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EndNote Desktop: Organize References

Features and functions of EndNote Desktop citation management software for managing and organizing references, and creating citations in Word.

Manage Your Reference Library in EndNote Desktop


Several functions can help you manage your Library content in EndNote Desktop once you have collected some references, including:

  • Finding Duplicates (and selecting which to keep)
  • Creating Groups (folders)
  • Creating Group Sets (of related folders)
  • Creating Smart Groups (based upon search terms)
  • Creating Combination Groups (of content common to more than one Group)

Find & Remove Duplicate Records

Groups in Navigation Panel

My Library navigation panel showing Groups

Organize in Groups & Group Sets

Automate Organization with Smart Groups

Combine Groups to Manage Reference Sets

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EndNote Desktop Training

The EndNote Training website provides training materials on EndNote Desktop, including training videos, getting started guides, quick reference and user guides, and a training calendar.