If you run searches on the same topic using different information providers, it is almost inevitable that a reference may appear two or more times in your Citavi project. Duplicates waste time and space and distract you from your work.
How Citavi Determines If a Reference is a Duplicate
Citavi helps you find and eliminate duplicates. Citavi searches for duplicates according to the following criteria:
- Books with identical ISBN numbers or library accession numbers (these numbers are imported into a hidden field when searching online) will be identified as duplicates unless the year of publication or edition varies.
- For all other reference types or if the ISBN or accession number for a book is unique or missing, Citavi compares the name of the author, the title and the year of publication using the Levenshtein algorithm.
Searching for and Deleting Duplicates
- In the Reference Editor on the References menu, point to Find duplicates and then click Show duplicates only.
- Citavi displays the duplicate references as a selection.
- Compare the references and delete the duplicates.
Table view is ideal for comparing, selecting, and deleting duplicates.