This page tells you how to:
It is important to keep a back-up copy of your library. From the File menu, choose Save a Copy. It is advisable to include the date in the name of your library when you save a copy.
You can also save your whole library, or part of it, to a compressed file as a back-up. See “Saving and restoring a compressed copy of a library” from the Managing your EndNote library Tab under Macs.
It is strongly recommended that you work with one library only.
To open EndNote go to Manintosh HD or Finder>Applications>EndNote X7.
The Examples folder will hold your new library as well as the existing sample library. Click on the sample library (Sample_Library_X7.enl) to get an idea of how your library will look once you have collected some references.
To create a new library go to File and click on New. At Save As: name your library and click on Save. To close, click on the red x at the upper left hand corner.
Opening an Existing Library
Open EndNote X7 from applications or the icon on the dock. Go to File, Open Library... (or Command + O). Click on your library.
To exit, click on the x at the top left hand corner or use Command + Q to exit the program or Command + W the library.
The library window consist of separate panels:
To change the way these panels display in your library window choose your preferred option from the layout menu button.
Note: you can also hide the search panel or the groups panel by clicking on the layout button.
In your EndNote library you can mark your references as read or unread by simply clicking on the blue dot. To select whether you want your unread references to appear in bold text or not go to EndNote X7>Preferences> Read/Unread and choose.
You can also rate your references. Highlight your reference then click on the dots in the rating column to create your own star rating
You can choose whether you want to display this field in the Reference quick edit panel or not.