Searching with Wildcards

When you search in a project, Citavi automatically looks for the search term inside words. For example, if you search for glass, Citavi will find glass, glassworks, and fiberglass. To search for the exact search term only, select the Whole word only option.

If you need to truncate within or at the end of a word, you can also use two wildcards:

The asterisk (*) stands for any number of characters in the search term:
s*der finds spider, salamander, stockholder, or solder

The question mark stands for exactly one character (including spaces):
?iger finds Tiger, Eiger and Giger
W??d finds Ward, Wood, Wyld

On occasion you might want to search for a question mark or an asterisk. In order for Citavi to recognize that you want to search for the specific character and do not want to use truncation, you must use a regular expression:

RX_\? finds works that have a question mark in the field you are searching

RX_\* finds works that have an asterisk in the field you are searching