You can import references into Covidence by clicking on the Import Studies tool from your Review dashboard. Here you can select the file and the category (which is the stage or step of the review process) that the references will appear in. We currently support three main formats for imported references:
If using the RIS format, we support imports with files exported from the following reference managers:
Please note that we don't support the import of EndNote library files (.enl). In order to convert your .enl file to a Covidence-accepted format, we recommend the following steps:
If you have a file that is not in either of these accepted formats, then we recommend you convert the file in your reference manager. To do this, import the file into your reference manager and export it following the steps listed above. In some cases you might need to import into your reference manager using a specific filter. For EndNote, you can download these from here.
Uploading files to different stages
When you import references into Covidence, you can specify the category with which the references should be associated. The categories are
You can indicate which category you'd like using the drop-down menu in the Import File tool.
For example, if you have already screened your references without using Covidence (you might have used Excel for instance) you can import the remaining references into the Full text review category. You can then start the using Covidence for doing your Full text review.
You can import files up to 50 MB in size into Covidence, and up to 15,000 references. There is no limit to the number of imported files. Please note that a larger file may take longer to upload & process.