Launch EndNote. When you first open the program, some users may see nothing. You have to actually create a library to "see" anything, particularly for Mac users. It may look like this:
Go to the EndNote File menu and select New. and give your library a name and choose where to save it on your computer. Once you do so, you will see the library that you created:
NOTE: you will be saving BOTH a .enl file, which is the EndNote library AND a data folder of the same name. These need to be kept together. For many Mac users, the .enl and .data folder will automatically be saved as 1 file.
Add a journals term list -- or more than one -- if you choose. For users in the health sciences, just import the medical list. Do not import both the medical and bioscience lists; if EndNote sees the same journal twice in the journals term list, it will not know which one to use to format the journal title.
The journal abbreviations for the medical list follow the Index Medicus (MEDLINE) journal abbreviations.
Adding a journals term list helps avoid problems with journal names displaying incorrectly in bibliographies.
EndNote recommends that you use a single library to manage your references, and organize it as needed for various projects. For example you can create groups. Watch this video about organizing your library. It is video only; it does not contain any audio.