Database individual accounts
Citation management programs
RefWorks: A cloud-based system (log in online)
EndNote: A client-based system (downloadable program) with a cloud space for back-up.
These two systems are fully supported by UGA Libraries. Get them for free through UGA Libraries. You can get one-on-one assistance and training from a UGA Librarian. There is also a toll free technical support number.
Mendeley: A client-based system (downloadable program) with cloud space for back-up.
In this example, a faculty member is keeping track of search strategies in an Excel file. Each strategy has a number. The citations pulled for each strategy are placed into EndNote X7 Groups for organization. He creates a separate group for all search strategies in order to use the "Find Duplicates" feature. This is one way to do this. In the new EndNote X8, you can also use Group Set titles to see a total for the sets in the group. This will allow you to highlight references for "Find Duplicates". However, there may be reasons to keep duplicates in a separate set. Ask a librarian who is also a citation management trainer for advice with workflow.
The video also shows using a Google Form to streamline and standardize analysis notes. Many of your librarians are familiar with Forms and with a UGA program called Qualtrics. Discuss additional software and programs with your librarian.
Sample of video starts at 3:41, but you are welcome to select "Play from beginning" for the entire video.
Run a Google Image search on "lit review matrix", and you're likely to find many free spreadsheet examples and templates. Many are without source information, so use free downloads with caution, and watch out for potential malware!
Header suggestions for a narrative review taken from a free Google template: