New Features in Citavi 5
Stay Up-to-Date with RSS Feeds
The new welcome screen not only gives you a better overview of the last projects used, your settings, and your license information. It also helps you stay up-to-date with a built-in RSS feed reader. When you're searching a database, you can save your search as an alert or RSS feed and enter it in Citavi. Each time you start Citavi, you'll see the latest articles on your topic.
Find Full Text Faster
The "Find full text" feature is now faster than ever before. You can also continue working in Citavi while the search runs in the background. If your university provides access to full-text articles via EZProxy, you can now login from within Citavi to more quickly download full-text articles.
Annotate PDF Files
In Citavi 5 you can analyze texts the same way you would on paper. If you just want to quickly highlight important sections of a text, you can use the yellow highlighter or the red highlighter to save the highlight and its main idea. If you want to analyze a text passage more closely or save its exact wording or paraphrase it, you can save it as a direct quotation, indirect quotation, summary, or comment. Text can also be saved as an abstract, table of contents, or keyword. You can even assign tasks to a text passage.
Organize References or Knowledge Items in Groups
In Citavi 5 you can now organize items with groups. How do groups differ from categories or keywords? Categories and keywords always have some association with the content of your references. Groups can help you organize your work or sort references in a way unrelated to their contents.
Are you always looking for the same information in your project? By saving your searches you can now work more efficiently.
Collaborate in Large Teams
With Citavi for DBServer you can create projects on an SQL Server or an SQL Express Server. It's then possible to work with hundreds of people on a project and across networks.
Additional New Features
- Import groups: Citavi automatically creates groups when you import references. You can then easily view the results of your last 25 imports.
- EPUBs: The EPUB e-book format can now be displayed in the Citavi preview and saved in PDF format (just like a website) so that it can then be annotated.
- Paperclip icon for full text: A paperclip icon now appears in the navigation list if a reference has full text. Clicking the paperclip opens the full text in the preview.
- Support for DataCite: Citavi now also finds bibliographic information registered under a DataCite DOI name.
- Backups: Backups are no longer saved as .zip files but in the Citavi backup format. This makes it possible to restore a backup by double-clicking it. The restored project is automatically saved in the correct project folder.
- User-specifed folder for attachments: For each project you can now define where your local files, including PDF files, image quotations, and cover images, should be saved. Select a Onedrive or DropBox folder to access your PDF files wherever you go.
- Citation Style Editor: We've added a number of special conditions for the formatting of references and bibliographies to the Citation Style Editor. Previously, these conditions had to be inserted manually using the macro editor.
- Keywords: Keywords for references and knowledge items are now automatically sorted alphabetically.
- Many other improvements