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How to Create a Library in EndNote X7

How to create a library in EndNote X7.

Have you ever used EndNote to cite your research paper?
If you are a researcher or a science student. You should know about the EndNote. EndNote is an add-in citation program. It will help you to cite the references in your research paper, thesis or manuscript easily. This is an add-in program that works with MS Word and other writing software.

Basic information about EndNote Library


  • EndNote library is a collection of scientific references. Each scientific reference is saved as an individual record with different fields of data about references like Rating, author, title, year, journal name, issue, volume, page no. etc.
  • We suggest that you store all the possible information about your references in the library.
  • While there is no limit to the number of scientific references that can be saved in one library but we suggest that the number not exceed 100,000.

How to Create a Library

  • First of all, open the EndNote X7.
  • A dialogue box will be shown.
  • In the dialogue box, select Create a new library OR from the menu bar, select File then New.
  • The New Reference Library dialogue box will appear.
  • Enter a name for your new library.
  • EndNote program will automatically add the .ENL extension, that stands for EndNote Library.
  • Select the location where you would like to save your new library. 
  • Click the Save button.
  • The new EndNote library will be created.

An opening of a Library

  • Open EndNote X7 software.
  • A dialogue box will appear.
  • In the dialogue box., select "Open an existing library" OR you can also open the library by click on File then Open
  • A record of libraries that you have earlier opened or saved will be displayed.  Select the library that you want to open. If the library does not appear in the record, click Open Library.
  • A select a Reference Library dialogue box will appear.
  • Locate your library.
  • Then click the Open button.
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