Just published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA)
Bramer, W. M., Giustini, D., de Jonge, G. B., Holland, L., & Bekhuis, T. (2016). De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote. J Med Libr Assoc, 104(3), 240-243. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.104.3.014
The de-duplication method presented in this article was previously described in a brief conference paper . The method consists of three stages.
- Settings are changed for the displayed fields, and custom filters and export formats are installed.
- Several databases are imported into a temporary library and exported in an adapted format before being imported for de-duplication.
- Several subsequent changes in the settings for fields are used to detect duplicates, followed by removal of probable duplicates.
In this article, we describe this method in detail for EndNote , a popular reference manager.
 Bramer WM, Holland L, Mollema J, Hannon T, Bekhuis T. Removing duplicates in retrieval sets from electronic databases: comparing the efficiency and accuracy of the Bramer-method with other methods and software packages. 2014 Jun 11–13; Proceedings of the 14th European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) Conference, 57-9; Rome, Italy.