Your reference management, knowledge organization, and task planning solution

Search the World Explore Over 4800 Resources.
Citavi provides you access to world-class databases and library catalogs. You can even use each online resource‘s specific search options — a feature exclusive to Citavi. Search databases from major information providers (EBSCO, Ovid, Pro­Quest, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, etc.); in WorldCat, the world’s largest online catalog; in university, national, and combined library catalogs, and in bookseller websites such as Amazon.
  Search Your Library
Can you search your library catalog from within Citavi? We continually add additional online resourc­es and gladly accept suggestions for new ones.
Check Availability
Citavi saves call numbers for items in your library. When you import references from other sources, Citavi can check if they are available in your library or through interlibrary loan.
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Add References By Hand
Citavi's 35 reference types help you capture the biblio­graphic information relevant to each of your sources.
Just enter an ISBN number, DOI name, or PubMed ID, and Citavi retrieves the bibliographic information for you, along with the cover art, abstract, and keywords, if available.
With a Bar Code Scanner
Scan ISBN bar codes with a bar code scanning device or smartphone app. Citavi searches for the bibliographic information.
With the Picker
If you find information online, you can use the Picker to add references with just a click.
Citavi Pickers are available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat. Pickers are free of charge and are automatically installed at the same time as Citavi.
Save the current Web page as a new reference with just a click. Moreover, the Picker detects every ISBN number and DOI name on a Web page and places the Citavi icon next to it . Just click and Citavi retrieves the bibliographic information from the Internet.
From PDFs
You can import a folder of PDFs and Citavi automatically adds each file as a reference and looks up the bibliographic information.
From Databases
Quickly import references from other reference management programs (EndNote, RefWorks, etc.) and from Web-based resources in RIS, EndNote Tagged, and BibTeX formats. Naturally you can export to these formats as well.
Without Duplicates
When importing references, Citavi checks to see if they are already in your project and identifies duplicates.
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Manage References Group References
Groups can help you organize your work or sort references in a way unrelated to their contents. For example, you could create the groups "Recommended reading" and "Special topics". Or you could use a group to designate that certain references have already been used in another project.
Save Online Search Results and Imports
Each time you import references, Citavi saves the references in a group so you can view them again later on.
Save Searches
Are you always looking for the same information in your project? By saving your searches you never have to enter the same search twice.
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Integrate PDFs and Other Documents Find Full Text
Let Citavi find and download the full text of journal and newspaper articles from the Internet.
Take a Closer Look
Use the preview to view nearly all types of files: PDFs, Web pages, Word and Writer documents, images, videos, and presentations.
Choose Where to Save Documents
To read your documents on a tablet or other device, save them in the folder for a synchronization service, such as DropBox.
Save Webpages as PDFs
You can tell Citavi to save a webpage that's open in the preview as a PDF. This PDF is also saved in the project folder.
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Evaluate Content With Citavi, you don't just gather Information as you do with other reference management programs.
With Citavi, you create knowledge
Evaluate the texts you're working with, note down your own comments and ideas, and keep track of questions, defini­tions, hypotheses, results, etc.
Annotate your PDFs
Highlight important sections in the document you're reading in Citavi's preview pane.
Add Passages from the Preview
You can easily evaluate texts in the Preview. Just highlight text and click to copy a passage as a quotation - complete with its bibliographic information.
Avoid Plagiarism
Unattributed quotations never "just happen" if you use Citavi.
Scan Quotations
If you're working with a lot of printed materials and don't like to type, you can use a scanning pen. Speech recogni­tion software, digital photos, and flatbed scanners are other options. Learn more.
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Organize Knowledge Citavi offers something extraordinary:
The Knowledge Organizer
Cultivate and Organize
Add direct and indirect quotations, comments, summaries, and your own thoughts directly to Citavi. This knowledge base grows in value with each new quotation and thought you save and is always at hand for future projects.
Citavi gives you two tools for organizing and structuring your collected knowledge: conventional keywording and a hierarchical category system - another Citavi exclusive. Both keywords and categories can be changed at any time.
Structure Your Work
The category system makes it easy to systematically structure research proposals and publications and is especially useful for outlining a term project, thesis, or dissertation.
Create a Compilation
No more writer’s block! Saving or printing a list of your quotations and thoughts gives you a quick overview of how far along you are in your project.
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Plan Tasks Also one-of-a-kind: Citavi's Task Planner
Forget Nothing
You can add tasks to each reference: examine and assess, verify bibliographic information, etc. You can also link tasks to text passages in a PDF if you want to discuss a point with your team members or search for additional information on a point the author made.
Save Time
Before you leave for the library, let Citavi print a task list, sorted by call number so you don't make an unnecessary trip. Just click to order books online from an online bookseller or the bookstore around the corner.
Plan Projects
With Citavi you can define your own task types for individual and group work and set project goals.
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Work in a Team Collaborate in Small Teams
With Citavi for Windows you can work with others on shared projects at the same time on a local network. You only need to save the Citavi project on a network drive that all team members can access. Learn more.
  Collaborate in Large Teams
Citavi for DBServer was designed for larger teams. Citavi projects are saved on an SQL server. The project manager can grant each team member editing or read-only rights. Licenses are also managed centrally. Learn more.
Teamwork Your Way
You decide how you want to collaborate. For example, companies, institutes, or departments can use Citavi Team to create a repository of journal articles and documentation that all members can use for their individual work. Team members can also collaborate more closely by sharing the work of evaluating and analyzing full text, assigning tasks, sharing comments, ratings, and recommendations, and using Citavi as a knowledge base for shared projects.
Give it a Try!
Test team features with Citavi Free creating a project with up to 100 references and saving it either locally or on a database server.
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Write and Cite
Your Sources

Write with Microsoft Word
Citavi’s Add-In for Word makes it easy to put your knowledge on paper. Simply insert your category system from Citavi and then view the references, quotations, and thoughts you collected for each chapter.
Work with Writer, TeX, etc
Citavi works with all word processors that support the Rich Text (RTF) format, such as OpenOffice and LibreOffice. Citavi also works with popular LaTeX editors, such as LEd, LyX, Texmaker, TeXstudio, TeXnicCenter, TeXworks, WinEdt, WinShell, and WinTeX.
Write and Cite Your Sources.
Just click to insert citations, quotations, and thoughts into your document. Citavi automatically formats everything in the chosen citation style.
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Create Bibliographies Create Bibliographies
Choose from over 6000 citation styles in all subject areas. Citavi's styles are especially precise and reflect user requests.
Don't Worry About a Thing
Just choose the style you want to use and Citavi does the rest. All references cited in your document are perfectly formatted in your bibliography.
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Compilations, Lists, Data Create Compilations
With just a few clicks, quotations, thoughts, and comments you've collected in Citavi can be saved or printed as a list ordered by categories or keywords and including a bibliography. This gives you a quick overview of how far along you are in your project or can be used as a handout in team meetings.
  Create Lists
With Citavi you can create task lists, simple reference lists, and annotated bibliographies in the blink of an eye. Not to mention lists of authors, periodicals, keywords, etc.
Export your Data
It's easy to transfer references to another Citavi project or to an alternative reference management program.
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Customize and Extend

Citavi is Flexible
  • Customize the Overview tab to show fields that are important to you
  • Distinguish between projects using different colors
  • Switch between German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish interfaces
Choose Spell Check Dictionaries
You can select from 11 included language dictionaries and add additional dictionaries at no cost.
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