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Systematic reviews

A guide that outlines the process for conducting a systematic review.

Cochrane Handbook

RevMan Web

RevMan Web is the web-based platform used for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews. The downloadable software alternative, RevMan 5, has been discontinued. RevMan Web facilitates preparation of protocols and full reviews, including text, characteristics of studies, comparison tables, and study data. It can perform meta-analysis of the data entered, and present the results graphically.


The EndNote software will help you create and format bibliographies and references.

  • EndNote is available on all university computers, as well as via myDesktop
  • The program is available for student/staff download to personal devices. (Scroll down the software listing to EndNote.)
  • There is online help available, or access the Library's EndNote guide

Use EndNote's Groups to help manage your references.

You might have groups for themes, databases, chapters, manuscripts, etc.


NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content. 


SPSS Statistics is a computer application that supports statistical analysis of data. It allows for comprehensive data access and preparation. The software has extensive capabilities in analytical reporting, graphics and statistical modelling.

Systematic Review Toolbox