The University Library's team for research support provides support for reviews where the literature search is the method.

Collaboration in a review project demands a continuous dialogue and usually consists of several meetings and work opportunities. Please contact Research Support to find out more about the support or book an appointment for an initial consultation.


Through the library, researchers at JU have access to Covidence, a web-based tool for screening, quality assessment and analysis of collected data for a literature review.

Access to Covidence is provided to teams conducting full-scale literature reviews. The program is mainly intended for systematic and scoping reviews.

To create a project in Covidence, please contact Paola Violasdotter Nilsson and state:

  1. The name of your review. Start with the abbreviation of your school, followed by the year and name on the overview. Example: HHJ-2023-Name of review.
  2. Type of review: Systematic, Scoping, Rapid, Umbrella, Literature or Other.
  3. Research area: Arts and humanities, Agricultural, veterinary and food sciences, Biological and chemical sciences, Earth and environmental sciences, Economic, business and social sciences, Education, Engineering, maths, physics and technology, Medical and health sciences, Psychology or Other.

Read more about Covidence here.

Covidence training session

Have you got questions about how to use Covidence for your project or review? Then please join an upcoming training webinar for the Jönköping University users on Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 10:00 (Central European Time)

Please be sure to register here if you'd like to join. If you can’t make it, register anyway and you will get the recording by email.

This session includes a live demo providing an overview of the systematic review workflow and showcases some of our most popular features:

  • Settings
  • Importing
  • Title and Abstract Screening
  • Full Text Review
  • Extraction 2.0
  • Export

You’ll also get tips and tricks to jumpstart your progress, as well as the opportunity to get your specific questions answered.

Read more about literature reviews in the Literature review methods guide