An EndNote library is a file with the file extension .enl. It can be copied, renamed, deleted or moved to other drives or folders. Each EndNote library creates a DATA folder which must always be in the same location as the .enl file. The DATA folder must always be copied or moved along with the library.
EndNote libraries should not be accessed directly from cloud storage locations e.g. Dropbox.
Although EndNote allows you to create multiple libraries, it is strongly recommended that you have a single library.
There are three different display modes in the EndNote toolbar:
Local Library Mode Online Search Mode Temporary Library Integrated Library & Online Search Mode
The default option is the Integrated Library & Onlinde Search mode.
For more information see the PDF above.
For different layout views for the panels in your library window click on the Layout menu at the bottom right hand corner
MAC users top right hand corner.
Groups Panel - lists your group sets and associated groups
Tabs panel includes the three tabs below which allow you to:
The library window column headings (display fields) e.g. Author, Year, Title etc. can be dragged to reposition as desired.
You can also hide the Search or Groups panels.
In your EndNote library you can mark your references as read or unread by simply clicking on the grey dot. The read reference will no longer appear in bold. If you have the reference open use this icon
If you do not want your unread references to appear in bold in your library window you can adjust this option in your preferences.
Go to Edit (Mac users: EndNote X8 or Command +,) >Preferences...>Read/Unread and uncheck the box Show unread references in bold text.
On the reference tab the Rating field can be set to show or not to show as required - use this drop down menu to Show Rating Field or Show empty fields.
You can also rate your references. Highlight your reference then click on the dots in the Rating column to create your own star rating.