Rayyan is a user-friendly tool which enables a single person or a team to perform masked screening of references for evidence synthesis projects. It has some excellent features, especially if you're working with a large set of results. Rayyan is designed for screening, not for citation management or citing while writing! This is an optional tool which may speed up your screening process, and you would use it in conjunction with RefWorks.
Rayyan allows you to:
To create your account, choose the Sign-Up link at the top of the page.
Select the Free account option. (They now offer subscriptions, but a free account is sufficient many people's needs.)
Fill out the account creation form. You'll get an email to confirm your account, and you'll be asked to set your password at that time.
A recommended workflow for using Rayyan the screening process is as follows:
In your preferred citation management tool (such as RefWorks or Zotero):
This video shows you how to create a new Rayyan project, import citations from RefWorks, use Rayyan to screen those citations, and finally export them back into RefWorks. There's an RIS file in this box, below the video, that you can use to test drive Rayyan.
When you are ready to export your final set of included references, you can do so from within Rayyan, and your reason for inclusion Labels will be exported as well. The Labels appear in the Notes field in your citation manager.
This screenshot shows what options are available when you export from Rayyan:
This is how the inclusion decisions and Labels appear in the three citation managers supported by UConn Library:
In Legacy RefWorks:
Have questions about using Rayyan? Check out their help documentation! If you like to reduce your reliance on your mouse, and speed up some processes, check out the list of keyboard shortcuts, too.
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