This training develops software skills (CITAVI) needed to plan and manage effectively large academic projects (assignments, research projects, grants, and dissertations).

CITAVI software improves productivity, gives students more control over their projects, helps conquer information overload and writer’s block, improves the quality of academic projects. It is a better and faster way of writing academic projects.

Delivery: online training via Zoom or MS Teams

Price: £100 for 2hrs training with Dr. Bernard Parniewicz


I will show you how to undertake a literature search, organize PDFs and books, read and evaluate sources, collect and organize notes, evaluate evidence, outline a project and assign tasks, outline paragraphs, read effectively and critically, integrate notes into writing, organize arguments, synthesize and analyze sources, reference sources, produce the first draft, present the project.

Additionally, I can provide advice, feedback on different aspects of your project. I usually work with students in the areas of education, educational psychology, language education, early childhood education, TESOL, bilingualism, linguistics, social sciences, psychology, and public health, among others). However, if your academic project does not fall into one of the fields above, you’re still most welcome to get in touch with me and I’ll let you know if I can help.


CITAVI is a professional tool for researchers and students. The heart of CITAVI is the knowledge organizer. It simplifies academic reading, annotating PDFs, collecting notes (citations, comments, thoughts, quotations). It allows you to place all your notes with one click into the structure of your project. It attaches automatically references in a chosen style to your notes. With CITAVI you will never lose the track of your documents, books, websites, references, annotations, and notes.

Within the reference manager, you can search for the resources you need to write your project. CITAVI gives you access to hundreds of search databases and catalogs (e.g. Elsevier, Pro­Quest). You can also drag and drop a folder of a file from your computer. CITAVI automatically creates references for your documents using one of 6000 citation styles. CITAVI has also a build-in tool (so-called Picker) to collect information from the Web. You can use the Picker with all popular browsers (e.g. Chrome and Firefox). When you find an interesting website/PDF/picture, the Picker saves them in CITAVI and attaches appropriate references.

The task planner allows you to assign tasks to specific PDFs, books. You will never forget to read or re-check your sources. CITAVI has also add-ons for Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and LaTeX. They allow to insert citations from CITAVI without leaving the text processor. Finally, CITAVI allows you with one click to compile a Microsoft Word file with the structure of your project, notes, citations, and bibliography.

CITAVI is the only academic productivity tool that supports the entire research and writing process.









Creating a Project

1 Creating a Local Project
2 Creating a Cloud Project
3 Creating a Server Project

Adding References
4 Adding a Book by Hand
5 Adding a Contribution in an Edited Book
6 Tips for Names of Persons
7 Linking a File to a Reference
8 Adding a Book by ISBN Number
9 Adding Multiple Books by ISBN Number
10 Selecting Catalogs for ISBN Download
11 Importing PDF Files

Searching Online
12 Searching Library Catalogs with Citavi
13 Searching Research Databases with Citavi
14 Importing Results from Online Databases
15 Importing Search Results with the Picker
16 Adding a PDF File with the Picker
17 Adding a Webpage with the Citavi Picker
18 Adding Books by ISBN with the Picker

Planning Your Work
19 Planning Tasks
20 Printing a Task List
21 Selecting Catalogs for Location Searches
22 Finding Library Locations
23 Finding Full Text

Organizing Knowledge
24 Applying Keywords
25 Adding Abstracts and Tables of Contents
26 Evaluating a Reference
27 Adding Notes
28 Documenting Relationships
29 Adding Quotations by Hand
30 Annotating PDF Files
31 Copying Quotations from Webpages
32 Adding Image Quotations
33 Creating Categories
34 Organizing References by Category
35 Sorting Quotations and Thoughts
36 Saving Quotations and Thoughts as a Compilation

Formatting a Publication
37 Making a Selection
38 Creating a Simple Project Bibliography
39 Creating a Grouped Project Bibliography
40 Printing an Annotated Project Bibliography
41 Changing Citation Styles
42 Creating a Publication with Word
43 Creating a Publication with LaTeX

Navigating and Searching
44 Navigating within Your Project
45 Quick Search within a Project
46 Advanced Search within a Project

Editing Projects
47 Managing Lists
48 Moving or Copying References
49 Backing Up Your Projects
50 Restoring a Project from a Backup
51 Deleting Projects