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There are numerous tools and software to assist you with screening, risk of bias assessment, and data extraction during your review. Some tools may be more appropriate during different phases of your review. Duke Medical Center Library has an institutional license for Covidence and EndNote can be acquired from Duke OIT.
Citation Management Tools
EndNote (via Duke OIT)
With EndNote, you can: import references directly from multiple databases; organize and manage references; and format bibliographies and manuscripts.
Forest Plot Generator
Evidence Partners provides this forest plot generator as a free service to the research community.
A community-driven, searchable, web-based catalogue of tools that support various tasks within the systematic review and wider evidence synthesis process.
Other Screening & Extraction Tools
Rayyan is a free screening tool with some machine learning capability.
Fee-based systematic review software with some machine learning capability.
From Brown University. Open and free to all. It’s set up to automatically pull in abstracts from NLM using PMIDs. One can also transfer abstracts over from Reference Manager or EndNote. Allows for collaborative screening of abstracts.
EPPI-Reviewer 4 is software for all types of literature review, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, 'narrative' reviews and meta-ethnographies.
Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR)
From AHRQ, SRDR is a tool for extraction and management of data for systematic review or meta-analysis. It is also an open and searchable archive of systematic reviews and their data.
Free open access, machine-learning assisted tool for screening and extraction
Collaborative web-based application that uses machine learning to optimize systematic literature reviews. The free platform supports open access/public projects only. There is a fee to apply privacy settings.
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