Reference Management with Citavi

The citation software helps you to:

  • import citations from databases and websites, save and export them
  • build and organize bibliographies
  • form citations for papers
  • take notes on articles and save them in your collection of citations
  • save and organize PDFs, screenshots, graphs, images, and other files for your research

The larger the literature part of your work (seminar work, Bachelor's or Master's thesis), the more valuable is a reference management system.

Geisenheim University has licensed the reference management system Citavi for their members.

The library offers an introduction to the extensive programme.

Duration:     ca. 60 min
Appointments:  By arrangement. Groups prefered.
Contact:  Marion Elzner (Marion.Elzner(at) and Stefanie Blum (Stefanie.Blum(at)

Download and license

Citavi can be downloaded and installed by everyone without registration or charge.
The Citavi free verion allows you to magage up to 100 references.

Download Citavi Free

Do you have to manage more than 100 references?
For students and staff of Geisenheim University we offer a licence for the Reference-Management-System Citiavi.
To recieve a licece key please create your citavi account with your - or ...@ - email address.

! Please note !

Citavi runs under Windows only. If you are using a Mac or Linux, you can use another reference management software.
An overview can be found here

Library settings

For an uncomplicated access to our databases and to find full texts more easily, we have prepared the appropriate settings in Citavi for you.

Download the settings file of the university Geisenheim and copy it to your Citavi installation.
Your personal settings will not be overwritten by this but complemented.

1. Download the zip file and unzip it.
2. Start Citavi.
3. Select the menue item 'Tools' and the command 'import or export settings'.
4. Select the Import option.
5. Click Browse to select the settings file and click Next.
6. Select the settings you want to transfer.
7. Click Finish.

Citavi - training, manual, support

On the Citavi webpage you can find a detailed manual, FAQs, a comprehensive forum and more:

First Steps

Citavi Manual

Citavi Support

We offer trainings:

Marion Elzner
Phone +49 6722 502 268

Stefanie Blum
Phone +49 6722 502 267

Your contact persons for Citavi

Marion Elzner
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Marion Elzner
Building 5911
Room 2.08
Phone +49 6722 502 268
Marion.Elzner(at) Details
Stefanie Blum
Dipl.-Online-Journalistin (FH) Stefanie Blum
Building 5911
Room 2.09
Phone +49 6722 502 267
Stefanie.Blum(at) Details