Search tab

Online search and import

Include keywords: Select this option to include keywords from searches or imported files by default. When you add references to a project, you are always given the option to include or omit keywords.

Include locations: Select this option to include locations from searches or imported files by default. When you add references to a project, you are always given the option to include or omit locations.

Enable direct import: This feature makes it easier to import text files containing search results from websites. When this option is selected, you can import search results directly to a Citavi project when you double-click a compatible file. This feature works with the following file types: RIS, BibTeX, or ENW. Select Enable direct import (recommended) to import lists of references from online searches faster.

Edit credentials for subscription databases

For licensed users, Citavi can remember the login credentials for subscription databases. To delete these credentials, select the database, then click Remove.

ISBN download

This ISBN download feature lets you download the bibliographic information of books from a bookseller or library catalog by simply entering the ISBN numbers of the books. Click Add database or catalog to choose the catalogs Citavi uses for ISBN searches and then use the arrows to set the order they are searched in, with the highest-priority database or catalog first in the list. You should put the library you normally borrow books from at the top of the list.

Include keywords: Select this option to include the keywords applied to books by libraries whose catalogs are selected for ISBN downloads.

Include locations: Select this option to include the location (call number) of books in libraries whose catalogs are selected for ISBN downloads.

Include cover art: Select this option to include cover art when performing an ISBN download. When available, cover art is downloaded from Amazon and the German bookseller Lehmanns Fachbuchhandlung.

Location search

You might want to find whether a book in your project is available at your local library. To do so, select catalogs of libraries you can borrow from. Click Add database or catalog. You can perform the location search on the Tasks & Locations tab, by clicking Find library locations.

Proxy Settings

Do Not Use a Proxy: Select this option if your computer connects to the Internet directly (without a proxy server).

Use Windows proxy settings: Select this option if your computer connects to the Internet through a proxy server configured in the Windows Control Panel: Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > Proxy Server.

Use this proxy: Select this option if your computer connects to the Internet through a proxy server which is not configured in the Windows Control Panel.

Compatibility mode for HTTP 1.0 proxies: Select this option if you connect to the Internet with a proxy server that uses HTTP 1.0. If necessary, ask your network administrator.