How to share libraries or references with others

You can share the whole library or parts of it with others. It is easy to cut and paste references or to import a library.


How to share with others:

The whole library

  • Open your EndNote library
  • Click File - Compressed library (.enlx)
  • Choose Create or Create & email if you want to email the library. Click Next
  • Choose where to save
  • Send the file as an attachment in an email, or transfer using a USB stick
  • The recipent needs to save the library to their computer before opening it

Parts of the library

  • Select the references you want to share. (Select by pressing Shift + click or Ctrl + click)
  • Click File - Compressed library (.enlx)
  • Choose Create or Create & email if you want to email the references
  • Choose Selected references. Click Next
  • Choose where to save
  • Send the file as an attachment in an email, or transfer using a USB stick
  • The recipent needs to save the library to their computer before opening it

Import from others:

If you receieve a library through email, please save the attachement as normal. Make sure the file name is still .enlx.

  • Double click the enlx.file - it will extract and open as a new library. Close this library
  • Open the library you want to import to
  • Click File Import
  • Click Choose file  - choose the library you want to import
  • In Import options - choose EndNote Library
  • Choose how you want the duplicates to be treated in the Duplicates list
  • Click Import

How to copy references between libraries

  • You need to have both libraries on your computer
  • Select the references you want to copy. (Select by Shift + click or Ctrl + click)
  • Right click - choose Copy references to - Open library
  • Choose the library you want to save the references to
  • Save

You can also copy references by cutting and pasting. Click CTRL + C and CTRL + V, or drag and drop.

 

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