Covidence is Web-based to for managing the review workflow. Tools for screening records, managing full-text articles, and extracting data make the process much less burdensome. Covidence currently is available for Harvard investigators with a hms.harvard.edu, hsdm.harvard.edu, or hsph.harvard.edu email address. To make use of Harvard's institutional account:
To set up a project, go to your account dashboard page and click the 'Start a new review' button. Make sure you choose "Harvard University Libraries" under "which account" on the project creation page.
Rayyan is an alternative review manager that has a free option. It has ranking and sorting option lacking in Covidence but takes more time to learn. We do not provide support for Rayyan.
Citation managers like EndNote or Zotero can be used to collect, manage and de-duplicate bibliographic records and full-text documents but are considerable more painful to use than specialized systematic review applications. Of course, they are handy for writing up your report.
Need more, or looking for alternatives? See the SR Toolbox, a searchable database of tools to support systematic reviews and meta-analysis.