Reference management - that is collecting, recording and organising literature, bibliographic data, text passages, notes and summaries - has become an important key qualification in the domain of research methodology in recent years.
Therefore Bielefeld University Library offers free use of the reference management software Citavi to all members of the university (campus license since 2008). This service includes general and subject-specific tuitions and consulting services for the use of the software.
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Step 1: Download and install Citavi Free
Citavi 6 runs on computers with Windows 10, 8, 7 and also on Windows Server 2012
Step 2: Create personal Citavi Account
Please register for a Citavi account. Please note, when you sign-up it is necessary to authenticate as member of Bielefeld University using your university mail address (@ uni-bielefeld.de).
Step 3: Important: Download the configuration file with Bielefeld specifications
Please click on "Save target as" in the context menu with the right mouse button.
If you install this file in Citavi, you will get a default selection of the most important local databases (Bielefeld University Library catalogue and more), so that e.g. call number / class mark are automatically added. Upload the saved file to Citavi by simply clicking on "Import settings" in the "Extras" menu in Citavi. The file must be uploaded in ".csd" format. If the file has a different extension, simply rename it ".csd"