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Search freely accessible databases, library catalogs, and research databases your organization has licensed – without leaving Citavi.
Use fields, operators, and truncation specific to each database.
Search multiple sources at once. Citavi prevents you from adding duplicates.
Save search queries you use often.
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Search Your Library
Citavi saves the call numbers for books in your library.
Even if you imported a reference from another source, Citavi will check to see if your library has it.
Thousands of library catalogs are already available in Citavi. We continually add additional resources and gladly accept suggestions.
Search with the Citavi Picker
The Picker is a free extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It identifies ISBNs and DOIs on webpages and sends the reference information to your project.
The Picker can also send webpages and online documents to Citavi.
Since webpages often change frequently, Citavi lets you save a copy as a PDF in your project.
Search Online Databases
Add references from Google Scholar and other online databases.
Search online bookstores and click to order books. Or, send an email to your favorite bookstore around the corner.
Import PDFs und Microsoft Office Documents
Drag PDFs to your project to import them. Citavi automatically adds the citation information.
Citavi finds all accessible PDFs for articles in your project.
Office documents and image files can also be saved and analyzed in Citavi.
Import by ISBN, DOI, PubMedID, etc.
Just enter an ISBN number or other identifier, and Citavi retrieves its information, along with the cover art, abstract, and keywords, if available.
Import From Other Programs
With Citavi's import filters, you can add sources from any other reference management program.
Citavi imports references in RIS, BibTeX, and ENW formats, Excel tables, Word bibliographies, etc.
Check Your Search Results
Citavi saves a list of your imports.
You can always check where, when, and with what search terms you performed a search and view the references you added.
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