You can use EndNote to help you manage your references when you are carrying out a systematic review.
There are a number of EndNote features that can help you.
You can find and remove duplicate records.
Bramer, W.M.et. al. (2016) 'De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote'. J Med Libr Assoc.104(3), pp. 240-243, doi: 10.3163/1536-5050.104.3.014
You can create custom fields to keep comments from reviewers:
To display this field in the library window:
Reviewers can work on a single shared library and have full access to all EndNote features. EndNote 20 allows you to share a library with up to 100 people. Each collaborator will need EndNote 20 and will also need an EndNote Online account. You may wish to back up the library before sharing.
EndNote also allows you to share groups with up to 1,000 people. Collaborators will need an EndNote Online account but they don't need a desktop account.
You can add text to multiple records simultaneously. This can be helpful if you need to identify which databases you searched and the information in the database record is incomplete or blank.
It is possible to export references from EndNote Desktop to Excel.
Before you start you should make a back-up copy of your EndNote Library.
Exporting references to Excel requires you to create a new output style in EndNote.
Depending on the type of references in your EndNote Library this can be time consuming. If your EndNote Library contains just one type of reference, e.g. just journal articles, the time taken to create a new EndNote output style will be reduced.
Before you start editing output styles think about the data you will require in Excel. You will almost certainly want the author, publication year and title, do you also need the abstract, journal name, page numbers etc?
Below are links to a video and a guide which explain how to export references from EndNote to Excel:
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - video
University of Sydney Library - guide
For further help please contact your Faculty Librarian via firstname.lastname@example.org