Citavi

Citavi is a programme for reference mangement and knowledge organisation and an ideal tool for studies and research. Citavi searches through over 4000 databases and catalogues, manages and structures your references, ideas and citations. It supports you in the writing of scientific texts!

The Campus licence for Citavi (reference and knowledge managment) has been extended to May 2021. All members of the university can use this programme free of charge.

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Reference Management

Central University Library
Information

Berthold-Beitz-Platz Campus

Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 10
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1515
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Installation and Configuration

You wish to use Citavi for the first time?
  1. First download the free version of "Citavi Free" from the Citavi website (www.citavi.com/en/download) and install the programme.
  2. Open a Citavi account at www.citavi.com/uni-greifswald.
    (Important: Use your email address at the University Greifswald for this. Licence activation with a freemail address, like web.de, GMX, GMail, etc., is not possible.)
  3. Start Citavi and click on the login icon on the welcome screen.
  4. Enter your login data to the Citavi account. Citavi will automatically pull the licence information from your account.

The licence data is stored in a buffer memory on your local computer, so after a first login you can work on local projects without being connected to the Internet.

Tip: There a serveral videos and a short introduction to help you get started.

Citavi is already installed on all public PCs in the University Library.

You wish to change from an older Citavi version to Citavi 6?

Please note:

If you have used Citavi´s publication assistants to insert title placeholder in LibreOffice or Open Office, do not upgrade to Citavi 6. Citavi 6.0 no longer operates with title placeholders. There is no obligation to upgrade, you can work (continue to work) with Citavi 5 (see below).

  1. Find out about the newest functions (www.citavi.com/c6new), changes (www.citavi.com/c6changed) and the upgrade process (www.citavi.com/c6upgrade).
  2. Download the installation file of Citavi 6: www.citavi.com/download.
  3. Uninstall the older Citavi versions. This will not affect your projects and settings.
  4. Install Citavi 6 and login with your Citavi account data (your university email address and your password). The login in Citavi replaces the former process, in which you had to enter your licence data.
    Forgotten your password? You can have this reset using the login form.(www.citavi.com/login).
  5. The Start-up Wizard will assist you in converting your old projects to the Citavi 6 format. Your Word document is copied by the Citavi Word add-in when opened for the first time and the fields it contains converted for Citavi 6.

 

You wish to work with Citavi 5?
  1. Install Citavi 5. You can download the installation file at www.citavi.com/download (under area).
  2. Open a Citavi account at www.citavi.com/uni-greifswald.
  3. Request a  licence key for Citavi 5.
  4. Copy your licence data from the Citavi account.
  5. Start Citavi and click on "Enter licence data".

Tip: The following videos or this short introduction will help you get started.

Mac version

Citavi operates on Windows. If you wish to install Citavi on a Mac, please follow the respective instructions.

All databases with password protection

The setting file: This contains all essential connection parameters for licenced databases for use with Citavi.
It is only visible if accessed from the campus (or via VPN).

Setting file.csd
Download and import the file.
Under Extras > import/export settings

Settings

You have to set the desired databases and catalogues before you can work with them in Citavi.

Settings must be made for the following list of functions

  1. "Retrieve title by ISBN": If you access this function, the catalogue you wish to search through appears in the right frame. The link "here" allows you to change to another or further databases. You can set priorities in the list of data sources you wish to search through.
  2. "Online search": The databases added to the settings file are displayed here and you must click on the one/s you wish to search through.
  3. "Find library locations": If you access this function, the catalogue you wish to search through appears in the right frame, in the same way as with "Retrieve title by ISBN". A link "here" allows you to change to another or further databases. You can set priorities in the list of data sources you wish to search through.

The following catalogues can be used on site for using the resources of the Library
- Greifswald University Library
- GBV Common Library Network
to be indicated in this order.


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General Information about Citavi
www.citavi.com

Citavi Support Hints
www.citavi.com