Citavi is a reference management software program that is produced by Swiss Academic Software in Wädenswil, Switzerland. It was originally released in 1995 as 'LiteRat', before being redeveloped and renamed as Citavi in 2003. Citavi is widely used in Germany and many German-speaking universities have site licenses for Citavi.
Citavi includes standard features which allow you to find, store and organise references, as well as insert citations and generate bibliographies in documents, in many different styles.
Other Citavi features include:
Citavi is compatible with:
There are three editions of Citavi:
The University of Melbourne does not currently have a site license for Citavi, however, you can use Citavi Free which is free of charge, allows projects of up to 100 references, is otherwise fully-featured, and does not expire.
If you wish to purchase Citavi, there is special pricing for personal use and for students.
You can then search for items in the University of Melbourne Library catalogue, by author, title or all fields, and download the references directly into Citavi.
You can then select any reference in your Citavi project and search for the full text by selecting the menu options:
References > Check availability and find full text > Check availability with OpenURL
The 'Source it @ Melbourne' webpage for that reference will then open in a web browser, listing the availability of the item in databases available through the University of Melbourne Library, along with links to search for the item in the library catalogue and to request it via interlibrary loan.