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Covidence for Auburn University: Using Covidence for Review Management

Learn more about Covidence at AU Libraries and its relation to systematic reviews.

Review Management with Covidence

After registering for Covidence through Auburn University and setting up your account, you can create one or multiple review projects, start importing and screening references, and collaborate with others on your research.

Steps for Starting a New Review

1. Assign a name to your new review

2. Select a Review Type

  • Upon creating a new review, you will be asked to select a Review Type.
    • These include systematic, scoping, rapid, umbrella, and literature reviews.
    • You can learn more about these review varieties by reading What are the different types of review? on the Covidence Knowledge Base.

3. Pick an area of research

  • Covidence also requires users to select a research area for new reviews, which includes:
    • Arts and Humanities,
    • Agricultural, veterinary, and food sciences, 
    • Biological and chemical sciences,
    • Earth and environmental sciences,
    • Economic, business, and social sciences,
    • Education,
    • Engineering, maths, physics, and technology
    • Medical and health sciences, and
    • Psychology

4. Assign an account to your review

When creating a new review, Covidence will ask you to place this research project underneath an account. This can be either your personal Covidence account or an institutional account that you received access to (such as Auburn University Libraries). In accordance with our license agreement, Covidence permits Auburn users to create an unlimited number of reviews through this online service.

Reviewing References

One key element of Covidence is allowing users to organize and evaluate their research gathered for systematic and other reviews. See Managing References for visual walkthroughs from Covidence on how to import and manage references, apply screening tools to titles, abstracts, and full text articles, and export study data from Covidence into comprehensive reports.

For further information on using Covidence, check out our Additional Resources page for video tutorials and technical support articles. If you need assistance with your Auburn University Covidence account, please see Support and Contact.

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