Trying to figure out how to batch export before importing into your citation manager of choice? Check out our step-by-step guides for batch exporting your citations as RIS files in Ovid, Wiley Cochrane Central, Ebsco, Scopus, and ProQuest!
Comprehensive searches involve searching multiple databases, which results in a significant number of duplicated references (dupes). Remember that dupes are a necessary result of any sensitive search: no dupes = high risk of missing important articles. So, how will you organize all these references, remove duplicates, prepare your citations, and format your final paper? Use a citation manager.
To learn more about citation management and pick the right software option for you, follow the hyperlink.
If you are a researcher undertaking a systematic or scoping review and are dealing with large numbers of citations, Gerstein librarians recommend any DESKTOP-BASED reference management software, for ex:
A web-only/cloud-based citation manager (ex: RefWorks) may be more difficult to work with as it cannot import high numbers of references at the same time.
If you have already dedicated time and effort to learn a particular program and are happy with it, we say love the one you're with!
Gerstein library staff have developed a video series on how to use Endnote for systematic and scoping review citation management. Please see this playlist on YouTube to view.
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