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EndNote: For administrators

The EndNote LibGuide contains instructional information with links to resources.


Thank you for using EndNote!

This page will supply resources to help site license or network administrator set up the distribution for your site license copies of EndNote™ and help your community use it more effectively.

When you purchase a new site license or Clarivate releases a new version of EndNote for your site license, your site license administrator will receive an email with the new product key and links to download the software. Please contact your Clarivate sales manager if there will be a change to your site license administrator to ensure a smooth transition at the next release.

EndNote library safety

  • EndNote libraries consist of two parts: the enl file and the Data folder. Keep these two items together at all times; both are needed for the library to work correctly.


  • Keep EndNote libraries on your computer's local hard drive. Storing and editing 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.


  • Never store EndNote libraries that you're actively developing in cloud-syncing folders such as Dropbox, OneDrive, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.


  • You can safely keep EndNote library backups on network drives and cloud syncing folders.


  • Synchronize EndNote library references between desktop and laptop computers, an EndNote online library, and an iOS device using EndNote Sync. EndNote Sync is the only suggested synchronization method for EndNote references.


  • Share entire EndNote EndNote libraries with up to 100 other EndNote desktop users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.

Administrator resources

EndNote does not track downloads or installations from your site. If you wish to track how many of your users have downloaded the installer, please implement tracking measures locally.

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