How to get rid of "Retrieved from" in references?

Violeta G. shared this question 4 years ago
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I'm sorry if it's something relatively easy to figure out but I've been trying to get the "retrieved from" field to NOT be included in the Word references list, and I can't seem to identify exactly how to do this. I basically want my references to not include that information because it can take a lot of space, and it's not like others will be able to gain anything from it since most of the links in this field refer to my own library's database. So, unless they have the login and password to access my school's library, the link is useless.

I did find this: https://www1.citavi.com/sub/manual6/en/additionalfieldsform.html but it hasn't really helped me because whenever I go to the "more fields" tab it seems to be for a particular reference, not for all of them, which is what I need to edit, and I'm not sure to make out from this page how to not have the "retrieved from" field not ever appear in Word.

Thanks for any help!!

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Dear Violeta,

The formatting of your bibliography depends entirely on your choice of citation style. If you want to stick with your current style, you will likely have to edit it. What style are you using?

Kind regards

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I'm using APA 6th edition. I want the minimum required to show up, not any optional fields. From what I understand certain fields are not necessary, like where the reference was retrieved from, the DOI, or the date it was accessed, etc. I did start to suspect it may be a matter of editing the style, but the software made such a big deal about "going there" to edit it that I decided to avoid it in favor of making absolutely sure that is what is required. Do you by any chance have a "brief" APA 6 style for download that includes only the necessary fields, given that it's a relatively popular style? I would rather not edit it and mess anything up, however, I also don't want to include fields in my references that don't absolutely need to be there.


Thanks!!

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Hello Violeta

Please follow these steps to remove "retrieved from":

https://www.screencast.com/t/p7fTdLE4n3Qm

If you are looking for a minimalist style you may find in "Springer Vancouver (Author Date)" the desired one.

Regards,

Peter

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Well that's not too difficult at all, thank you so much! Did you record that just for me? I feel special :). I appreciate the help!

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I did, Violeta :-)

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Hello dear Citavi Team,

during the writing of my master thesis, I stumbled across a similar problem. In my bibliography books, and edited parts of books add the field "retrieved from" even though there is no source connected to it. I tried to edit it over the steps shown in the video but when looking at the applied fields, it says that "retrieved from" is not there. I included a screenshot, so that you know what I mean.

I would be so glad if someone could help me with this issue :)

Thanks in advance and kind regards!

Max

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