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Systematic Reviews

This guide provides tips and strategies for conducting a systematic literature review.

Importing References into Mendeley

Importing References into Zotero

Citation Management Software

You should search multiple databases when doing a systematic review. This will often lead to duplicate results, though each database will probably have some unique publications as well.

Most databases allow you to export search results into citation management software. The following are some of the most commonly used citation management software. The link will take you to the library's information page for that software.

These tools have an option for removing duplicates, though that feature is not always accurate. You may need to manually look through the results list as well, perhaps sorting by author and article title and then skimming the list of references.