Skip to Main Content

Systematic Review & Scoping Review Support in the Health Sciences

This guide outlines resources and services to help you with a systematic reivew, scoping review, and other forms of evidence synthesis.

Tools for Managing your Research

  • RefWorks: RefWorks is an online tool that is free to all BU users. It allows you to store and organize citations, and generate bibliographies within a matter of seconds. Use RefWorks if you want to use a tool that works seamlessly with databases such as CINAHL and PsycInfo. It works well with PubMed, but requires an extra step.
  • Mendeley: An free, online tool for all users. Similar to RefWorks, and it works seamlessly with PubMed.
  • abstrackr : A free, online application from Brown University that facilitates screening of citations by multiple reviewers.
  • Systematic Review Data Depository: a tool for the extraction and management of data for systematic reviews or meta-analyses.
  • Rayyon: A free systematic review collaboration tool from the Qatar Computing Institute.
  • RevMan: Free, downloadable software from the Cochrane Collaboration.
  • SR-Accelerator: a suite of free tools to help you manage a systematic review.
  • Distiller SR: Distiller SR: features automatic de-duplicating software. While the resource is not free, students can purchase s subscription for $15 a month.

Keeping Current with the Literature

Health Sciences Librarian

Profile Photo
Kate Silfen
Mugar Memorial Library