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Covidence: for Systematic Reviews

Covidence is an easy-to-use support tool that can guide you through the Systematic Review process.  Consider using the program for any type of literature review project.

Screenshot of Covidence Dashboard

The Penn Libraries makes available this web-based program to all current Penn faculty, staff, and students. Our site license allows you to create an account and develop an unlimited number of projects. After creating a project, any number of participants (including those outside Penn) can be invited to participate.

This review support tool can help you:

  • import journal citations from multiple databases or citation management tools
  • deduplicate citations automatically
  • screen studies for inclusion/exclusion
  • upload PDFs
  • extract data from a study and assess the quality of the study.

The Library has created a guide that provides an overview of the program. Please access the guide to learn more about creating an account affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

Want a quick tour? Take a look at the brief video below.

An instructional video developed by Holman Biotech Commons staff is also available.



December 13, 2023