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Organise with EndNote groups

Create groups

We recommend that you create just one EndNote library. Instead of setting up different libraries for different assignments, projects or areas of research, you can use EndNote Groups to organise your library into different sections.

You can organise and manage your library by creating groups of references, removing duplicate references, and synchronising your desktop library with one created on EndNote Online.

Create groups

You can set up groups to help you organise your research. References can belong to more than one group.

For example, you might have a group for “background”, one for “included in my research”, and one for “excluded from my research”.

You could also create groups for different chapters of a final year project, different topics you’re studying, or one each for different essays.

To create a new group, click “Groups” and then “Create Group” in the EndNote toolbar.

Your new group will be added to the “My Groups” section on the left-hand panel. Find the new group and give it a name. It is now ready for you to add references.

If you want to delete a group, right-click it and choose “Delete Group.” The references in the group will not be deleted and will remain in the “All References” view.

Add references to a group

Start by viewing “All References”.

Click to select a reference then right click and select “Add References To”, then choose the group.

You can select multiple references by holding down the “Ctrl” button (Windows) or “Cmd” button (Mac) while you click on each reference.

You can also drag and drop references into your group.

Remove references from a group

If you want to remove references from a group, select the reference(s) within the group, go to the “Groups” option in the toolbar, and select “Remove references from group”.

You can also right-click the reference and select “Remove references from group”.