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  • Project Window
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  • Main window- References tab
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Editorial review

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 3.2
Citavi is a utility that offers you support in your research process, helping you manage gathered resources, extract relevant information from them and plan your research project.

The utility allows for 100 references to be gathered and organized.
For each reference, several fields can be filled in a special form organized into six different tabs. Such fields refer to a title, author, cover image, abstract, keywords, table of contents, evaluation, language, price, ISBN, number of volumes, quotations and others. A search tool allows for items to be found in the reference list that give words from certain filled-in fields.

The knowledge section consists of extracted pieces of information that are linked to the reference section. The category column, keyword column and tasks tab allow for items to be listed according to the categories they are included in and to the keywords and tasks they have been assigned to. Examples of tasks are "borrow", "excerpt quotations", "write or edit abstract", and other custom ones can also be assigned to each reference during the research planning process.

Upon filling in fields to describe references, lists of keywords, categories, publishers, libraries and others are automatically created, so that information can be accessed using several criteria. References can be quoted in open Word documents directly from the utility or copied to clipboard. All these actions make information management and browsing easier and more efficient processes.

In conclusion, Citavi is a useful piece of software for those who need to browse and manage large amounts of information from various sources for their research projects.


  • Extracted knowledge can be linked to references.
  • Several fields can be filled in to describe the selected references.
  • Several criteria can be used in accessing needed information.


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What's new in version 4.5

Subscribe to searches as RSS feeds
Annotate PDF files
Find full text for journal articles more quickly
Organize references in groups
Save searches within a project
View recently imported references
Many additional improvements.

What's new in version 4.4

- Word Add-In performance has been improved and Word now starts noticeably faster.
- Right-to-left languages are displayed correctly in bibliographies.

What's new in version 4.3

- The Citation Style Finder quickly guides you to a citation style that meets your guidelines.
- The Picker for Internet Explorer is now compatible with the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer.
- It's now possible to more easily create multiple citations.
- In the Word Add-In you can now jump to additional citations of the same reference.

What's new in version 3.2

Here's a list of the most important changes:
❶Citavi now can be displayed in Polish in addition to German and English.
❷Collaboration in team projects has been improved. It is now much faster to refresh changes made by other users, and there are additional options for slow network connections.
❸Amazon made changes to its search system. The Citavi 3.2 update restores the ability to search the Amazon online bookstore directly from Citavi.
❹Over 70 other improvements.

Publisher's description

Citavi is a reference management, knowledge organization and task planning solution. You can search resources worldwide, analyze and organize content, save quotations and thoughts, plan tasks – on your own or in a team, organize your knowledge and structure your work.

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