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EndNote: EndNote at Georgia Tech

Guide to EndNote reference management software created by Clarivate Analytics

Getting Started with EndNote at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech affiliates can download EndNote desktop software for free

  1. Go to the OIT Software site: http://software.oit.gatech.edu/
  2. Click the Download Software link
  3. Select your Affiliation (faculty, student, staff, etc.)
  4. Page will appear with all available software, including EndNote (you can also search for EndNote)
  5. Select Request Software (right hand side) 

The Georgia Tech Library offers drop-in training on EndNote three times per semester, in classroom 2130. Search upcoming classes at https://library.gatech.edu/events

For online training options and recorded videos, see the Clarivate Training Calendar tab.

Mac Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave Users

MacOS versions 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), and 10.14 (Mojave) contain features to save the contents of the Documents folder in iCloud and to "optimize" storage by storing less-used files only in iCloud online. EndNote libraries stored in iCloud, even when stored on both the hard drive and online, are subject to corruption over time. If you choose to store your documents in iCloud, we suggest creating a separate folder in your home folder and saving your EndNote libraries there.  Do not store EndNote libraries in iCloud or any other cloud-syncing folder, and do not store EndNote libraries in the Documents folder if you have selected the option to store documents in iCloud.

You can find more information on these features on the Apple support site at these locations.

 

General Safety Notes

  • 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 and editing libraries on a 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 iOS device using EndNote Sync.

  • Complete EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote X7, X8, or X9 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.

Librarian

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General Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use one library file for all my references, or separate libraries for different projects?

It may be easiest to use one library for everything and set up a separate group of references for each project, but it's entirely up to you.  EndNote works fine with multiple library files.

I already have a long bibliography that I typed in Word. Can I convert it to an EndNote library?

Unfortunately there's no way to do this automatically. The best way is to search for your references online (if possible) and download them into EndNote.

How do I download search results from my favorite database into EndNote?

Every database works a little differently. In general, the procedure is:

  1. Search the database as usual.
  2. Choose the references you want to save.
  3. Use the database's Save or Export function (may also be called Download, Cite, etc.). There's often a choice to export to EndNote, or save references in a file format that EndNote can read or import, such as RIS.

I tried using EndNote's Online Search feature to search a database, but it asks for a password.

Online Search works best with library catalogs or free databases like Pubmed.  Most databases work best by exporting from your browser rather than using EndNote's Online Search function.