Importing References in a Standard Format

Many online databases let you export your results in a standard format, such as BibTeX, RIS, and EndNote Tagged.

Getting StartedGetting started: importing search results

Please note:

Citavi can import a file downloaded through a Web browser automatically if it has one of the following file name extensions: .ris, .ovd, .bib, or .enw. Automatic import will not work if the online database uses another extension such as .asp or .txt. Citavi cannot register those extensions because they are generic. For files with those extensions, as well as when running Citavi from a USB flash drive, download the search results file to your computer and begin the import manually. To start an import manually, in the Reference Editor click File > Import.