Importing a BibTeX File

BibTeX format is a common format used for bibliographic data. Citavi can import and export bibliographic information in BibTeX format. A typical BibTeX entry looks like this:

@book{Handke.2006,

year = {2006},

title = {The virtual linguistics campus: Strategies and concepts for successful e-learning},

address = {M\"unster},

publisher = {Waxmann},

isbn = {978-3-8309-1689-5},

editor = {Handke, J\"urgen and Franke, Peter}

}

Importing a BibTeX File

Many web-based databases support direct export to Citavi. See Importing references in a standard format.

If you have a BibTeX file (with the .bib file name extension) on your computer already, double-click it to start the import or drag it into the navigation pane in the Reference Editor.

Field mapping

RIS

Citavi


Internal key name (pattern)

Internal field name

Display name

book

Book

Book

collection; collectededition

BookEdited

Edited book

conference; proceedings

ConferenceProceedings

Conference proceedings

inbook; incollection; inproceedings

Contribution

Contribution in [Edited book; Collected work; Conference proceedings]

article; periodical

JournalArticle

Journal article

masterthesis; phdthesis; thesis

Thesis

Thesis

online; www

InternetDocument

Internet document

patent

Patent

Patent

booklet; techreport; unpublished

UnpublishedWork

Report or Gray Literature

manual; misc

Unknown

Unknown

Field Mapping

When you import a BibTeX file to Citavi, the fields are mapped as follows (example for the Unknown reference type):

BibTeX

Citavi

abstract

Abstract

urldate

AccessDate

author

AuthorsFullName

key

BibTeXKey

timestamp

CreatedBy

doi

Doi

edition

Edition

editor

EditorsFullName

comment

Evaluation

id

ImportID

isbn

Isbn

isbn

Isbn

keywords

Keywords

language

Language

lccn

LocationCallNumber

file2

LocationElectronic

mendeley-tags

LocationElectronicNotes

note

Notes

type

Notes

howpublished

Notes

annote

Notes

month

Notes

owner

Notes

number

Number

url

OnlineAddress

organization

Organizations

institution

Organizations

school

Organizations

pages

PageCount

issn

PeriodicalIssn

journal

PeriodicalName

address

PlaceOfPublication

publisher

Publishers

series

SeriesTitle

subtitle

Subtitle

content

TableOfContents

title

Title

volume

Volume

year

Year