Importing from EndNote
Citavi can import libraries from Endnote version 8 and later. Some reference types (for example, Hearing) are not available in Citavi. Any references without a corresponding reference type will be be given the Unknown reference type.
- In the Reference Editor on the File menu, click Import.
- Select Another reference management program.
- Select EndNote, and then click Next.
- Select the EndNote library you want to import. If you are importing a database created with EndNote X or later, Citavi needs both the .enl file and the EndNote data folder. This folder has the same name as the EndNote library and the extension .data. The data folder does not need to be specified during the import, but it does need to have the same name as and be in the same folder as the .enl file.
- You can manually map the following EndNote fields to Citavi fields: Caption, Custom 1-8, Label, Section, Record Number and Reprint Edition.
- In the Import window that appears, you can choose which references you want to import. To import all the references, click Add to project. To add specific references only, first select the corresponding checkboxes and then click Add to project.
- Select any appropriate import options.
- Click OK to complete the import.
In rare cases, the import will either not complete or after the import Citavi will show that the EndNote library did not contain any data. To import the database, start EndNote, but do not open any library. Then, on the Tools menu, click Recover Library. Select the EndNote library and click Open. EndNote repairs the library and saves it with a new name. Import this file into Citavi following the steps above.
Citavi has most of the same reference types used in EndNote, and several additional ones.
Note: In the table above, "indirect" means that Citavi saves the EndNote reference type under a different name. EndNote reference types that Citavi does not recognize are saved as the Unknown reference type in Citavi.
EndNote groups are imported into Citavi as categories.
The following EndNote fields are imported to the Notes field in Citavi: Author Address, Caption, Label, Reprint Edition, Research Notes, Section, Translated Author, Type of Work/Article (except for a Thesis references), Database Provider