De-duplication of database search results for systematic reviews in EndNote

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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 [1]. The method consists of three stages.

  1. Settings are changed for the displayed fields, and custom filters and export formats are installed.
  2. Several databases are imported into a temporary library and exported in an adapted format before being imported for de-duplication.
  3. 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 [10], a popular reference manager.

[1] 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.