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Nurse Anesthesia Program: Citation Management & Record Keeping

required and/or recommended textbooks used within the Wake Forest Baptist Health's Nurse Anesthesia Program.

Managing References with EndNote



·         Gathers and stores references from database searches

·         Eliminates duplicate references

·         Customizes fields marking references for source database, date searched, inclusion, and exclusion

·         Exports citations for import into other systematic review tools



·         Set Preferences (add fields to display to assist with duplicate detection)

·         Create Groups (a group for each database searched)

·         Customize fields for annotation

Endnote Help

The Medical Center offers a free site license copy of the current desktop version of EndNote  to all faculty, staff and students for installation on medical center computers or on personal (including home) computers.

Instructions are available from our EndNote Research Guide


Institutional Covidence Account


What is Covidence?

Covidence is a web-based tool that will help you through the process of screening your references, data extraction, and keeping track of your work. It is particularly useful for researchers conducting a systematic review, meta-analysis or clinical guideline.

To learn more about conducting systematic reviews at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, visit the Coy C. Carpenter Library Systematic Review guide here or submit a ticket here 

How to join the Wake Forest University School of Medicine institutional license:

To request access to the institutional Covidence account, you must have an active email address:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your information and click "Request Invitation"
  3. Accept the invitation via your email

Creating a review under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine license:

When creating a new review, you'll have the option to use your personal account license, or the institutional license. 

Note: If a review is created under the institutional license, it will be visible to the administrators of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Covidence license. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you.

Once created, the review will appear in a separate section on your account homepage.  

Working with review team members from other institutions:

Once a review is created, you are able to add co-reviewers.

  1. From the homepage (Your reviews), select the review you wish to add co-reviewers to and click on “Settings”
  2. From the review Settings, navigate to “Add/remove reviewers”
  3. Click on “Invite another reviewer” and enter your reviewer’s first name and email addresses to invite them

Covidence Support

Covidence offers monthly training webinars (registration required), along with 24-hour methodological or technical support at See also Getting Started with Covidence and online video tutorials for assistance. 

If you would like more information, ask a Librarian


Other Tools for Systematic Reviews

  SR Tool Box 

The Systematic Review Toolbox is a community-driven, searchable, web-based catalogue of tools that supports the systematic review process across multiple domains.   It allows you to search for tools on protocol development, data extraction, document management, and other selected features.   



 Rayyan is a free web and mobile app, developed to expedite the initial screening of abstracts and titles, with the ultimate goal to support the entire systematic review process.   Ouzzani M, Hammady H, Fedorowicz Z, Elmagarmid A. Rayyan-a web and mobile app for systematic reviews. Syst Rev. 2016 Dec 5;5(1):21. 



Abstrackr is  free open-source software for the citation screening process.  The software was developed at Brown University.  Rathbone J, Hoffmann T, Fedorowicz Z, Elmagarmid A.  Faster title and abstract screening?  Evaluating Abstrackr, a semi-automated online screening program for systematic reviewers.    Syst Rev. 2015 Jun 15; 4:80.


             Distiller SR 

Distiller is a fee-based systematic review management software for all  steps in the SR process.  This product can be used to upload references from bibliographic management software, create archived searches, create forms, assign workflow, and export results.  

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