Adding Webpage Metadata

Often you may want to add a webpage you find to your Citavi project. Types of source could include an article in the New York Times, a Wikipedia entry, a YouTube video or another type of webpage.

In all of the examples mentioned above, there's no possibility to export the information you will need to cite later on. However, most webpages contain metadata in the HTML code which contains some basic information about the page, such as the title of the page, the author, and when the page was published.

The Citavi Picker recognizes two types of metadata: "classic" HTML metadata and metadata using Highwire Press tags. The quality and extent of the metadata available on a webpage can vary widely. You should always double check the information that's imported and add to it where necessary, especially for author names.