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Health Sciences - Faculty LibGuide: SYSTEMATIC (& SCOPING) REVIEWS

Research assistance, subject guides and useful library resources compiled by the Faculty of Health Sciences librarians.

Types of Reviews

Covidence now available to UJ users in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Click the above image to learn more about access to Covidence as the UJ community

Videos and Support Resources

Getting started with Covidence - video tutorials that guide you through Covidence

Covidence Knowledge Base - home to all of our comprehensive articles, instructions and advice to FAQ.

Covidence Academy - combines all of our learning material into a single space. You can easily navigate to find the latest ‘How to’ guides on the different types of review processes, step-by-step video tutorials on all stages of Covidence stages, and helpful links/tools to additional resources. 

Online Support Team - contact our team for support on your review by emailing

When logged into your account, you can also easily contact the Support Team and the comprehensive articles from our Knowledge Base within Covidence by clicking the 'Need help?' button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

Webinars and Training Sessions on various Covidence

JBI Scoping Review Resources

Covidence Demonstration Video

Contact the Health Science Librarians for access, more information and training

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Access the below Video Tutorials on how to use Covidence for your Systematic, Scoping, and other types of Reviews.

New Journal: JBI Evidence Synthesis

Access various articles conducting various Evidence Synthesis methods (i.e. systematic reviews, scoping reviews, meta-synthesis, etc.) from the

JBI Evidence Synthesis Journal

Resources: Videos

Covidence Knowledge Base