What is an EndNote Library?
Creating an EndNote library
If you did not create a new library at the end of the installation process, follow these steps. Only create one library in EndNote!
Step 1: Open EndNote. Mac User: If you are opening EN20 for the first time, you may see a popup asking for EN 20 to access files in your Documents folder. Please click OK.
Step 2: From the File Menu, click on New
Step 3: Create a Name for your library
Step 4: Select the location to save the file
Step 5: Click Save
Only One Library!
Endnote allows you to create many separate libraries, but we strongly recommend that you work with only one library and create groups to organize your references
Working With Others
Are you on a project with others? Or maybe working collaboratively with a faculty member? This might be one reason for keeping two libraries -- one for your own work and one for the project. Remember you cannot search across the libraries and you will have to be organized in maintaining them both as separate entities.
Back Up, Back Up, Back Up!
It is very important to periodically back up your EndNote library. There are several ways of doing this - one option is: