EndNote for Desktop

Instructions for getting started with EndNote X7 for desktop.

Getting Started Topics

Creating a new EndNote library


Creating a New EndNote Library:

1. In EndNote, select File → New

2. Select where you want to save the library

3. Type the name of your new library

4. Click Save

From The Experts

More details about libraries:

The number of references you can have in a library is unlimited - but it is best to keep it under 100,000.

You can create any number of libraries.

Libraries created on a PC can be used on a Mac, and vice versa.

It is very important to periodically back up your EndNote libraries.  To do this:

  • In EndNote, go to the File menu and select Save a Copy or Compressed Library and follow the prompts
  • From your computer, copy the .enl file and .data folder onto a CD or other external storage device
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