Managing Your References with EndNote: Sharing
Sharing in EndNote: Compressed Library
Each EndNote library has 2 components: references and a .Data folder. The .Data folder is created automatically and can be used to store PDFs or other files attached to library references.
The compressed library is a single file (.enlx format) that contains both the library and the .Data folder and can be e-mailed as an attachment.
To create a compressed library in EndNote, go to: File> Compressed Library (.enlx). In the Compressed Library (.enlx) dialog box, make a choice in 2 features:
With File Attachments vs. Without File Attachments:
- Saving with file attachments such as PDFs increases the size of the compressed library file.
- If you are sharing the library with someone at a different institution, including PDF attachments may violate the Pitt libraries' electronic journal licensing agreements.
Create vs. Create & E-mail:
- If you simply create the compressed library without e-mailing it immediately, you can still e-mail it later.
- You can also share it by posting it in a cloud-based storage utility such as Dropbox or Box and e-mailing the file URL.
To unpack a compressed library that someone has shared with you:
- Click on the .enlx file name to open.
- Library (.enl file) and data folder are separated.
- Both are added to same folder as compressed library.