How to bulk import references for included and excluded studies

1. Bulk import into ‘Additional’ references section

Currently it is not possible to bulk import references directly to the Included or Excluded studies section. As a workaround, bulk import the references into one of the ‘Other references’ sections, preferably one that is less populated (e.g. ‘Classification pending’) – see How to bulk import additional references – then move them to the Included or Excluded studies section (see the next step).

2. Move a reference to an Included or Excluded study

Click on the arrow to the right of the reference ID to reveal more information. Click on the ‘Action’ button, select ‘Move to Study’, and select which study you want to move the reference to (see the screenshots below). Note that you can not undo this edit. See How to edit study information to learn how to manually add a study to the list of Included (or Excluded) studies.

3. Move a reference back to ‘Additional’ references

It is not possible to move a reference from the Included or Excluded study section back to ‘Additional’ references. If you have moved a reference by mistake, delete it from the study (see How to edit study information) and either reimport that single reference in a RIS file, or manually add it to the 'Additional' references section (by using the ‘Add Reference’ button.