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Systematic Reviews: Covidence and Other Tools

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Jenessa McElfresh
Jenessa McElfresh, MLIS, AHIP
Systematic Review Service Coordinator
Senior Research & Learning Services Librarian
Associate Professor

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Health Sciences Library
877 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN 38163

Covidence and Other Tools

To manage the complex systematic review process, many teams prefer to utilize specialized tools to help facilitate a more organized review. The UTHSC Health Sciences Library provides access to Covidence, a systematic review tool that can be used throughout article screening through data extraction and quality analysis. For more information or for access to Covidence, please email

What is Covidence?

Covidence is the primary screening and data extraction tool for UTHSC authors and their teams conducting systematic reviews. This online, collaborative platform is designed to help perform the following functions to make the review process more more efficient:

  • collect search results 
  • screen abstracts and full text articles
  • complete data extraction 
  • conduct risk of bias assessment 
  • resolve disagreements
  • export data into Excel or other analysis tools

For access and assistance related to Covidence, UTHSC systematic review teams can contact the Systematic Review Service Coordinator for more information.

Other Systematic Review Tools

While the Health Sciences Library provides access to Covidence, there are other systematic review tools that you or your team may need to utilize to conduct the most comprehensive systematic review. These tools include:

To find additional systematic review tools, check out the community-driven aggregator SR Toolbox.

Covidence Tutorials

Streamline your review with Covidence:

Importing Citations Into Covidence from EndNote:

Covidence Title/Abstract Screening:

Covidence Full Text Screening:

Covidence Data Extraction:

Covidence Quality Assessment: