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Sorting your Library

When you open a library, it is sorted alphabetically by author. However you can sort your references using any of the fields in the record, e.g. author, title, year, label.

To sort by year of publication, with the most recent references appearing first. Make sure you can see the complete contents of the library by clicking on All References in the Groups pane. 

Click on the column-heading Year near the top of the library window. This will sort the references with the oldest references appearing first. If you click on Year again the order is reversed. Now the most recent references appear first.

For more complex sorting, click on Tools on the top menu bar, and select Sort Library. This will display a dialogue box where you can select fields. The following screen will appear:

Sort Library

The "Sort Options" Dialogue Box

In the first box, click on the arrow to select Year.  At the end of the box is a button which indicates whether you wish to sort items from smallest to largest  Smallest to largest icon  or from largest to smallest  Largest to smallest icon .  Click on this button to change it to sort from largest to smallest, i.e. from most recent year to earliest year.

In the second box, click on the arrow to select Author and leave the default setting to sort from smallest to largest, i.e. from A to Z. This means that after EndNote has sorted the references by year, it will sort them within each year alphabetically by author.

The box should now look like this:

Sort by Author

Specifying the Sort Options

 

Click OK to conduct the sort.

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