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Getting started

Go to the EndNote applicationBlank EndNote library

Select Create a new library.

  1. Go to File > New… (give it a unique name)
  2. Choose a location to save & open your Library eg Documents.
  3. Click Save.

A blank EndNote Library will open

Find full text screenshotNSLHD Libraries - find full-text settings 

Go to Edit > Preferences 

Tick all the checkboxes and copy and paste the links below into the relevant boxes

OpenURL Path

Authenticate with URL

Click on Apply and OK

See next tab to learn how to use the Find full text PDFs function

Note: not all PDFs can be attached using this method. See Attaching PDFs (4th tab) for further instructions.

EndNote finds and attaches full-text PDFs to citations that NSLHD Libraries has access to. Set up the Find full-text settings first (see previous tab).Find full text PDF icon

  • Highlight all citations (CTRL+A)
  • Click Find Full Text icon

View or search the full text article and any personal notes added to the citation if a PDF is attached:

  • click on the citation 
  • click on Attach File - the paper clip
  • attach the PDF previously downloaded to the desktop or folder. 
  • click Open
  • CTRL+S to Save

EndNote Library and .data folderEach EndNote Library consists of 2 items:

  •  Library file (with the extension .enl)
  •  Data folder (with the extension .data). 

EndNote compressed library iconAlways backup the EndNote Library using the Compressed Library option.

While EndNote Library is open, go to File > Compressed Library > Select with or without attachments. The file extension changes to .enlx (Archived EndNote Library) and the icon shows a clamp.

  • Library file (with the extension .enlx) 

Do not store an active EndNote Library in cloud storage or shared drives (such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud, (H:) or (I:) drives etc).

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