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Import References

(1) Perform the literature search of your topic in relevant databases

(2) Export the selected references into a reference management software program such as Endnote.

(3) Save the references in RIS format or XML format. Note that Covidence will only accept XML files created by PubMed or Endnote.

(4) Go to Covidence, click "Import References". Select “Screen” folder and then the file you just saved.  Click “Import” when ready.

Covidence will upload the references and also check & remove duplicates within this file.

(5) If there are further records to import, continue the above steps. Covidence will auto-remove duplicate references among files.

(6) References are now be ready for screening.

For more information on Import References, please refer to Covidence’s Help:


Importing references

Viewing duplicates and errors

Bulk PDF Import (beta)

Undoing an import

Importing citations into Covidence from EndNote

From: Covidence: A Tool For Systematic Review - LibGuides at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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