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Systematic Reviewing Software
There are several software packages available which provide guidance and management of the systematic review process.
Access to the JBI Sumari Data Extraction Tool
The System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI) is the Joanna Briggs Institute's premier software for the systematic review of literature. It is designed to assist researchers and practitioners in fields such as health, social sciences and humanities.
The Covidence software produced by Cochrane is highly respected and available for individual subscription through their website. Covidence is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors, streamlining the production of standard intervention reviews. No free access.
EPPI-Reviewer 4 is software for all types of literature review, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, 'narrative' reviews and meta-ethnographies. EPPI-Reviewer 4 is developed and maintained by the EPPI-Centre at the Social Science Research Unit of the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
Reference management software (EndNote)
Reference management software such as EndNote can be used to store, manage, organise, search and reference literature found during the search portion of the systematic review
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.
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