EndNote is a type of reference management software which allows you to import references from the databases that you will search when conducting your systematic review. EndNote is available in both Desktop and Online versions. It is recommended that the Desktop version (EndNote X7 or X8) is used primarily due to the high volume of references imported from databases during a systematic review.
Importing references from databases searches is usually straightforward, and generally involves the following steps:
If you have any problems or need more information check out the Referencing and Endnote Libguide.
Why use EndNote for systematic reviews?
See the following article for methods for using EndNote for systematic reviews: King, R., Hooper, B. and Wood, W. (2011) 'Using bibliographic software to appraise and code data in educational systematic review research', Medical Teacher, 33(9), 719-23, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0142159X.2011.558138
You can add notes to all of the references imported from a database automatically by using EndNote's Change/Move/Copy Fields function.
The text will be added to the Reserach Notes field of all the selected references.
You can use EndNote's Groups function to create individual groups to house results from each of the databases. See the EndNote Getting Started Guide to find out more about creating groups.
To remove all duplicate references from your library at the same time:
See the video below for more details.
Additional information on using EndNote for Systematic Reviews
From the University of Sydney
King, R., Hooper, B. and Wood, W. (2011) 'Using bibliographic software to appraise and code data in educational systematic review research', Medical Teacher, 33(9), 719-23. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.558138
Training material and useful guides to EndNote Desktop from EndNote.com: