Librarians at Dalhousie Libraries can assist with planning, conducting, and reporting systematic reviews and other types of research reviews. To learn more about conducting systematic reviews at Dalhousie University, visit the Dalhousie Libraries Systematic Reviews: A How-To Guide or email to request individual or group training.


How to join Dalhousie University Libraries’ Covidence institutional license

You can create your personal sign in information with Covidence before or after joining the institutional subscription. To request access to the institutional account in Covidence, you must use your current Dalhousie email address (

  1. Go to this page
  2. Enter your information (using your email address) and click “Request Invitation” link
  3. Accept the invitation in your email
  4. Log in to your existing Covidence account or sign up for a new account
  5. If you have already joined the Dalhousie University Libraries’ Covidence account, then you can log into Covidence and log in with your email and password and proceed to use Covidence


Creating a review using the Dalhousie University Libraries unlimited license

After clicking the link “Create new review” you will have the option to use your personal account license or select the Dalhousie University Libraries account.

Reviews created under the institutional license will be visible to the administrators of the Dalhousie University Libraries Covidence account. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you.

 Create a review


Once you have created a review or accepted an invitation to another Dalhousie account review, the title will appear in a separate section on your account homepage:



Getting started with Covidence

Covidence offers short video tutorials in their Knowledge Base to help you get started. See Getting Started with Covidence and Main steps in Covidence.

Logged into your Covidence account and need help? Click the question mark in the upper right hand corner to access support.


Working with review team members from other institutions?

See the Covidence page on Dalhousie Libraries’ Systematic Review Guide for more information about inviting non-Dalhousie reviewers to your review through the Dalhousie institutional license.