A: Synthesis was created to help in systematic reviews and scoping reviews. These type of reviews are very different from traditional literature reviews. What Synthesis focuses on is trying to optimize the process of conducting a systematic or scoping review in an effort of reducing the manual labor required.
A: Synthesis has been tested with PubMed, Ovid (Medline, Embase, Global Health, etc) , Web of Science, ProQuest, Scopus and IEEE. As of Synthesis Version 2.2.2 Grey Literature can be added, as well as, BibTex.
A: Synthesis supports Windows, Mac OS X and also a java jar file. With the Java jar file it means that Synthesis can be used on multiple operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X (Snow Leopard or higher with Java installed and updated) and Linux.
A: Yes, usually departmental licenses are offered on a 1 year license and course-specific licenses are on a 6 month license. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.