Sync your EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online libraries to allow access across multiple devices.
If you have an account with Web of Science or InCites (databases) login details will be the same for EndNote as these products are owned by the same company. Register via this link:
On your primary device, in EndNote:
Don’t have an EndNote Online account? Click the Sign-Up button to begin the registration and activation process.
Do have an EndNote Online account? Enter your email address and password, then click OK.
NOTE: Initial sync might take some time, depending on amount of references, or amount of PDFs attached to references. After initial sync subsequent syncs will be quicker as they’re saving less information.
On your secondary device, in EndNote:
1. Create a new EndNote library, File > New (this will be populated with references from your EndNote Online account)
NOTE: If you have an existing EndNote library on another device and you are happy to merge the libraries, simply sync the two without creating a new library.
2. Select Library > Sync
NOTE: Tick the Sync Automatically option, Edit > Preferences > Sync > Sync Automatically, this ensures changes in one library will be reflected in the other.
For reporting purposes, in systematic or scoping reviews, you will need to create a new blank EndNote library. You cannot sync that library, as it will merge with all the same libraries under the same email account. Make sure you disable the sync feature before creating a new EndNote library for your reviews.
See Screen tab > EndNote page. Access below:
Before merging libraries, back up the library into which you are transferring references, then Import one library into another, this allows filtering of duplicates.
To prevent missing and corrupt libraries, have your library synced to an EndNote Online account, this will ensure your library is backed up.
Corruption can occur when:
Every EndNote library is made up of an .enl file and an associated .data folder. To back up or move your library you need to keep both of these together.
NOTE: This method will only work if you created an EndNote Online account and synced the library prior to the library becoming corrupted
Use the compressed library feature inside the EndNote program. This will allow you to save a single file under a new name which can be saved on to an external hard drive or cloud drive. The compressed package appears as an .enlx file.
NOTE: It is highly recommended to store compressed library (back up) in a different location than your primary device in case of device failure.
Mac OS allows you to package both the .enl file and .data folder together so that it looks like a single file.