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Systematic Reviews

Checklists and tools for evaluation

Free Software for Screening and Data Extraction

Rayyan QCRI is a free systematic review web app

COLANDR  is an open access, machine-learning assisted tool for conducting evidence synthesis.

DistillerSR (free with student program)Includes AI feature to help rank screening. Predict screening time with time averages.

Covidence The primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors, free trial 

Synthesizing and Writing

Discussing the findings in Hewitt-Taylor, J. (2017). The essential guide to doing a health and social care literature review . Routledge.

Using Excel to Find Systematic Review Patterns

Guidance on the Conduct of Narrative Synthesis in Systematic Reviews A Product from the ESRC Methods Programme

Cochrane Handbook Chapter 9: Summarizing study characteristics and preparing for synthesis