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Systematic Reviews: A How-To Guide

Overview of systematic review steps and resources to assist researchers conducting reviews

Management and Software Tools

Systematic review management software tools are specifically tailored to the needs of systematic review teams.
These tools can help with data extraction, performing a meta-analysis, tracking team progress, and facilitating communication between members. As indicated below, some of these suggestions are fee-based while others are free. You should also keep in mind that not every tool is appropriate for every kind of synthesis or review.

Note: The University of Victoria holds an institutional license for the web-based software, Covidence, and encourages its researchers to use the platform. Contact UVic science librarian, Monique Grenier at, for a consultation. 

Management and Software Review Articles

Can't decide what management tool to use? 
Consult the following scholarly articles for comparisons on the above mentioned tools and to see which tool fits your research team's needs best.

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