Step 3: Checking Styles & References
Step 5: Managing your Endnote Library
As your Library grows it is important that references are not duplicated. An easy way to ensure this does not happen is to check for duplicates periodically.
a) Choose the records to keep one by one:
b) You can click on Cancel to close the individual comparison box. This will generate a list with the duplicates highlighted. Right-click and select Move Reference to Trash.
It is vitally important for you to back up your EndNote library. A corrupted library could ruin your chances of getting an assignment or dissertation finished. It is recommended that multiple copies be made and these copies are kept in different locations (i.e. on your computer and in cloud storage).
An EndNote library consists of a library file and a folder of Data files. These should all be copied as the Data folder contains figures, groups and other files necessary for the library.
|.enl||Contains all your EndNote references|
|.data||Contains supporting information such as terms and group structures. It may also contain your attached files and images||in the same folder as the Library file|
Backing up your Library
This compressed library can also be placed in any cloud storage, or on a thumb drive to easily move your library around. It will be able to be opened on any computer with EndNote installed (you may download EndNote to up to 3 computers from the EndNote Guide). For backup purposes, it is recommended to save your library in three different locations.
You may also back up your library by using EndNote's File > Save a Copy. This menu command will copy both parts of your EndNote Library.
Should you accidentally delete your EndNote Library but still have its .data folder you can recover the Library: