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 Zotero.

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


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


Einführung in die Literaturverwaltung mit Zotero (18 April 2024, 1:45–2:45 p.m., via Zoom, in German)

Literaturverwaltung mit Zotero für Fortgeschrittene (11 April 2024, 1:45–2:45 p.m., via Zoom, in German)

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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