Reference Management and Knowledge Organization

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Citavi and the Research Process
Citavi is a professional tool for
researchers and students.
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It helps you with all research
tasks, from searching for sources,
to obtaining materials and
managing and analyzing your
sources to creating a final
publication.
Citavi can be used for individual
projects and for projects in a
team.
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The Reference Editor
Navigation on the left, the
editing pane in the middle,
preview on the right for
attached files or websites.
Citavi can import EndNote
libraries, Excel files and
bibliographic formats such
as BibTeX, RIS etc.
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Table View
The table view can be
used to easily sort by
certain criteria and to
create selections which
can then be exported to
Microsoft Excel
or OpenOffice.org Calc.
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Search for Sources
Citavi lets you search over
4000 databases: research
databases, university,
national, and combined
library catalogs and
bookseller websites.
Citavi gives you the same
search options as you
would find in the database
itself. If you select multiple
databases, it even
recognizes which search
options they have in
common.
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Search Globally and Locally
With Citavi you can search
your university’s library
catalog or use its link
resolver (SFX).
With just one click, you can
see which databases your
university subscribes to.
Citavi can even search
online for the PDFs for
journal articles in your
project.
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Integrated Task Planning
Citavi helps you keep track
of tasks related to your
project. Tasks can be
sorted by deadline or
importance.
The task planner is
specially designed for
academic research.
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Working with Your Sources
View texts, images,
videos, and presentations
in the preview pane.
Directly excerpt
quotations from PDFs and
add your own comments
in Citavi.
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Organize Knowledge
The Knowledge Organizer
gives you an overview of all
of your quotations,
thoughts, and comments.
Two tools help you
structure and group your
knowledge: you can assign
keywords and apply
categories to each
reference.
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Create Publications
The Word Add-In lets you
insert references and
quotations into your
document. Citavi
automatically creates a
list of references cited.
Citavi’s Publication
Assistant can be used
with OpenOffice Writer or
popular LaTeX editors.
Select from over 1900
citation styles.
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And More!
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Citavi Pickers are free extensions for
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and
Adobe Acrobat:
• Add a webpage to Citavi with just a
click.
• Excerpt highlighted text as a quotation.
• Save graphics as image quotations.
• The Picker recognizes ISBN and
DOI names on a website.
With just one click, you can add the
bibliographic information for the
journal article or book to Citavi.
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Citavi supports LaTeX as well.
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The team version of Citavi lets multiple
people work on a project together.
In a Nutshell
Citavi supports the entire research process:
searching, planning, working with sources,
organizing, and completing a publication.
Citavi lets you search in many research
databases.
Extensions for Internet Explorer, Firefox und
Chrome help you save online information in a
meaningful way.
Various tools help you build and expand your
knowledge.
Additional Resources
Manual
www.citavi.com/manual4
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
www.citavi.com/faq
Forum
www.citavi.com/forum
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