Reference management

Before writing a seminar, a bachelor or master thesis you have to read a lot of literature. A reference management program can help to manage and organize your sources (manuals & tools).

Important functions

  • database of references (add references automatically, annotate PDFs, collect quotations etc.)
  • insert references, quotations, and thoughts you collected  in your text processing program (e.g. with Citavi’s Add-In for Word)

Comparison of Reference Management Software (TU München), also in French

Please note: Some programs offer the possibility to automatically download a lot of documents or to add PDF's. Don't use these functions! Providers recognize this as a systematic download. This is prohibited and leads to the blocking of your access or even the entire campus network.

BTU Campuslicence Citavi for Windows

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