This is an EndNoteTraining production published on Dec15 2020. It provides a quick overview of the most basic workflows in EndNote 20 for macOS.
*EndNote libraries are made up of two parts: the .enl file and the .data folder. These two parts must be kept together, both are needed for the library to work correctly.
*EndNote libraries should be kept on the computer's hard drive. Storing and editing libraries on a network drive can lead to corruption and performance issues.
*EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as DropBox, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc. Syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.
*If needed for sharing purposes, a copy of an EndNote library can be placed in a read-only folder on a network drive for multiple users to access. The original library should remain on the owner's computer.
*References in EndNote libraries can be synchronized between desktop and laptop computers, an EndNote online library, and an iPhone or iPad using EndNote Sync. EndNote Sync is the only suggested synchronization method for EndNote references.
*Complete EndNote libraries can be shared with other EndNote X7, X8, or X9 users through EndNote Sync and Library Sharing.