You can use a bar code scanner or scanning pen to quickly enter the ISBN numbers of books and other media.

hmtoggle_plus1 Bar Code Scanner: Symbol CS1504

The Symbol CS1504 bar code scanner from Motorola is a handy product for scanning ISBN numbers. It has an internal memory of around 150 numbers.

hmtoggle_plus1 Bar Code Scanner: Opticon OPN-2001

The Opticon scanner is another handy model similar to the CS1504. Its memory can hold over 5000 bar codes.

hmtoggle_plus1 Bar Code Scanner: Scanndy or SmartScanndy

The Scanndy and SmartScanndy scanners from Panmobil offer larger internal memory than the CS1504.

hmtoggle_plus1 Bar Code Scanner: Other or No Scanner

If you do not own a scanner supported by Citavi, or you are using a scanner that simulates a keyboard (such as most text scanning pens and corded bar code scanners) select Other or no Scanner.

hmtoggle_plus1 Communication: Autodetect

Click Start to automatically detect the Port your scanner is connected to. This can take a couple of seconds.

hmtoggle_plus1 Communication: Port

Though the bar code scanners connect via USB, data transfer occurs through a COM Port. Because your computer may have multiple COM Ports, you can set which one the scanner uses, if you know it. Otherwise, use Autodetect.

hmtoggle_plus1 Clear Scanner Memory after Transfer

Select this option if you want the scanner memory to be cleared once the bar codes have been transferred.