessary files are stored). When a new library is created, supporting directories are also created. Reference information is stored in the library file; the supporting directories are:
Specific directory locations depend upon the operating system. Search for the file name on your computer to find the location of these files.
From the File menu, select Open… then Open library…. Note that recently used libraries are listed below Open library… for easy access.
In the Library window, each reference is displayed on a line using several pieces of information: author, year, title, rating, journal, (these can be customized; see below).
A paperclip icon beside a reference indicates that there is an attached file, like a PDF; fig+ indicates that there is an attached graphic or file in the figure field.
Sorting: References can be sorted by one of these fields by clicking on the field label near the top of the window. Click once for an ascending sort; click a second time for a descending sort. By default, references are sorted ascending by author.
The icons in the upper right corner signify as follows (in order):
Preview: Clicking on any citation will open a window with tabs for viewing a selected citation formatted in the current output style, along with record fields for editing and any attached PDFs.
Customizing the library window
The Library window can be customized using the Preferences feature found in the Edit menu.
Click on OK when the desired modifications have been made.
Hints for working with libraries
Though multiple libraries can be open at one time, maintaining a single library for all references is recommended. References may be placed in groups for easy access and control (see Organizning References in EndNote). If you will be merging libraries, please see EndNote Support online for options. Back up library regularly using the Save a copy… option in the File menu.