SEND A COMPRESSED LIBRARY
You also send a compressed library through email, burn it to disk, or put it on a flash drive or on a shared cloud service. This method allows you to control exactly which groups of references are included, and whether or not attachments are included.
The disadvantage of this method is that users are not working with the same copy of the library. Each person would have their own copy of the library and changes to references could be made in each copy differently.
With the EndNote library you want to compress open in EndNote, select Compressed Library from the File menu. You should then see the screen below, which you saw earlier in this chapter, but because you are not making a complete backup copy this time you can limit the references to only those you want to send.
Select the Create option to create a compressed library you can save on your computer and then attach to an email. The Create & E-mail option will work with most MAPI-compliant email programs, but may not work with all email programs. It will not work with web email programs such as Gmail.
Using the Traveling Library to Create Bibliographies in Shared Documents
Exporting the Traveling Library
Data in a traveling library can be extracted and put in your own EndNote library.
On the Cite While You Write tab in Word for Windows, click Export to EndNote in the Tools group, then select Export Traveling Library from the drop-down list. On Macintosh with Word 2008 or 2011, select Export Traveling Library from the Tools drop-down list on the floating EndNote toolbar. On Macintosh with Word 2016, select Export Traveling Library from the Tools dropdown.
Select the EndNote library to import the references to, or create a new library. EndNote will filter out duplicate references that came from the library you select.
For large documents with many references, it may take some time for all the references to be exported, so be patient. EndNote will show a confirmation message when the export is complete.
In the Word document, use the Update Citations and Bibliography command to update the citations in the paper from the new records in the open EndNote library.