Citavi : bibliographic and reference management

Short courses
On-site courses


  • Creating your Citavi project
  • Organize and manage your references with Citavi
  • Feed its database with new references through different exports: DOI, PDF, websites,…
  • Cite its bibliographic references with Citavi and publish documents with Word, articles containing bibliographic references
  • Exchange and share one’s references and knowledge items


  • Comfortable with computer tools. Basic internet navigation, database navigation.

Learning and technical resources

  • Sessions with the trainer
  • Educational materials in digital format
  • Concrete case studies
  • Theoretical presentations
  • Dedicated digital training platform (LMS)


  • Training evaluation forms
  • Regular alternation between theory and practice

Outcomes & skills expected

  • Basic software proficiency
  • Create an article with integrated bibliographic references, knowledge items, and annotations
  • Integrate various new references and attachments into the software
  • Share references with collaborators



  1. Introduction to Citavi: theoretical presentation (30 min)
  2. Starting with Citavi: Discovering the interface and working on a project (create, open, save), Collaborating with Citavi: applied exercises (1h30)
  3. Feeding the project : Adding references (manually, automatically), Searching and then inserting references (from Citavi, from the Internet, with the Picker) : concrete exercises with imports of different document formats, browsing the Internet to search for new documents (1h30)
  4. Organize and plan : Structure and sort your references (ranking, filter, table) , Search in your project (in references and full text), Modify your references (fields, linked documents, keywords, evaluation), Plan your work (tasks) : presentation and practical exercises, case study (1h)
  5. Enriching with knowledge elements: using the knowledge organizer, working on one’s PDFs (annotations), Adding thoughts to the project, Linking an article and its review: applied exercises (1h30)
  6. Exploiting your project: Using citation styles Exporting references (clipboard, text file, spreadsheet, via email) Creating a project bibliography Writing documents with Word theoretical presentation and practical application (1h)


7 hours
Engineers, researchers, doctors, doctoral students of all disciplines Scientists, students, documentalists, all persons wishing to manage their bibliographic references
8 people maximum
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