Importing References in a Nonstandard Format
At first glance, some online resources appear to offer search result downloads in a standard format. After unsuccessfully trying to import the file, you may find that the data in the file does not conform to the standard. Other online resources might only export information in their own format. In both cases, you must use a custom import filter.
- Perform your search and save the search results file to your computer.
- In Citavi on the File menu, click Import and then select Text file.
- Click Add import filter.
- Type the name of the online resource in the Name field, for example International Medieval Bibliography.
- Select the filter you want, click Add, and then click Next.
- Select the file you saved in step 1 and click Next.
- Select the references you want to import and click Add to project.
Hint: On rare occasions, an online resource may offer export to a standard format, but when importing to Citavi, the results are unsatisfactory. If you open the exported search results in a text editor and compare it to the standards for the format, you may find that there are minor deviations from the standard, such as differing structure or missing fields. We suggest that you contact the provider of the online resource and let them know — they are usually eager to fix problems.