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EndNote: For trainers

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Thank you for supporting EndNote

Librarians and other software trainers supporting EndNote users locally at universities, hospitals, nonprofits and government agencies worldwide are vital to Clarivate. We appreciate what you do and want to help you in your EndNote support efforts.

EndNote library safety

  • EndNote libraries consist of two parts: the enl file and the Data folder. You must keep these two components together at all times; both are essential 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.


  • You should never store active EndNote libraries inside cloud-syncing folders such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc. Syncing folders such as these will significantly increase your chances of encountering library corruption.


  • Though not a requirement, we recommend uninstalling your previous version of EndNote before installing a new version.


  • Synchronize references in EndNote libraries between desktop and laptop computers, an EndNote Web library and an iPhone or iPad using Sync.


  • Share complete EndNote libraries with other EndNote desktop users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.


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