Prior to screening, record the number of results acquired from each database or source in a spreadsheet. You will need this for the next step when you report the screening process.
Now, you are ready to screen! Screening is a multi-level process.
There are a few things that you must document that will be important in Step 3: How to Report the Screening Process:
If you are in doubt when evaluating titles and abstracts, it is better to include rather than exclude studies
Although you may begin with many articles to screen, the number that make it past the inclusion/exclusion criteria is often very small.
This is a general statement, as it will also depend on the type of review being conducted, the area of study, and the review topic. However, this is something to keep in mind during the screening process.