Skip to main content
Davis Library and Health Sciences Library have reopened. Here's what to know.

Nursing Systematic Reviews

Comparing reference managers

Mendeley Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
HSL Online Guides EndNote Mendeley Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
Classes at HSL EndNote Classes Mendeley Classes   Sciwheel Classes
Cost Under $100 through UNC-CH

Mendeley is free
UNC-CH Add-ons

Zotero is free Free through UNC-CH
Notes See EndNote Basic/Online guide for further details on the free online version     Use this link to create account.  Select No, I'm a new user then select password.
How is it used? Computer
+ Web
+ Web
+ Web
Major citation styles?
Annotation of PDFs
Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions
Instructions for EndNote


Instructions for Zotero

Instructions for Sciwheel
Adds citation from a PDF
Sharing options X7 and above users have sharing options / email compressed libraries UNC-CH members have unlimited groups See group options here
Share unlimited projects and manuscripts
Free online storage X7 and above: unlimited 5,000+ papers
(UNC-CH members have more space)
700+ papers
(more space can be purchased)
Word Processor Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (latest)
Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (all)
Microsoft Word
Google Docs
Manuscripts for Mac

Creating a Covidence Account

If you have never used Covidence before, visit the UNC Covidence Sign-Up page and enter your name and UNC or UNC Hospitals email on the sign in page. You will then receive an email inviting you to Covidence. Follow the link in the email and click on "Create an Account." 

Please note: this email is to confirm your institutional affiliation, it is not confirmation of your account. You do not have an account until you complete the "Create an Account" process.

If you have already created an account with Covidence, you will need to link your account with our institutional access in order to create unlimited free reviews.

Visit the  UNC Covidence Sign-Up page and enter your name UNC or UNC Hospitals email. You will receive an email inviting you to Covidence. Follow the link in the email and sign into your Covidence account. You should then be able to create unlimited reviews using your University of North Carolina access. If you did not sign up with your UNC email on your original account, you will not be able to link your account to our institutional access. 

Once you have signed up under our institutional subscription, you can access Covidence directly by going to

UNC's log in page

If you have ongoing reviews in your preexisting account and want to transfer ownership of these systematic reviews to the UNC institutional license, you can, please contact the HSL to request a transfer of your review. 

Support Research, Teaching, & Learning - Give to the HSL