Introduction to Sharing
When you share your library, you have three options. Before you choose one of these, you may want to watch a video about sharing libraries in general.
- Step by step instructions on syncing and sharing (PDF 2.3 MB)
Setup EndNote Web account and Sync your Library
Before sharing your library, sync your library to an EndNote Web account. Then you can either share it via the Desktop or directly from EndNote Web. For Desktop sharing, you must have at least EndNote X7.2.
- Check version and setup web account – uses EndNote X7, but works the same
Sharing option one: Desktop library
Sync your library as above. When you share your library this way, note that other people will have full read/write access to the whole thing, including your PDFs. This works across Mac and PCs. To grant more limited access, see the instructions for sharing via the EndNote Web site below.
You can share your desktop library with up to 14 people, but a person can have unlimited libraries shared with them.
- Sharing your Desktop library – uses EndNote X7, but works the same way
Sharing option two: via EndNote Web site
Sync your library as above. Then go to myendnoteweb.com and give people access from there. You can only grant access to your groups, though, and the other people have no access to your PDFs. Also, you can choose to give them read-only or read/write access.
Sharing option three: Compress library
If you would rather not sync your library to the cloud (EndNote Web), you can also just make a local copy of your library (or selected references) that you then put on a hard drive or email to someone.