Your Knowledge

We have the know-how

Citavi is the market leader for German-speaking universities and research institutions with ties to the private sector.


You reap the benefits

Search for sources, evaluate articles, save your quotations and thoughts, create publications, handouts, reference list, and task lists - alone or in a team. Citavi makes it easy.


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Why Citavi?

Your library, searchable from every desk

Your organization's library can quickly be added to Citavi. Just scan or type in the ISBN numbers. Citavi does the rest.


Manage PDF files

Citavi imports PDFs and automatically searches for corresponding bibliographic information online.


Over 4000 resources

With Citavi you can search in freely available and subscription databases and in the world's best library catalogs.


Citations and reference lists with a mouse click

The Citavi Word Add-In helps you cite properly in the style of your choice. To create a list of current literature, you just need a couple of clicks.


Share knowledge in a team

Team members can work on multiple projects with reading or editing privileges for each project. This lets you share the work of adding information to a project, evaluating and analyzing texts, and formatting your findings to share with others.


Protect your knowledge

Citavi does not save any information online — all information stays within your organization, either on a local network drive or on an SQL database server. Off-site team members can use VPN to access projects. Information can be exported in many different formats at any time.


We make it easy for you

Citavi is simple to master and can be viewed in seven languages. Personal support in English and German is free of charge when you purchase a Citavi license.
There are no annual fees, and all updates are free.

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What Our Users Have to Say

In August 2014 we asked over 1,300 users why they use Citavi:

"With Citavi I can work
more efficiently and in
a more organized way."

"Citavi has saved me a great deal of time."

"Using Citavi gives me greater confidence when
completing research projects."

81% say: 'With Citavi I can work more efficiently and in a more organized way.' 70% say: 65% say:

Legend: yes Yes

Legend: no No

Legend: Not sure Not sure


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Companies Use Citavi

Citavi has impressed our team with its myriad possibilities. The program is simply amazing – and the user-friendly design adds to the appeal. Special thanks to the Citavi support team.

–  Beatrice Fluri, Kenta Biotech AG, Bern  

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aleo Solar AG – AlzChem AG – AIT Austrian Institute of Technology – BMW Group – Careum Foundation – Daimler AG – Ecofys Germany GmbH – EADS – Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – Geologischer Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen – DAAD – Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf – Holzforschung Austria – iFQ, Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung – Kenta Biotech Ltd. – Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe – Medos Medizintechnik – P3 aviation – Probiodrug – TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik – Weinmann Medical Technology – view more…


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A Partner Others Recommend

Swiss Academic Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner. For the renewal of our certification we were asked to invite our site license customers to take part in a customer satisfaction survey:

“Based on your experience, how likely would you be to recommend Citavi - Swiss Academic Software GmbH to a friend or colleague looking for technology products, services, and/or support?”

100% of respondents said that they would recommend us

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