|"In the context of systematic reviews, reference management programs facilitate the capture and organization of
studies identified through electronic database searching,
the identification and elimination of duplicate records
from multiple database searches, the transfer of references
to Cochrane RevMan and other systematic reviews software, and the accurate citing of references within manuscripts
[8,9]. Thus, an author’s decision to use, or not use,
this software may impact on the accurate reporting of the
number of studies reviewed for inclusion and exclusion in
a systematic review." (Lorenzetti & Ghali, 2013)
Alt text: ""Life goal #29 is to get enough of them rejected that I can publish a comparative analysis of the rejection letters."
Just a reminder: It is *very* important that you keep careful record of your searches to make sure they can be duplicated, and include them in your SR/MA - this includes what database (and vendor platform) you found them on!. But - keep in mind that searches can't always be duplicated because
1. Some databases (i.e. jstor and Web of Science) are broken up into modules - institutions may have different modules, affecting replicability
2.. Consider dates. Databases generally add new content periodically, so you need to know what day(s) you searched. How far back do they go (i.e. Web of Science)? If you are searching full-text via a database platform, how far does the libraries' backfiles go as of the date(s) you search?
These are the content modules WSU subscribes to via JStor:
Arts & Sciences I ; Arts & Sciences II ;Arts & Sciences III ;Arts & Sciences IV ;Arts & Sciences V ;Arts & Sciences VII ; Business II ; Life Sciences.
Extra vendor access due to COVID-19 makes this more complicated as we have other things through 12/2020