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Linking the same author under different name

Postby Marcin.Krygier » 2017-08-06 08:53

System information: [ Citavi Version 5.6, Windows 7, English, Firefox 43 or newer, MS Office 2013/365 64Bit, Acrobat 9 ]

Is there a way to link entries in the author list to show that two (or more) different names refer to the same person?
Marcin.Krygier
 

Re: Linking the same author under different name

Postby Sonja_Schwab » 2017-08-06 15:33

Hi Marcin.Krygier,

As far as I know there is no way to link variations of an author's name. What you can do is to merge them into one entry, but then you have to decide which variation of the name you want to use, and this will then be used for all titles associated with the original entries.

Meaning if you have titles from the author Hans Georg Niemand and Hans G. Niemand and you are certain that's really one and the same you can merge the entries (go to menu "Lists" - select "Persons and Organisations" - select the authors which you want to merge and click merge).
Merge_Author.jpg

This of course will overwrite all other variations of the name.

Kind regards
Sonja
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Citavi Expert
 

Re: Linking the same author under different name  Topic is solved

Postby Damien Reddy » 2017-08-07 10:47

Dear Marcin,

Thank you for your inquiry.

As Sonja correctly pointed out, there is indeed no way of registering two names for the same author.

While merging author names is of course possible, it may not be very helpful in terms of allowing your readers to track down the sources you cited. If the cited titles were published under different author names, citing them as such is also the best course of action.

Best regards,
Damien Reddy

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