Have you taken a look at Citavi yet? It’s a reference management and knowledge organization program that’s been in use in the German-speaking world for some time, and an English-language version has just been released. The publisher, Swiss Academic Software, notes that these characteristics set Citavi apart from other bibliographic management softwares:
- Citavi helps with all research tasks, from searching for sources to excerpting quotations, creating outlines, and planning tasks, all the way to creating a formatted publication.
- Citavi is especially well-suited to inexperienced university students, since it guides them through the entire academic research process.
- Citavi offers comprehensive online search and import options. Over 4000 research databases and library catalogs can be searched from within Citavi.
Want to take a look? Good news: you can download Citavi Free here, for, well, free (Citavi Free has all the features of Citavi Pro, with the one limitation that you can only save 100 references in a project). I’d love to hear your thoughts about it; I’m always on the lookout for good, better, and best reference management software.
More as it happens,