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Getting Started with EndNote

Using Groups in EndNote

It is recommended that you create only one EndNote library. The Groups feature in EndNote enables you to organise your references without the need to create separate EndNote libraries.

Use groups to organise the references within your EndNote library.

Creating a Group Set

Creating a Group Set allows you to organise groups within your EndNote library. 

To create a Group set:

  1. Right mouse click on My Groups in the My Library panel or select the Groups menu
  2. Select Create Group Set
  3. Enter a name for the Group Set and click Enter

Creating a Group and adding references

You can create groups under a Group Set. 

To create a group:

  1. Right mouse click on the group set and select Create Group 
  2. Name your group   

To add references to a group:

  1. Select the required reference in the library
  2. Right mouse click on the reference or click on the Groups menu and select Add References To
  3. Choose the required group

References can also be added by dragging and dropping the reference onto the group.


  • The same reference can be added to several different groups
  • References can be deleted from a group but they will always remain available in All References 
  • Groups can be renamed or deleted.