Once you have searched your chosen databases...
Export results from the database straight to Excel - no handling required!
5. Note leads for follow up - new search terms, expert authors, highly cited papers.
6. First read - for impression, decision on inclusion.
7. Second read - critically analyse
study design appropriate?
population / biases / methodology?
conclusions consistent with results?
Use existing Critical Appraisal Tools to assist in analysis.
Remember. Many databases allow results to be exported into various formats.
Use these functions to minimise manual handling of articles.