Citavi for beginners

Citavi supports you in writing your papers: from the search to gathering and organizing all your references and from formatting citations to complete bibliographies. Citavi offers knowledge organization functions that are particularly helpful for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Members of the University of Bern receive a discounted license in the software shop (needs to be renewed on June 1st every year).


The course is aimed at members of the University of Bern. No prior knowledge is required.

Please note: Citavi does not run on a Mac




  • Create your own reference collection, work with text components (citations)
  • Search and import from external sources
  • Manual entry of literature references
  • Insert and format citations in text
  • Compile bibliography

Course administration

Dr. phil. Denis Maier