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Citation management software helps you organize your research and manage your references


When collaborating with others, you can choose to share your entire library, or you can share one of your groups. Before you embark on a group writing project, please take the time to think through important questions up front of how the team needs to work together. This will ensure you are not in the middle of a project and experiencing frustrations with the software.  One primary question: Do you really need to save your whole library? Or just one of your groups?collaboration flowchart

Image shared with permission. Healy, H, Regan, M., DeBerg, J; Pure Collaboration: Supporting EndNote Sharing Options. Citing Sources: EndNote. Accessed April 27, 2018.

Introduction to Library Sharing in EndNote X8

EndNote X8 users can share a library with up to 100 other EndNote users and view an Activity Feed for the shared library. This video will cover library sharing between 50 collaborators. The features of this video are dependent on all collaborators:

  • Having EndNote version 7.2 or higher
  • Must have online accounts connected to the desktop version of EndNote

Collaborating With Colleagues

"Sharing EndNote Libraries and manuscripts can be tricky. This webinar will demonstrate best practices for e-mailing, combining and sharing libraries with colleagues." Research Medical Library. (n.d.). EndNote Best Practices for Sharing Manuscripts. Retrieved from

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