Literature management with Citavi

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Create a Citavi account here ( using your UDE mailing adress. Your license key is available there. Open Citavi Windows and enter your access data for the Citavi account. This makes Citavi Windows unrestricted available to you.  Now the application has unlimited capacity and also allows teamwork for small teams in a local network or in the Citavi Cloud.

  • Desktop für Windows (7 and higher), Citavi Cloud
  • multilingual surface
  • Teamwork on a shared space on the UDE fileserver or in the Citavi Cloud
  • Please note: For data protection reasons, we recommend storing sensitive project data locally instead of in the Citavi Cloud. Please note the privacy policy and the user agreement that you agree to when creating your Citavi account.
  • You can use Citavi on a Macintosh with Parallels or Boot Camp.
  • Imortant: Please do not automaticly sync with a cloud (Sciebo, Dropbox, OneDrive...) while working with your project in Citavi.
  • manage your citations, quotations, commentations and own ideas  complete with references
  • cite with mouse click
  • export the hierarchic text structure to your word processing program
  • plan your tasks
  • search for locations
  • grouped bibliographies
Insert citations
UDE specific
Output Styles

Historisches Institut

Institut für Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen
 (Prof. Böhm)

Institut für Straßenbau

Lehrstuhl für Internationale Rechnungslegung
 (Prof. Dr. Kasperzak)  (Stand: 2018)

Medizin (neue Ausführungsbestimmungen Stand: 4/2018)

Medizinmanagement (Leitfaden Version 9, 2019)

MSM F1 (Fußnotenstil, Leitfaden Stand: Okt. 2018)

MSM F2  (textinternes Zitat, Leitfaden Stand: Okt. 2018)

PIM (Prof. Dr. Zelewski alter Leitfaden)

PIM (Prof. Dr. Zelewski Leitfaden Version 41)


Save the file (right click > Save target as...; let the file name end with .ccs and choose all files as file type; Chrome: open the file before saving it ) in the directory Custom Citation Styles (usually located in C: \ Users \ username \ My Documents \ Citavi 6 \). You find the style immediately in the list of citation styles in Citavi and the Word Add-In.

If you find any deviations from the citation rules in the respective guide in the adapted styles, please let us know. We will be happy to assist you with any adjustments to your citation style, write to us:


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