Managing references for a manuscript or a systematic review can be a challenge. HSLS offers instruction and software to help you with this process.


HSLS offers a variety of classes and support for EndNote.

EndNote is a bibliographic management software where you can import, annotate, organize your references, as well as using the Cite While You Write.

Pitt’s Information Technology has EndNote available for download and at a minimal or no cost for Faculty / Staff / Depts. and for Students.

Screening Citations

Screening citations for scoping reviews, rapid reviews and systematic reviews is a complex process. There is no "one size fits all" system for managing references and tracking the flow of database citations or records and articles through the screening process. The best option for you will depend upon the amount of literature retrieved and the number of personnel on your project, along with your comfort/familiarity with available software. Here are some options: