Librarians at Michigan State University Libraries can assist with planning, conducting, and reporting systematic reviews and other types of research reviews. To learn more about conducting systematic reviews at MSU Libraries, visit the Guidelines for Creating Systematic & Advanced Reviews Guide or email your subject liaison to request individual or group training.

How to join MSU Libraries’ Covidence institutional license

To access this tool please contact your subject librarian to invite you to join Covidence under MSU’s institutional license:

Health Sciences Disciplines  

Social Sciences



For other disciplines not listed please contact the Health Sciences Group.

For more information on systematic reviews, see Guidelines for Creating Systematic & Advanced Reviews Guide

Didn’t Receive Your Invitation from Covidence?

If you have been invited to Covidence but did not receive the invite:

  1. Add to your ‘safe list’ in Spartan Mail
  2. After completing step 1, ask the inviter to resend the invitation
  3. Check both your inbox and your junk mail for the invitation

Creating a review using the MSU Libraries’ unlimited license

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

Reviews created under the institutional license will be visible to the administrators of the MSU Libraries Covidence account. Your personal account review(s) will only be seen by you. Personal accounts will have a maximum number of reviews whereas you can create an unlimited number of reviews under the MSU Libraries account.

Once you have created a review or accepted an invitation to another MSU 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?

You can invite users from outside MSU to join your review. They will only be able to interact with the review they have been invited to. They will not be able to create their own separate review using the MSU institutional account. Contact your subject liaison for more information about inviting non-MSU reviewers to your review through the MSU institutional license.