Reference Management Software

Reference management software helps you to collect and manage your references, to add citations to your document and to easily create your bibliography.

The University Library offers consulting services and courses on reference management with Citavi and Zotero.

The campus license for the literature management program Citavi expires on 31 March 2024 and will not be extended due to the current provider conditions.
Further information
Instructions for switching to Zotero (PDF, 394 KB)


In addition to reference management, Citavi offers features to plan tasks and organize knowledge.


The open source software Zotero allows you to save numerous references with a single click, no matter which operating system you use.

The reference management team of the University Library is happy to support you if you have any questions or encounter any problems when using the software and its features when writing your final thesis, doctoral dissertation or another research thesis.

Dr. Philipp Zumstein / Credit: Sebastian Weindel


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