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EndNote: For Administrators

Information on using EndNote, with links to resources.


Thank you for Using EndNote!

If you are a site license or network administrator, this page will supply resources to help you set up distribution for your site license copies of EndNote and help your community use it more effectively.

When you purchase a new site license, or when a new version of EndNote is released 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 Analytics 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 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.

  • 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.

  • EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as Dropbox, OneDrive, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.

  • EndNote libraries cannot be stored in SharePoint.

  • References in EndNote libraries can be synchronized 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.

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

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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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