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Covidence for systematic reviews and literature searches

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Picture this: You’re working on a systematic review or literature search and you’ve come up with 1,000+ citations. Great! But now what? It takes time to read and select relevant articles, coordinate decision making with your collaborators, and organize your results. When you’re doing a review, this article-screening process can quickly become a daunting task.

But you’re in luck! Through November 2018, Cornell University Library is piloting an unlimited license to Covidence, giving Cornell faculty, students and staff free access to a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews. Covidence makes citation screening easy, and supports many other aspects of the systematic review process like full text review, risk of bias assessment, extraction of study characteristics and outcomes, and the export of data and references.

To learn how to use Covidence, register for our workshop on January 22nd from 9-11am at Mann Library hosted by CUL’s Systematic Review Service. You can start using Covidence any time by signing up with your Cornell email address here, and visit our resource guide for answers to Covidence FAQs.

Have questions about systematic reviews and other forms of evidence and literature synthesis? Interested in learning more about library services that can help you in these tasks? Contact us at, or submit a request form to our Systematic Review Service Team.