Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Libraries
askus Ask us
 

Covidence

Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines the process of conducting a comprehensive literature review.

How to do I create a review?

Creating a review:

Step 1. Sign in to Covidence. From your Covidence homepage, you can open a new review by clicking "Start a new review".

undefined


Step 2. Check "No" for "Are you creating a Cochrane review". Then, add a unique title for your review. This can be changed later.

Note: It is very difficult to switch from a Cochrane review back to the regular Covidence stream. 

undefined


Step 3. Once you've given a unique title to your review, select the institutional account for University of Victoria Libraries.

Note: You are given the option to use a personal account license (limited to one review) or the institutional license. We recommend that you use the UVic institutional account with unlimited reviews.

undefined

Step 4. Finally, click "Create Review". You'll be prompted to invite review collaborators, and then you're ready to go!


Watch this video produced by Covidence titled "Creating a new review in Covidence"

How do I add co-reviewers?

Once a review is created, you will be prompted to add co-reviewers.

Step 1. From the homepage, select the review's title you wish to add co-reviewers to.

Step 2. Click on “Settings” from the review dashboard.

Step 3. On the Settings page, navigate to "Add/remove reviewers" and click on the "Invite another reviewer" to enter the reviewer's first name and e-mail address.

Note: You may invite co-reviewers using a non UVic e-mail address. You may invite co-reviewers at any stage in this process.

undefined
undefined


Watch this video produced by Covidence titled "Creating a New Review and Inviting Co-Reviewers"

Troubleshooting

For more information, please refer to Covidence’s Getting Started support page which includes further detailed information on:

  • Creating a review
  • Getting started with Covidence 
  • Accepting an invitation to join a review
  • Joining an organizational Covidence subscription 
  • Signing in and out of Covidence
  • Inviting reviewers to a review

    Questions?

    Click the “?” icon directly in the Covidence webpage banner (see below). 

    undefined

    E-mail Covidence directly at support@covidence.org, or e-mail a UVic Librarian, mgrenier@uvic.ca.

Creative Commons License
This work by The University of Victoria Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License unless otherwise indicated when material has been used from other sources.