This video shows you a complete workflow in Citavi.
*Please note that the free version now includes an unlimited number of references for up to 30 days.
Learn Citavi in 20 Minutes
1. Setting up your first Citavi project(3:23)
Learn how to start a new project and how to find your way around Citavi.
2. Adding references to your Citavi project(3:15)
Learn how to add books, journal articles, and webpages to your project and how to generate a list of references formatted in the citation style of your choice.
3. Finding new sources in Citavi(2:06)
Search for new journal articles and books from within Citavi. Also, learn how to work with a group of imported sources.
4. Adding online sources to Citavi(2:29)
Add database results and webpages to your project. Also, learn how to use the Citavi Picker browser extension to quickly add sources to your project.
5. Reading and analyzing in Citavi(3:37)
Read your sources critically. Annotate PDF articles and save quotations, comments, and thoughts which you can later easily insert in your paper or publication.
6. Task planning in Citavi(1:52)
Research projects always involve a lot of tasks. Use Citavi's Task Planner to make sure you don't forget anything.
7. Outlining and connecting ideas(2:14)
The Knowledge Organizer gives you a central place for managing your ideas and quotations. Create an outline for your future paper or publication here and then add your ideas and quotations to it.
8. Writing with Citavi and Word(4:48)
Insert your category system into a Word document and then switch to chapter view to stay focused on the references, quotations, and ideas you want to use in a particular section. Citavi automatically formats your citations and bibliography in the style you select.
The Citavi Picker in 5 Minutes(5:00)
Learn how to use the Citavi Picker for Firefox and Chrome in just 5 minutes.
The Citavi Picker helps you send information and sources you find online to your Citavi project:
websites, books, articles, PDF files, and quotations.
Citavi Word Add-In Basics
1. Avoiding Word Add-In problems(2:05)
Make sure to follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth experience with Citavi's Word Add-In.
Merge two documents containing Citavi Word Add-In citations into one. Or, copy text passages containing Citavi Word Add-In citations from one document to another.
Citavi Word Add-In Frequently Asked Questions
4.1 Help - my bibliography has disappeared!(1:06)
This video shows you what to do if you don't see a bibliography at the end of your Word document.
4.2 Help - “Insert advanced” has disappeared!(0:24)
Want to insert a citation with special options or with page numbers, but the “Insert advanced” button is missing? This video shows you how to display it again.
4.3 How do I change the image caption?(2:04)
Are your image captions appearing in the wrong language? This video shows you how to change them.
4.4 Why do my citations have the letters “a” and “b”?(01:20)
Are you wondering why the letters "a" and "b" are appearing in citations for what should be the same source? Or do you want to know why the letters aren't appearing in alphabetical order? This video can help!