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Grouping Overlapping Themes and Ideas

PostPosted: 2018-01-19 05:32
by iara
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Is there an efficient method in Citavi to combine overlapping ideas found in multiple texts? I know that quotations are stored in relation to the reference they are taken from, so they cannot be combined. But I presume other users must want to condense multiple quotations into one statement prior to importing the text into Word.

He is a very simple example of what I want to do:

Author 1: Water from melting snow increase nutrients and moisture in dry areas.

Author 2: A snow pack acts as a temporal water storage in tundras.

Core Statement: Snow benefits areas that are otherwise moisture limited (Author 1; Author 2).

Rather than import quotations into Word separately, I want to create a common core statement that can be linked to their sources. Then, when I import the core statement into Word I know which sources relate to the statement.

Is there an efficient way to do this? How are others working with themes and ideas rather than individual quotations?


Re: Grouping Overlapping Themes and Ideas  Topic is solved

PostPosted: 2018-01-22 11:38
by Damien Reddy

Thank you for your inquiry.

Currently it is only possible to link a knowledge item to a single reference. You could, however, add a reference to another title within or at the end of a given knowledge item. After you insert it via the Word Add-In, use it to look up the other title in Word’s Citavi tab and insert it as well, to create a multiple citation.

It would be convenient to have both titles linked to the same category. Once you’ve inserted all titles, you can delete the reference to them from your knowledge item.

Kind regards,

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Re: Grouping Overlapping Themes and Ideas

PostPosted: 2018-01-24 06:11
by iara
Thanks, Damien. I will try that.