Deduplication of References
We recommend using a citation manager to remove duplicate articles before importing your references into Covidence. Covidence automatically removes some duplicates, but it is not perfect.
To check the number of duplicate articles Covidence removed, click on the Import Studies button at the top of your review. On the Manage Imports tab, you will be able to see how many duplicates were removed and verify their accuracy.
If you click the Check duplicates button, Covidence will show you the duplicate articles and allow you to select Not a duplicate if you want to keep an article for screening.
Covidence comes pre-populated with two tags: Ongoing Study, and Awaiting Classification. To use tags, simply check the box to the left-hand side of those citations you wish to tag.
You can add a new tag to this list by typing your term in the "Tag with:" field and clicking "create new".
Once created and applied to references, you can also filter by these tags. This can be especially useful to get a quick count of how many references received each tag.
Tags (as well as any notes entered) will currently export to Excel/CSV. For this reason, they are also visible to your co-reviewers.
Linking Full Text to References
3. Locate the PDF on your computer and save.
4. A View full text button will now appear instead of the Add full text button.
Requesting an Article
If you use Find@UNC and get directed to a page that says the item is not available, scroll down on the page to Step 2- Request it from another library via Interlibrary Loan.
You can log in with your Onyen and password to request the article. The first time, you'll need to register, but click the link again after registering and it will take you to the request form.
Once you submit a request, in about 2-3 business days with an email saying the article is ready to download. Follow the link in the email, log in with your Onyen and password, and go to the Electronically Received Articles tab to download your article. You must download the article within 30 days.