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How to download, setup and work with EndNote at Marshall University

About EndNote

EndNote is reference management software available free to the Marshall community with features to:

  • Keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal library.
  • Synchronize your references between up to three of your personal computers, an online library, and your iPad, through EndNote sync. (You must be the owner and user of all three computers.)
  • Share your references with collaborators through EndNote sync.
  • Use your references in word-processing documents to create formatted citations and bibliographies or independent reference lists.
  • Check Out the EndNoteTraining YouTube Channel  -  Subscribe to the EndNoteTraining channel to learn about new videos when they appear, or browse the playlists to find topics you are interested in. You can find direct links to many videos on the EndNote X7 and X8 pages.

EndNote Library file

  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly.

  • EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive. Storing on a jump drive also works well. Storing and editing libraries on an unstable network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.

  • EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as DropBox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.

  • Uninstall your previous version of EndNote before installing a new version.

  • References in EndNote libraries can be synchronized between desktop and laptop computers, the online library, and an iPad using EndNote Sync.

  • Complete EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote X7 or X8 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.

EndNote Training YouTube Channel