Systematic Reviews and Review Types: Systematic Review Tools

This is a version of the LibGuide I started while employed at Temple University Health Sciences Library from July 2015-September 12, 2022. I removed anything that was specific to Temple University and any affiliated links. If you want to receive guide updates from the original content creator of this guide, subscribe to my newsletter!

Systematic Review Tools

This guide focuses on free or open source tools.


General Tools

Helpful for multiple stages of the review process.

Specific Tools for Planning the Review

Reporting Guidelines: Not sure what to report in your review, locate a reporting guideline.

Protocol Registration: A first step to organize the review and prevent bias is creating and registering a protocol.

Organizing & Collaborating with a Team: Teamwork is core to the systematic review.  

Tools for Literature Searching

Not interested in conducting your own search? Contact your librarian!

Citation Managers & Deduplication Software

Tools for Screening

Did you know screening includes 2 or more reviewers and must be done independent and blinded from the other reviewer(s)?

Screening References using EndNote (requires a subscription)

Data Extraction

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