Your search process must be documented in enough detail to ensure that it can be reported correctly in the systematic review and reproduced for verification.
For each database search you conduct, you should record:
It may be useful to save your search strategies in the databases you use (where possible) to refer back to later. Resources such as Ebsco, Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed and Cochrane provide this feature.
Reference Manager Software
One of the key challenges of managing your references is keeping track of them all in an orderly way. Reference manager software can be used for recording and utilising bibliographic citations or references and help manage your references.
EndNote software can also be used to record full bibliographical details for each citation and additional notes relating to the selection and evaluation of that source. Access Web of Science via the A-Z Database list to access EndNote web version (See video under tutorials).
You can also access Endnote desktop version via the A-Z Database list by clicking on EndNote to download the reference manager tool to your desktop. After downloading the software, the first time, you will be prompted to enter a product key. Please contact Anne Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org or your faculty librarian, when prompted for this code. You can also visit ICS at Student Help Desk to assist you with the downloading process.
Your systematic review should also include:
You may use the PRISMA Checklist to determine if you have fully documented your systematic review, this is a checklist of 27 items relevant to the content of a systematic review and meta-analysis, including the title, abstract, methods, results, discussion and funding.
From Murdock University Systematic Reviews Research Guide