EndNote can be a great tool for sharing references with colleagues, research groups and for national and international collaboration.
- Sharing is allowing others to access and copy your references, but not to edit them.
- Collaborating is allowing others to access, use, edit and remove references.
While sharing your entire desktop library with other EndNote users has been possible since Version X7.2, Endnote X9 introduces a couple of new features:
- it allows users to share specific groups, rather than their entire library
- it allows users to specify read-only or read-and-write-access to other users
To share or collaborate using EndNote, you and all your colleagues will need:
- EndNote X7.2 or later loaded onto to the desktop (Note: X7.2 will allow sharing with up to 14 colleagues; X8 and X9 increase this limit to 100)
- an EndNote Online account (note: unless you are sharing or collaborating with your whole library - in this case, you will need EndNote Online but your colleagues won't)
- an email account
How it works:
- You can share with anyone using EndNote X7.2, X8 or X9
- Share your entire EndNote library, including references, PDFs, and annotations, or just specific groups
- You can assign read-only or read-and-write access to different users
- Everyone can add to, annotate and use the library at the same time
- Review the activity of the changes your collaborators are making
- There’s no charge for sharing, no library size limit and no charge for unlimited cloud storage