Queen’s University Library subscribes to an institutional subscription to Covidence. This software will make the research review process more time and cost-efficient.
Please note that Covidence training is available in a variety of formats including:
Video and webinar topics range from Covidence 101 (for getting started), to step-by-step videos and webinars for screening, full text retrieval, data extraction, etc., and more!
For additional information, or if you prefer reading to videos and webinars, check out the help/support articles available in Covidence's knowledge base.
Covidence is a web-based software platform that streamlines the production of systematic reviews and other research reviews that require screening citations and full text, assessing risk of bias, or extracting study characteristics and outcomes.
Key features of Covidence are:
To join the Queen’s University institutional license:
Note: screenshots for the instructions provided below can be found on the Queen's institutional information page of the Covidence Knowledge Base.
To start a new review using the Queen’s University institutional license:
Reviews created using the Queen’s University institutional account will be visible to Covidence subscription administrators at Queen’s University Library. Reviews created using your personal account are only visible to you.
Covidence automatically detects and removes duplicate references when you import citations and abstracts from multiple databases. While you can review the duplicates identified and override any duplicate decisions, this is not a necessary part of the Covidence workflow because the deduplication algorithm performs so well.
See the research evidence here:
McKeown S, Mir ZM. Considerations for conducting systematic reviews: evaluating the performance of different methods for de-duplicating references. Systematic Reviews. 2021 Dec;10(1):1-8.