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CH 790: Introduction to Graduate Research: EndNote

About EndNote

EndNote is a citation manager that may be used to collect, organize, format, and share references.

Get Help

Review the training materials below for help with EndNote.

Other Programs

Consult the library guides below for help with other citation managers.

Install Software

Download Software from UAB Academic Software Center

EndNote is available for free to UAB students through a site license.  The newest version is EndNote 20 which was released in late 2020.  Users are limited to one download of the software.

Create Library

EndNote may require a new library be created the first time the program is opened.

Follow the steps below to create a new library:

1.  Click on the Create a New Library button in the set up box or go to the file menu and select new.


2.  Save the library on the hard drive of the computer.

3.  Confirm the creation of the library.


General Safety Notes from Clarivate Analytics

  • EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .data folder.  These two parts must be kept together as both are needed for the library to work correctly.

  • EndNote libraries should be kept on your computer's hard drive.  Storing and editing libraries on a portable (usb / flash / thumb) or network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.

  • EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc.  Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.  (see safety note for MacOS versions 10.12 [Sierra], 10.13 [High Sierra], and 10.14 [Mojave]) 

Do not store EndNote libraries in iCloud or any other cloud-syncing folder and do not store EndNote libraries in the Documents folder if you have selected the option to synchronize documents in iCloud.

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