Covidence – new eResource

Covidence Institutional Licence is available NOW!

Covidence is a web-based tool that can simplify the processes of systematic and scoping reviews.

Summary of the features:

Import citations – Covidence works seamlessly with your favourite reference managers like EndNote, Zotero, Refworks, Mendeley or any tool that support RIS, CSV or PubMedXML formats

Screen titles and abstracts – Breeze through screening with keyword highlighting & a lightning quick interface. Covidence keeps full records of who voted and also supports single or dual screeners. You can even do it on your mobile when you have a few spare minutes.

Upload references – Transfer PDFs stored in your reference manager to Covidence in a few clicks.

Screen full text – Decide quickly on studies in full text. Capture reasons for exclusion and any notes so you can resolve any disagreements quickly, with a click of a button.

Create forms – Be in control and stay focussed on your PICO question. Customisable extraction forms means you only spend time extracting what you need. It saves you time and money.

Risk of Bias – Automatically populate your risk of bias tables by highlighting and commenting on text directly in your PDF. No more cut and paste.

Do Data Extraction – Extract data efficiently with a side-by-side view of your customised form and PDF. Then, when you’re done, easily compare your form with other reviewers.

Export – Covidence exports to all the common formats so you can continue your review in your preferred software.


Access to Covidence and instructions for University of Melbourne staff and students is available from the Library’s catalogue.

We would welcome your feedback via on this resource to help us determine if it is worthwhile continuing this subscription 2020 onwards.
On behalf of your Scholarly Services librarians, February 2019.

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