Citavi Tutorial Videos

Citavi 6 Tutorial Videos

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How to start with Citavi

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Citavi in a nutshell (4:19)

This video shows you a complete workflow in Citavi.

Learn Citavi in 20 Minutes

1. Setting up your first Citavi project (3:23)

Learn how to start a new project and how to find your way around Citavi.

2. Adding references to your Citavi project (3:15)

Learn how to add books, journal articles, and webpages to your project and how to generate a list of references formatted in the citation style of your choice.

3. Finding new sources in Citavi (2:06)

Search for new journal articles and books from within Citavi. Also, learn how to work with a group of imported sources.

4. Adding online sources to Citavi (2:29)

Add database results and webpages to your project. Also, learn how to use the Citavi Picker browser extension to quickly add sources to your project.

5. Reading and analyzing in Citavi (3:37)

Read your sources critically. Annotate PDF articles and save quotations, comments, and thoughts which you can later easily insert in your paper or publication

6. Task planning in Citavi (1:52)

Research projects always involve a lot of tasks. Use Citavi's Task Planner to make sure you don't forget anything.

7. Outlining and connecting ideas (2:14)

The Knowledge Organizer gives you a central place for managing your ideas and quotations. Create an outline for your future paper or publication here and then add your ideas and quotations to it.

8. Writing with Citavi and Word (4:48)

Insert your category system into a Word document and then switch to chapter view to stay focused on the references, quotations, and ideas you want to use in a particular section. Citavi automatically formats your citations and bibliography in the style you select.

Citavi Picker

The Citavi Picker in 5 Minutes (5:00)

Learn how to use the Citavi Picker for Firefox and Chrome in just 5 minutes.

The Citavi Picker helps you send information and sources you find online to your Citavi project: websites, books, articles, PDF files, and quotations.

Citavi Word Add-In Basics

1. Avoiding Word Add-In problems (2:05)

Make sure to follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth experience with Citavi's Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2. Getting Oriented (0:42)

Get a feel for where everything is in the Citavi 6 Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2.1 Assigning your project to a document (1:05)

Assign your Citavi 6 project to a Word document so that you can use the Word Add-In.
Don't see the "Citavi" tab in Word? See:

Read more in our manual.

2.2 Selecting a citation style (2:04)

The citation style you choose determines how your citations and bibliography will be formatted.

Switch from in-text citations to footnotes: Video

Read more in our manual.

2.3 Inserting citations and quotations (1:31)

Learn how to insert citations and quotations into your Word document with the Citavi 6 Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2.4 Inserting categories as an outline in Word (1:26)

Insert your category system into Word as an outline and use Citavi's chapter view to stay focused.

Read more in our manual.

2.5 Entering page numbers (2:05)

Enter the page numbers for a quotation in the Citavi 6 Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2.6 Adding additional text to your citations (1:00)

Enter prefixes such as "see", "see also", or "c.f.". Also, enter complex page ranges or a suffix.

Read more in our manual.

2.7 Fixing citations (2:08)

Make changes to already inserted citations in the Citavi 6 Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2.8 Multiple citations (2:04)

Learn how to insert multiple citations as a single citation with the Citavi 6 Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2.9 Using ibid for repeated citations (1:13)

Use a style that inserts "ibid." in the footnotes when the same work is cited twice.

Read more in our manual.

2.10 Options for in-text citations (1:01)

Change how in-text citations are inserted with the Citavi 6 Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

2.11 Inserting knowledge items (1:18)

Insert Citavi knowledge items (quotations, summaries, etc.) in Word.

Read more in our manual.

2.12 Checking knowledge items (1:53)

Double-check your knowledge items before submitting your paper.

Read more in our manual.

2.13 Formatting the bibliography (2:03)

Change the position and formatting in the bibliography you created with the Citavi Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

Learn how to move a bibliography in our manual.

Citavi Word Add-In Advanced

3.1 Change the view (01:02)

View your references by author, keyword, or short title.

3.2 Grouped bibliography (1:23)

Group the sources in your bibliography into different categories, for example, printed and online sources.

Read more in our manual.

3.3 Link and count citations (01:00)

Link your citations to the corresponding entry in the bibliography and view how often you've cited a particular source.

Read more in our manual.

3.4 Switch from in-text citations to footnotes (01:36)

Did you accidentally select the wrong citation style? Convert your in-text citations to footnotes and vice versa with the Citavi Word Add-In.

Read more in our manual.

3.5 Converting footnotes to endnotes (0:50)

Need to use endnotes? Citavi cannot directly insert endnotes into Word, but this video will show you how you can convert your footnotes to endnotes.

Read more in our manual.

3.6 Creating a text-only copy (01:17)

Need a field-free version of your document for submission to a publisher? This video will show you how to convert your Citavi fields to text.

Read more in our manual.

3.7 Importing citations (00:44)

Copy references from a Word document created with another Citavi project into your current project.

Read more in our manual.

3.8 Merging multiple documents (01:24)

Merge two documents containing Citavi Word Add-In citations into one. Or, copy text passages containing Citavi Word Add-In citations from one document to another.

Citavi Word Add-In Frequently Asked Questions

4.1 Help - my bibliography has disappeared! (1:06)

This video shows you what to do if you don't see a bibliography at the end of your Word document.

4.2 Help - “Insert advanced” has disappeared! (0:24)

Want to insert a citation with special options or with page numbers, but the “Insert advanced” button is missing? This video shows you how to display it again.

4.3 How do I change the image caption? (2:04)

Are your image captions appearing in the wrong language? This video shows you how to change them.

4.4 Why do my citations have the letters “a” and “b”? (01:20)

Are you wondering why the letters "a" and "b" are appearing in citations for what should be the same source? Or do you want to know why the letters aren't appearing in alphabetical order? This video can help!

Read more in our manual.

4.5 Why is another bibliography created when I insert a new citation? (0:35)

Is a new bibliography appearing each time you insert a new citation? This video explains what can cause this problem to occur.

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