As you read, critically appraise your selected sources and make detailed notes for each article.
Overwhelmed by the amount of reading? In the following 15-minute podcast, a graduate student shares tips for reading a large volume of literature.
A synthesis table or matrix is a useful tool for organizing information and makes it easier to write the review. The following 8-minute video demonstrates how to construct a synthesis table.
Rayyan is an online tool that can be used to screen and codes studies for a systematic review. Rayyan offers free accounts for early systematic review researchers, and paid accounts with added features for students and professional researchers.
Abstrackr is a free, open-source, web-based tool for uploading and organizing literature search results for a systematic review. Provides the ability for research teams to screen and organize abstracts in one place.
SysRev provides free basic accounts for users looking to use machine earning to optimize systematic reviews. Can be used for article screening and data extraction, and offers a premium subscription for additional analytics and administration tools.
CADIMA is a free, web-based tool that supports the documentation of systematic reviews and other review types. Provides automated duplicate removal and bulk uploads of PDFs along with detailed documentation of the review process.
DistillerSR offers subscription-based, automated support for various types of reviews, including systematic reviews. Pricing tiers include student, faculty, and research team subscriptions, and require a minimum of a 3-month commitment.
The Systematic Review Toolbox is a free search platform for tools that can be used to support various stages of the systematic review process. Includes tools for protocol development, screening, data extraction, and quality assessment.