Once you export references into your library. It is very important to organise these references into specific groups to keep track of your references.
Export search results from each database to EndNote and move to appropriate group(s).
Change/Move/Copy fields functions will help to add additional information to exported records, such as database name and the date and time that you have exported the search results.
· Importance of making sure only showing references are selected before using the mass update function
· Importance of checking everything before using the mass update because it can’t be undone e.g. if you accidently choose ‘keywords’ instead of another field you might wipe over important data
This Search Tracker (Excel sheet) will help you to document information about your searches that you will need to keep track of:
Once you have exported all your search results into Endnote, you will need to identify and delete any duplicate record(s). EndNote can automatically eliminate duplicate references if it includes the same author/s, year of publication and title as another record within the Library.
You can create custom records to add specific information about the record. This may be used to assist systematic reviewers to code references.
Once you create custom fields you can adjust the EndNote library window to display the customised field. This will help you to identify the record easily.
You can share your EndNote library with your supervisors using EndNote web.
The PDF Viewer panel allows you to open, preview and annotate your attached PDF files in your EndNote library.
Once you have selected your references for your systematic review you can export the references to Excel for ease of use. You can also create graphs and tables etc.