Systematic reviews: Collate your results

Collate your results

Use a consistent method to collate your results, and include both accepted and rejected items.

Annotate with:

  • Search terms
  • Date and time
  • Database
  • Reasons for inclusion/exclusion

Options for collation

  • Hand written cards
  • Spreadsheets
  • Printed lists in folders
  • Personal accounts within databases/Google
  • Referencing management software
    • Mendeley
    • RefWorks

Store your results

Store your results from each search by adding the required references to "your list" or folder (terms differ between databases). These results can be printed/stored as part of your record keeping.


Brunel subscribes to RefWorks as a reference manager.


  • It is available across the web;
  • It is straightforward to import references from databases;
  • For you it is free.

Further information can be seen on our website: