The Louis Calder Memorial Library | University of Miami


The Louis Calder Memorial Library is pleased to offer current faculty, staff, residents, and students an unlimited institutional license to Covidence. 

Covidence is a web-based tool that improves the efficiency and experience of creating and maintaining systematic reviews. It streamlines the processes of citation screening, full text review, risk of bias, and data extraction and export. The interface is simple and intuitive.  


Librarians at  Calder Library can support researchers with planning, conducting, and reporting systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews and other types of research reviews.  All services are free and range from brief consultation to full collaboration. To learn more about conducting systematic reviews at the University of Miami, visit the Calder Library Systematic Review Guide or email John Reynolds,

How to join the University of Miami 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 UM or JHS email address (,, or 

  1. Go to the Covidence sign-up page 
  2. Enter your information (using your,, or 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 University of Miami Libraries’ Covidence account, then you can log into Covidence and with your email and password and proceed to use Covidence

Creating a review using the University of Miami Libraries’ unlimited license

After clicking the link “Create new review” you will have the option to use your personal account subscription or select the University of Miami account. To use the University of Miami’s account, choose the latter.  

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

Once you have created a review or accepted an invitation to another University of Miami 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 LINK TO ORG LIBGUIDE on ORG Libraries’ Systematic Review Guide for more information about inviting non-ORG reviewers to your review through the ORG institutional license.