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Kursprogramm des HS18:

Das Programm für das Herbstsemester 2018 ist ab August online. Eine Anmeldung ist ab dem 01.09.2018 möglich.

Citavi: Introduction to Reference Management & Knowledge Organization

Citavi is a Windows-based software program for reference management and knowledge organization that has been licensed by the University of Zürich. Citavi supports students, faculty, and staff during all steps of the research process. You can search for sources in library catalogs and research databases directly from within Citavi. The integrated task planner helps you keep track of what needs to be done by when. To organize your knowledge in Citavi, you can easily apply keywords and categories. In addition, you can excerpt important quotations from individual sources, order them systematically, and combine them with your own thoughts and notes to better structure your project.

Citavi works with Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer and popular LaTeX editors.
During this English-language course you will gain an overview of Citavi's basic features.

  • Requesting a license and installation
  • Overview of program components and features
  • Adding printed and electronic items
  • Searching for sources, organizing your work and formating research papers and projects
  • Working with the Citavi Picker
  • Using the Knowledge Organizer and Task Planner
  • Formatting publications in various citation styles


Intermediate knowledge of English or higher. Basic knowledge of Windows and experience using a word processor.


Students, faculty and staff of the University of Zurich.


Please take this opportunity to share your expectations and your questions about Citavi before the course begins. You can view our short online questionnaire here: Please fill out this questionnaire 10 days before the course.

It only takes 3 minutes but will help ensure we cover what you're interested in learning. Handouts will be distributed during the course.


This course is designed for English-speaking students, faculty, and staff in all disciplines who want an introduction to computer-assisted reference management, those who are thinking of switching from another reference management program, or those who already work with Citavi. Ideally, you will have installed Citavi and tried it out before the course. You can download Citavi Free at no charge at www.citavi.com Mac users can run Citavi with Parallels. This interactive instructional session will include short in-course practice exercises. The functions introduced in the course can later be reviewed in greater detail using short online slideshows.


Kurs WCE 1
Freie Plätze:24
Dauer:1 Tag(e) / 3 Stunde(n)
Kursleitende:Jennifer Schultz
Teilnehmerzahl:Min: 7
Max: 24
Ort:Windows-Schulungsraum der Zentralen Informatik, Rämistrasse 74, Zentrum (rechter Nebeneingang, Erdgeschoss, Tramhaltestelle «Kantonsschule» Nr. 5 oder 9)
Dienstag, 10. Oktober 201717:15 - 20:15
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