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Systematic Reviews in the Health Sciences: Tools

Gain an understanding of systematic reviews, scoping reviews and other evidence synthesis methodologies from start to finish.
Last Updated: May 7, 2024 1:03 PM

NEW Covidence Institutional License

The University at Buffalo Libraries are pleased to announce a new institutional license with Covidence!

Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines the process of conducting evidence synthesis projects. With screening and data extraction tools, Covidence allows research teams to move through these stages more efficiently while tracking and documenting their progress.  

It is available to current University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students. For more information on how to sign up for Covidence, please visit our UB Covidence portal.

Screening Tools

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EndNote

This citation management software is a multipurpose tool for systematic reviews: import references from multiple databases, organize and manage references and ultimately format bibliographies and manuscripts. Free for current UB students, faculty and staff.

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Covidence

Covidence is available to current University at Buffalo faculty, staff and students. Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines the process of conducting evidence synthesis projects. With screening and data extraction tools, Covidence allows research teams to move through these stages more efficiently while tracking and documenting their progress.

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Rayyan

This fee-based systematic review software offers some machine learning capabilities. At this time, the Libraries can only provide very limited support on this tool.

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Distiller SR

Fee-based systematic review software with some machine learning capability. The Libraries does not subscribe to this product and can only provide very limited support.

Literature Search Tools

Project Management

Multipurpose SR Tools

Meta-Analysis Tools

Minimizing Bias

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions provides a definition of non-reporting biases can be minimized by identifying all relevant literature on a research topic (see Table 7.2a).

Grey literature and unpublished negative results