Many researchers use reference managers during the literature searching stage of a systematic review. The references of all identified sources can be imported from databases, stored, organized, and deduplicated in a reference manager. Reference managers usually have a share function, allowing a research team to work on a shared project. The full text files of sources can also be stored in reference managers. After initial screening, the selected sources can be downloaded in a file type compatible with screening software, such as Covidence and Rayyan.
The UNT Libraries sponsor the manager, RefWorks. All UNT affiliated students, faculty, and staff can create a free account. To get started with your RefWorks account, visit the library's RefWorks guide. If RefWorks isn't for you, visit the library's Reference Managers guide to learn about available free reference managers.