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Citavi 6: Introduction to Reference Management & Knowledge Organization

Citavi can help you research and write a dissertation, thesis, or other longer paper more efficiently. It's a Windows-based software program for reference management and knowledge organization that has been licensed by the University of Zürich. Citavi supports you during all steps of the research process. You can search for sources in library catalogs and research databases directly from within Citavi. The integrated task planner helps you keep track of what needs to be done by when. To organize your knowledge in Citavi, you can easily apply keywords and categories. In addition, you can pull important quotations and information from individual sources, order it systematically, and combine it with your own thoughts and notes to better structure your project.

Citavi works with Microsoft Word and popular LaTeX editors.

During this English-language course you will gain an overview of Citavi's basic features.

  • Requesting a license and installing Citavi
  • Creating local and cloud projects
  • Working on individual and team projects
  • Overview of program components and features
  • Adding printed and electronic items
  • Searching for additional sources
  • Analyzing sources and excerpting quotations
  • Working with the Citavi Picker
  • Using the Knowledge Organizer and Task Planner
  • Writing papers automatically formatted in various citation styles


Intermediate knowledge of English or higher. Basic knowledge of Windows and experience using a word processor.


Students, faculty and staff of the University of Zurich.


Please take this opportunity to share your expectations and your questions about Citavi before the course begins. You can view our short online questionnaire here: Please fill out this questionnaire 10 days before the course.

It only takes 3 minutes but will help ensure we cover what you're interested in learning. Handouts will be distributed during the course.


This course is designed for English-speaking students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines who want an introduction to computer-assisted reference management, those who are thinking of switching from another reference management program, or those who already work with Citavi. Ideally, you will have installed Citavi and tried it out before the course. You can download Citavi Free at no charge at www.citavi.com Mac users can run Citavi with Parallels. This interactive instructional session will include short in-course practice exercises. The functions introduced in the course can later be reviewed in greater detail using short online slideshows.


Kurs WCE 1
Freie Plätze:16
Dauer:1 Tag(e) / 3 Stunde(n)
Kursleitende:Jennifer Schultz
Teilnehmerzahl:Min: 7
Max: 28
Ort:Anmeldung auf der Kollaborationsplattform Teams mit Ihrem UZH Account. Im Team "ZI - IT Fort- und Weiterbildungen" finden sie den Kanal Y01-F-49, ihren virtuellen Kursraum für diesen Kurs.
Y01F49 (on Teams)
Dienstag, 16. März 202117:15 - 20:15
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