Now that all these important tips are out of the way, creating a library is easy! Under the File menu, select New. You can save the file with any name- just remember to save it on your C:/ drive. Not on OneDrive.
Since Journals have full names and abbreviations, you'll want EndNote to know how to manage all the variations.
This is not a requirement, but if you find that your are not seeing journal abbreviations presenting as they should, you may need to update your terms list. Watch this video to learn how to set up a journals term list to make journal names consistent in bibliographies--even if they are not consistent in the library records.
EndNoteTraining Published on Jun 6, 2017.
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. EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as DropBox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. EndNote libraries cannot be stored in SharePoint. Storing, editing, or syncing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues. If needed for sharing purposes, a copy of an EndNote library can be placed in a read-only folder on a network drive for multiple users to access. The original library should remain on the owner's computer.
References in EndNote libraries can be synchronized between desktop and laptop computers, an EndNote online library, and an iPad using EndNote Sync. EndNote Sync is the only suggested synchronization method for EndNote references
Complete EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote X7 or X8 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.
If you are having trouble syncing your EndNote desktop client with the web version of EndNote, consider converting your EndNote library into a compressed EndNote library. This is especially helpful syncing a large number of citations from your desktop client with the web version of EndNote.