What Information Must Be Entered for Complete Citation?

Eugene W. shared this question 5 months ago
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Is there a way to know whether or not I have entered all the information required to create a complete citation? The reference contains many field which are apparently unnecessary so it is difficult to tell which ones are required for a complete footnote.

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Hello Eugene,

As a rule of thumb, you can say that the data in Citavi always requires you to answer these questions:

Who (author) has published

what (title)

when (year)

where (publisher, place of publication / journal name, volume, pages / URL).

Some citation styles have additional requirements. So I can only answer your question conclusively if you tell me which citation style you want to use.