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PSC 499: Capstone in Political Science and International Relations Get Started

Download 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 21 which was released in May 2023.

Create Library

Follow the instructions below to create a new library.

  • Click on the Create a New Library button in the set up box or go to File > New (#1).


  • Save the library on the hard drive of the computer (#2).

  • Confirm the creation of the library (#3).


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], 10.15 [Catalina], 11 [Big Sur], 12 [Monterey], and 13 [Ventura]) 

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.