Note: Your library needs to live on the hard drive of a computer that is not being backed up to a cloud storage location. The best locations to store a library are on the C: drive or the desktop.
EndNote can automatically download many of your PDFs into your EndNote Library for you to read, annotate, or search through the full text (using EndNote's internal searching functions). Currently EndNote will not integrate with Ex Libris, the maker of the Strauss Library integrated library system, meaning EndNote cannot search for PDFs in Strauss library holdings.
To manually port directly into Strauss library holdings from EndNote follow these steps:
If this sounds like a lot of gobbledygook, consider signing up for one of our EndNote classes, or if you'd like to arrange a group session for your department, lab or group, you can use the Special Classes Request form and we'll work with you to meet your schedule.
If you have your Mac backing up to iCloud or even just your Documents folder backing up automatically to iCloud. You will need to create a space on your hard drive to store your EndNote library. EndNote libraries cannot live on iCloud.
Here is a video tutorial about how to create a space on your hard drive for your EndNote library: https://youtu.be/hbmmKo_WjoY
Scenario: You have previously been syncing your EndNote library to your EndNote cloud account. Your hard drive has been wiped clean and you need to reestablish your library on the clean hard drive.