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


Welcome to the Covidence Research Guide at UVic Libraries

This site brings together resources available from UVic Libraries to help connect you with relevant resources for getting started and using Covidence.

Click on the tabs on this page to uncover detailed lists of resources to help answer your questions.  Each tab is comprised of the best sources for finding what you need.

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What is Covidence?

Covidence is a web-based platform that streamlines the process of conducting a comprehensive literature review.
This includes systematic reviews, scoping reviews, meta-syntheses, meta-narratives, and other types of literature reviews.

Covidence improves the efficiency and experience of creating systematic reviews by bundling citation screening, full-text review, risk of bias assessment, extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the exportation of data and references together on one platform. 

Although Covidence is a particularly useful tool within the health sciences, its structure is not exclusive. It is multi-disciplinary and can be used within any academic discipline adopting an evidenced-based practice. 

Introduction to Covidence

Covidence: An Introduction

Watch this 15 minute presentation by Monique Grenier, UVic Science Librarian, discussing what Covidence is and how it is being used by researchers. Monique also presents a seven step overview of the platform’s primary features and ends the presentation with a list of key points that researchers will want to remember when getting started working with Covidence.

Want to skip around to view what interests you most?
Click the icon in the upper left-hand side of the viewer to access a chapter list of the video's main points. 


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