Reference Management Software Citavi

Citavi is a Windows-based reference management software that supports you during all steps of academic writing. The RPTU provides a campus license for Citavi. Members of the university can use the program free of charge.

With Citavi you can...

  • collect citations – use the Citavi Picker to quickly add monographs, internet sources, journal articles and other documents via ISBN or import function  to Citavi
  • search for literature – seach databases and library catalogs and import results to Citavi
  • organize your work – schedule taskes and create task lists
  • find literature – search for electronic full texts or location in libraries
  • attach PDF files – save PDF full texts to a reference in Citavi
  • organize your knowledge - record citations and thoughts and organize them into a category system, record tables of contents and abstracts
  • find citation styles – select from more than 11,000 citation styles the one which is appropriate for your publication
  • write research papers –insert references and citations into your own work with one click and automatically create reference lists


You can get Citavi from the RHRK website.

There you can download the program and activate the campus license.
A web version is also available for operating systems such as MAC OS or Linux, which is included in the campus license until the end of 2022.

Introduction to Citavi: This course introduces the essential functions of the reference management software, including importing and managing references, applying citation styles and creating publications.

Advanced course: This course is designed for all people who have already worked with Citavi and want to increase their knowledge. The focus is on creating reference lists and modifying citation styles.

All provided courses and the possibility to register can be found here.