Freely Available Resources

Research databases, library catalogs, and bookseller catalogs are some of the most important resources you can use to search for scholarly information.

Many bibliographic databases are restricted to subscribers. Colleges, universities, companies and other organizations buy subscriptions to provide their users access to subscription databases. User authentication is used to verify that you are entitled to access. See Searching Subscription Databases for more information.

To get started, we recommend adding the following online resources:

hmtoggle_plus1 Selecting Online Resources for Online Search

  1. In the Reference Editor on the toolbar, click Online search.
  2. Click Add database or catalog.
  3. Use the search fields to narrow the list of online resources:
    • If you know the name, enter it in the Name field.
    • To restrict the list to databases from a specific information provider, select it from the Provider menu.
    • To restrict to a subject area, select it from the Subject area menu.
  1. Select the checkboxes of the online resources you want to add, then click Add.
  2. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have selected all the information sources that interest you.
  3. Click Search.

Hint: If the online resource you are looking for isn't available in Citavi, you can suggest that we add it. Please send us your request.

hmtoggle_plus1 Removing Online Resources

  1. In the Reference Editor on the toolbar, click Online search.
  2. Select the checkbox next to the name of the online resource you want to remove.
  3. Click Remove in the toolbar.