Search and Replace

The Search and replace feature allows you to unify different spellings in your project. For example, you could search for the text "Frankfurt a. Main" and replace it with "Frankfurt a.M." in the Place of publication field. You can also use this feature to delete unwanted text, for example, you can search for "vol" and replace it with nothing in the Volume field.

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  1. On the References menu, click Search and replace.
  2. Enter the term you want to search for in the Search for field.
  3. Leave the Replace with field empty if the term should be deleted or enter the text that should appear instead.


Since Citavi does not have an undo feature, please make sure to create a backup before using search and replace.

The Search and replace feature does not search formattable text fields such as quotations, thoughts, or abstracts. If you want to merge author names, periodicals, series titles, publishers or keywords, use the Merge feature in the corresponding list (see Managing Lists).