Reference management under OS X and Linux

Citavi is a Windows only application. The publisher is currently working on a platform-independent web version.

Citavi on the Mac

On Apple devices, Citavi can only be used if you install Windows on your Mac.

Citavi on the Mac - A Guide

Citavi under Linux

Under Linux, Citavi 3.4 can be run with Wine. It is not necessary to install Windows. Please note: the current version, Citavi 4.X, will not work on Linux.

Citavi under Linux - A Guide [German only]


For Linux and Mac, we recommend using alternative, free reference management software such as Zotero, Mendeley, Qiqqa, Colwiz, EndNote Basic, JabRef or BibDesk (for Mac only). Click here for an overview of various reference management programmes with their pros and cons.

In our class entitled "Web-based Reference Management" (Webbasierte Literaturverwaltung), we provide an introduction to Zotero.

In our class with the Fachschaft WIAI entitled "Reference Management with LaTeX" (Literaturverwaltung mit Latex), we provide an introduction to JabRef.