Starting Projects

A project is a databse in which Citavi stores the references you add. You can create as many projects as you want. In Citavi Free you can save and edit up to 100 references per project. In licensed versions, there is no limit.

The best project location depends on how you want to work with Citavi:

If you're working on your own or with a small group of people, create a local project.

Larger teams with constantly changing workspaces should use a cloud project.

Larger teams who do not want to save their projects in the cloud should use a server project.

Cloud project advantages

1.Available everywhere
It doesn't matter where you're working – as long as Citavi is installed on your computer and you have an Internet connection, you can access your cloud projects. When you open a project for the first time, Citavi creates a cache copy of the project. This makes it possible to work with the project even when you're not connected to the Internet (for example, in the train). As soon as you're online again, Citavi updates your cloud project.

2.Easy teamwork
You can invite other Citavi users to edit or view your cloud projects.

3.Faster full-text search
You can more easily located desired sections of a PDF file in cloud projects since all attached documents are automatically indexed.

4.Automatic backups
If you're working with a cloud project, you never have to worry about your laptop being stolen, your hard drive failing, or your computer getting a virus.