Systematic Review Screening Tool Available

Duke Medical Center Library & Archives offers an institutional site license for Covidence!

Covidence LogoWhat is Covidence?
Web-based software platform designed to facilitate the systematic review process. It can also be used for other reviews and evidence synthesis projects. 

What does Covidence do?
 Assists with multiple steps in the systematic review process, including:

  • Importing data from citation management tools like EndNote or databases
  • Screening and selecting studies
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Extracting study data
  • Assessing study quality/risk of bias
  • Exporting data to multiple file types
  • Creating PRISMA flow diagrams

How do I access Covidence?
You can access Covidence by going to the Duke Covidence Sign-Up Page and entering your name and Duke email address.

What if I already have a Covidence account?
If you already have a Covidence account, you may already have access! A quick way to check is to log into your Covidence account and click "Start a new review." You should see an option to use the Duke Medical Center Library account. 

Where can I request help?
There are multiple ways to get help with using Covidence.

  • If you would like a summary of what Covidence does and how it works, check out the Covidence Knowledge Base. It contains many excellent brief tutorials and tips. 
  • If you would like more information on the systematic review process, check out our  Systematic Review guide.
  • If you would like individual instruction or a group instruction session, you can request a consult or class from our Ask a Librarian page.