Citation managers can be helpful in storing, annotating, and sorting large sets of article abstracts in the systematic review process. Many citation managers, including those listed here, provide the ability for collaboration with project team members. UA Libraries provides support for
Once your team has completed searches for articles that match the criteria established with your research questions, you will need to a establish a system for reviewing the full set of articles utilizing your systematic review protocol to determine which articles will be included and excluded in your final paper. One free tool that may be helpful in this process is Rayyan.
Rayyan provides the following options for sorting and reviewing abstracts:
As you gather articles across multiple databases, especially in using broad citation indexes such Web of Science, you will likely have duplicates for the records that you have downloaded. While you can deduplicate by hand, both Rayyan and EndNote provide automated deduplication features to aid in this process.
For Rayyan, checkout the step-by-step deduplication guide from the Rayyan Help Center.
RefWorks can run a deduplication of your citation database by using the Tools, Find Duplicates feature.