A citation management program will save you a lot of time when doing your evidence synthesis. Programs like Endnote, Zotero or Mendeley will store and organize the citations collected during your screening, de-duplicate the results and automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies in your manuscript.
Visit UCI's citation management webpage for a good overview of these programs. You may download Zotero and Mendeley for free, while Endnote has a one-time charge. All three services charge for storage over a certain capacity.
For a very detailed comparison of these three major citation management tools, see the University of Maryland's citation management tools guide.
Once you've finished translating your search strategy to the syntax of each database you're searching, you will then:
You will likely retrieve multiple versions of the same study as you search many databases and will need to de-duplicate your results before article screening. After you've performed your searches and imported the results into your citation management software:
Off-campus? Please use the Software VPN and choose the group UCIFull to access licensed content. For more information, please Click here
Software VPN is not available for guests, so they may not have access to some content when connecting from off-campus.