Reference management

Citavi

Citavi is a Windows-based software for reference management with extensive tools for knowledge organization.
The University of Bayreuth provides a Campus license for its members (extended until 31 August 2021), which allows staff and students to use Citavi on two devices (at home and at the work place).

Zotero

Zotero is a free open source reference management tool, which helps to keep track of researched and assessed literature when writing scientific theses. Zotero also facilitates citing considerably. It can be used for the operating systems Windows, Mac OS and Linux and is also suitable for collaborative projects.

Reference management with Citavi

Citavi helps you to:

  • create bibliographies and add citations to your thesis
  • import search results from library catalogues and specialized databases that have been saved as a text file or in the clipboard
  • use the browser add-on Citavi Picker program to evaluate websites and text documents for bibliographic information, graphics and text sections, URLs and screenshots and add them to your personal Citavi libary; to copy the ISBN or highlight text and search in library catalogues and databases
  • update references by adding abstracts, citations, own thoughts, notes, keywords and comments
  • and much more.

Get Citavi

Also make sure to set up the Word add-in and the add-on Citavi Picker for your browser (Firefox/Chrome) and Adobe.

Citavi courses

The University Library regularly holds introductions to Citavi (in German only).

For courses in English, please contact us via email.

Citavi consultation / Skype

Currently, instead of a personal consultation hour on site in the Main Library, we offer a digital consultation hour via Skype. Every Tuesday from 14:00 to 15:00 you can contact us via Skype and discuss individual questions and problems you encounter while working with Citavi. By clicking on the Skype symbol you can reserve a free slot for the consultation hour via an appointment poll. (Please note in the commentary section that you would like the consultation to take place in English.) You will then be sent the link to the Skype meeting.
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Citavi consultation / Zoom

We also offer a consultation hour via Zoom. It also takes place every Tuesday between 14:00 bis 15:00 statt. By clicking on the Zoom symbol you can reserve a free slot for the consultation hour via an appointment poll. (Please note in the commentary section that you would like the consultation to take place in English.) You will then be sent the link to the Skype meeting.
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E-Mail-Support

You can always contact us vie email:         Email the Library's Citavi Support Team

Reference management with Zotero

Zotero is a free open source alternative to Citavi. Additionally, it runs on Windows as well as other operating system (Mac, Linux).

Get Zotero

Download the programme here: https://www.zotero.org/download/. Set up the Zotero Connector (browser add-on) available under the same link.

Zotero courses

In our introduction to working with Zotero we give an overview over the functions of this reference management tool and show you how to work with it when writing your thesis. You will learn how to include bibliographic information in Zotero and how to use it in literature lists and as citations.

Please register for our German Zotero courses on the e-learning plattform Moodle.

We offer courses in English on request. Contact us via email

Contact

Vera Butz, Tel. 0921 / 55 - 3432        Vera.Butz@uni-bayreuth.de