It is recommended to have one overall EndNote Library for all your references, and to use the Groups feature (like folders) to organise your references as needed.
The Groups feature allows you to create mini libraries within your master library. Records imported from databases will first go into the [Unfiled] group and you can then copy them into your other groups or create new group(s) for them. You should move them from Unfiled into other groups as soon as you can.
You can copy existing references to a group by checking the box next to a single reference or checking the 'All' or 'Page' box to add multiple references.
To add to an existing group select the group from the Add to Group drop down menu. The reference(s) will appear automatically in the group.
To add to a new group or choose 'New Group' from the drop down menu and give the group a name. The reference(s) will appear automatically.in the group.
The original reference(s) remain in your All My References library.
To delete, rename and share groups of references, choose: Organize - Manage My Groups
The following screenshots illustrate the features above.
Sharing is useful for group work or if you wish a tutor to see the references you have found for an ongoing assignment.
Clarivate Analytics (EndNote suppliers) have a short page on Sharing Groups from which these instructions are taken.
File-sharing is not enabled by EndNote: this prevents breach of copyright and licensing agreements.
The following screenshot illustrates part of the sharing process.