If you want to search a library catalog or database from within Citavi, and it's not available, please request it! There are two ways to proceed:
1. Let us contact the library or database provider
Use this form
to first make sure the catalog or database isn't already in Citavi. If it's not found, the form will give you the opportunity to enter the information we need to make the proper inquiries. We will keep you informed on progress.
Advantage: Less work for you.
Disadvantage: Even if many customers request a catalog or database, the library or database provider only gets one request from us, making it impossible for them to gauge demand or urgency.
2. Contact the library or database provider for us
Contact the library or database provider yourself and ask them to make their catalog or database searchable from within Citavi. Here is a sample note:
To whom it may concern:
As a user of your catalog/database, I would like to be able to search it from within the Citavi reference management program. Click here to learn more: www.citavi.com
Please consider allowing Citavi to communicate directly with your catalog/database. You can contact the makers of Citavi to find out what they need to implement it: http://service.citavi.com/KB/a340/requesting-a-catalog-or-database-as-a-provider.aspx
Thank you for considering this request, for your efforts, and for keeping me informed on its progress.
Advantage: The library or database provider lets you know right away if they will grant access to Citavi, and requests from their own customers let them gauge demand better.
Disadvantage: You need to find out who to contact and then write them.
The following online resources cannot be added to the online search feature in Citavi:
- Meta-search engines (such as the Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog). Most libraries in meta-search engines are already in Citavi or can be added
- Lexical databases
- Databases from DeGruyter