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Sharing Selected EndNote Records

How to send records from your EndNote library for others to import into their EndNote libraries.

Export selected records:
(references and attached files)

1. Create a group for the records you want to share
2. Move the records into the group
3. On the EndNote Menu Bar, select File
4. Select Compressed library (.enlx)...
5.
Select: Create,
        then With file attachments,
        then All references in group
6. Select a group
from the menu
7. Click on OK/Next
8.
On the Save As popup, name your file and select a location|
9.
Click Save

Send the .enlx file to your classmates.

Import the records into your EndNote library

1. Open your EndNote library.
2. Open the file your classmate shared with you ( filename.enlx )
    This will open as a separate EndNote Library
You can either:
3. Drag and drop the references from the shared EndNote Library into either a Group or a Reference list in your EndNote Library.
or
alternate 3
. On the menu bar of your EndNote Library, click on File, then select Import
   alt 3a: In the popup box:
   Select (highlight) the .enl file you are importing from the list
   (when you opened the .enlx file in step 2, it extracted an .enl file )
   alt 3b. Next to Import Options: select EndNote Library
   alt 3c. Click 
Import
   
The records and file attachments should now appear as Imported References

Transferring libraries

To save an Endnote library onto a flash drive, you need to compress several files.

  • Open your Endnote library 
  • From the File menu, select Compressed library (.enlx) and then Create...
  • Use the file dialog to save to an EndNote Compressed Library (filename.enlx). Make sure you save it to the flash drive.

To open the compressed Endnote library

  • In EndNote, File > Open
  • Choose the compressed library (.enlx) file from the flash drive. This will extract all the files associated with the library.
  • Open the library (.enl) library.

Note:  This should work across platforms (e.g. Mac and PC) for any libraries created using recent versions of EndNote.