Searching Research Databases with Citavi

Research databases contain current articles from journals, conference proceedings, and edited books. Although most of these research databases require a subscription, you can often search research databases if:

your organization subscribes to the database

and if your computer is connected to your organization's network. If you are away from the network, you can often connect remotely using a Virtual Private Network connection. Your IT department or system administrator can tell you more about VPN connections.

1 Start Citavi. In the Reference Editor, on the toolbar, click Online search.

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2 If you don't know which databases you have access to, click Autodetect subscribed databases.

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3 Citavi checks larger information providers to see which research databases are licensed by using the IP address.

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4 Select the databases that you want to search from the list of subscribed databases.
Some providers require a login and password as additional authentication. If you have this information, click Add login credentials.

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5 Enter your search terms and click Search.

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6 Click Test so that the provider can authenticate your access. Wait for the message confirming the authentication and then click OK. Start your search by clicking OK.

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7 After the search is finished, click Add to project.

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8 Check your new references. Then, click Cancel selection to see all of the references in your project again.

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See also:

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