Skip to main content

Systematic Reviews: Managing Search Results

A guide to finding resources for a systematic review in the health and medical sciences

Systematic Reviewing Software

There are several software packages available which provide guidance and management of the systematic review process.

Reference management software (EndNote)

EndNote allows you to:

  • De-duplication of references
  • Easily manage large numbers of references
  • Import references automatically from databases
  • Record details of where the reference was obtained (e.g. database, date, search statement) – Groups & Custom Fields)
  • Record progress of interlibrary loans (ordered/received) – Custom Fields & Smart Groups
  • Annotate/code references for inclusion, exclusion, background – Custom Fields & Smart Groups
  • Export references for screening in a separate tool such as Covidence
  • Create citations & reference lists when writing
  • Create reference lists of papers included/excluded
  • Share your EndNote library with co-authors
  • Conduct a frequency analysis of keywords in your library using Terms List & Subject Bibliography tools to improve the search terms used.

EndNote: Useful Links