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Covidence: PubMed

A guide to using Covidence, a screening and data extraction tool for conducting systematic and other reviews.

Importing References from PubMed

Perform a search in PubMed.  

Check the boxes to the left of each citation you wish to export to Covidence. Select the Save button. If you select Save without checking any boxes, you will have the option to save the entire set.  

Select the PubMed format, then click on Create File.

The is a screenshot of the Save citations to file option within PubMed. After running a PubMed search, you can click on the Save button and then choose the PubMed format option. Then hit the Create File button to save your results to a file that can, in turn, by uploaded into Covidence.

Login to Covidence and select your review. Select Import References.

Select the area within your review that you want the citations to be placed such as Screen or Full text review.

This is a screenshot of the Import References step within a Covidence review. You can choose which step in the review process you want your imported citations to go to. In this example, we are sending them into the Screen stage by selecting that option from  within the dropdown menu.

Click Choose File and select the file you downloaded from PubMed. Click the Import button again.

The references have now been imported into your review, and you can begin screening by selecting the Continue button.

This a screenshot depicting one of the steps in the review process where you will be taken once you have selected which step in the review process you want your imported references to go to. You can begin screening your references by selecting the Continue button.