EndNote Library Basics
Creating a Library
Opening a Library
What are term lists?
Three types of term lists are available with every library file: Authors, Journals, and Keywords. These lists are linked to their corresponding fields and serve as an index, improving the consistency and accuracy of your references, citations, and bibliographies.
How can I abbreviate journal names?
Sometimes different citation styles use abbreviations for the journal names. Endnote uses the journal terms list to abbreviate journal names. We recommend that you define the Journal term list for each new library. This helps ensure that all journal names and abbreviations are consistent.
Define the Journal Term list
Note: If you did not define your Journals term list when you created your library, then your term list has been created automatically as you enter new references into your library (whether by importing or manually entering them). To ensure consistency and accuracy, we recommend that you discard your existing Journal term list and import Journal term lists from EndNote.
To import a new journal terms list:
Modify the Citation Style to Use Journal Abbreviations
For more information and screenshots on modifying citation styles, see the Advanced Tips.
Group and Group Set Basics
Creating Groups and Group Sets
Adding References to a Group
Removing References from a Group
Deleting References from a Library
File Attachment Basics
You can attach up to 45 files from your computer (PDF, Word document, Excel document, graphic) to an EndNote reference.
Attach a File
Saving a Library Basics
Saving and Sharing a Library
To Open a Compressed Library: