Citavi Web


  • Register for a Citavi account at
  • Important: Your e-mail address of HTW-Berlin (* serves as authentication, registration with a freemailer address (web. de, GMX, Gmail, ...) is not possible.

You can access an existing Citavi account directly at

  • The activation is no longer performed by a license key, but by logging in with username and password from the Citavi account. You can get started right here: Link to Citavi Web
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System Requirements for Citavi Web

Citavi Web lets you work anywhere you have internet, on any operating system, whether it’s Mac OS, Windows, or Linux. All you need is a current browser.

Functions of Citavi Web

In Citavi Web, the main features you know and love from Citavi for Windows are now online in a modern, intuitive interface: reference management, note-taking, outlining, and task planning.

Since project information is saved online, it’s easier than ever before to work in a team, whatever operating system your colleagues are using and wherever they’re located.

The best tool for writing now offers greater compatibility with new add-ons for Word Online. Use the Citavi Assistant to stay organized and quickly insert citations and outlines, quotations, comments, images, and ideas. Citations and a bibliography are inserted automatically in the citation style you choose.

Design and functionality of Citavi Web are presented in an intuitive online environment. Touch screens for mobile work are also supported.

Working with the Citavi Cloud

Citavi Web uses a cloud in which projects are stored. Each user gets a personal storage space of 5 GB.

Please note that personal data or security-relevant information should not be stored in the cloud. The cloud storage service should be used primarily for sharing private data. These are not subject to any restriction by the official data protection officer.

Before sharing data – personal or non-personal – you should always ask yourself if you really want to share it, as the recipient of the data can download it and distribute it in turn.

If only data without personal reference are exchanged or an exchange of public data with personal reference (such as all official data that can be seen from the person search) takes place, this is harmless. Data in the cloud can only be accessed for as long as you are a member of HTW Berlin.