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Covidence: Export References

Created by Health Science Librarians

How to Export References & Additional Data

On the Review Summary page of your review, click the Export button at the top of the dashboard.

Covidence categorizes a review’s citations into six lists: screening, review, irrelevant, included, excluded, and those missing full text. In the References box, use the Options menu to select a list and the Format menu to specify a file type for export. Your list can be exported as a CSV or RIS files readable by most citations managers. Click Export. Wait for the file to prepare, then click Download.

To export data from extraction and quality assessment, use the Data Extraction box. Select the desired combination of data extraction consensus, quality assessment consensus, and individual data, then click Export to generate a CSV file. Wait for the file to prepare, then click Download.


PRISMA Diagrams

To view the PRISMA diagram created after using Covidence to screen references for your review, click the PRISMA button on the main menu of your review in Covidence.

PRISMA button

This PRISMA diagram starts with duplicate removal.  To have a complete PRISMA diagram, you will need to add the number of results from each database you searched, as well as the number of additional sources you found.  Click Export Data to copy and paste the PRISMA data.  You can download an editable template for PRISMA and fill in the numbers.

PRISMA fields available in Covidence

There are many places articles can get lost in the review process.  Remember to make sure your PRISMA numbers add up correctly!