Citavi is a user-friendly and functional program for literature management and knowledge organization. With Citavi you can centrally save, organize and insert sources and text passages into a manuscript in a matter of seconds.

The Emden/Leer University Library provides all university members with the desktop version Citavi for Windows and the operating system-independent Citavi Web for free use as part of a campus license.

Quick help: Citavi manual↑, Citavi Web

Take a look: Get to know Citavi 6 (Youtube videos)

Citavi Training

Book free appointments online

If there are currently free dates available for a citavi training, these are listed in our booking system “anny”. Simply register directly online.



Request a new appointment

If there are no free appointments available in “anny” at the moment, please contact us. You can request individual appointments on site at the service desk, by telephone or via email. A training course can take place with a minimum of five participants.

Contact your library branch

With Citavi you have the opportunity...

  • to search for literature and save reference information.
  • to take over information from the Internet immediately with the add-on Citavi-Picker.
  • refresh your literature content, take quotes and write down your own ideas and thoughts on the text.
  • to create bibliographies in various citation styles automatically.

Getting started with Citavi

Since the University Library Emden/Leer has taken out a campus license, you can easily request the license data on the following page:

Search in the alphabetical list with "Emden" for University Library Emden/Leer and in the next step enter your personal ID that you received from the University Computing Center (na5000...).

You will be taken to the form where you can create an Citavi account by clicking "Set up now".
You will then receive an email from Citavi with a confirmation code.

operating system



First install Citavi


After starting Citavi, log in to your Citavi account at the top right with your access data.

operating system

Windows, macOS, Linux


You can find the Citavi Web homepage here: Log in to your Citavi account via “My University” using your Citavi access data.

To export references and knowledge elements from Citavi Web to Word, you need the Citavi Assistant.

The Citavi support page contains a list of functions that are still missing in the web version.