Coronavirus Resources

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Last updated: 01/04/2020

In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, some publishers have opened up access to articles and tools to support healthcare professionals and the public.

Here’s a quick round up of links to keep you up to date with this global medical emergency. Most of the content listed on this page is free to access.

American Medical Association: JAMA Network COVID-19 information collection

BMJ: Coronavirus special issue & BMJ Best Practice’s Coronavirus topic

Cambridge University Press has made 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles freely available on Cambridge Core during the Covid-19 crisis.

Clarivate Analytics: Comprehensive overview of different types of Coronavirus, including the current outbreak: Diseases Briefing – Coronaviruses.

The Cochrane Library has established a special collection on Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care. See also its companion special collection on  COVID-19: infection and control

Dimensions has collated a regularly updated export of publications, data sets and clinical trials relevant to COVID-19 accessible here.

DUKE University Press: Navigating Pandemic syllabus. Information on how we navigate the spread of communicable diseases. Listed e-books freely available until 1 June 2020 and journal articles until 1 October 2020.

DynaMed: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Elsevier: Novel coronavirus information center

Emerald: free access to research on Covid-19 and related topics, including expert briefings, journal articles and book chapters (until the end of 2020)

EPPI Centre: a living, up to date, systematic map of the evidence on COVID-19

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: dashboard featuring updated data on the pandemic, alongside reports, risk assessments and other publications.

Google scholar: search string Created by Wichor M. Bramer, Biomedical information specialist, Erasmus MC

Lancet: Coronavirus hub

MAG: articles on Covid-19 available for free on MA Healthcare.

Microbiology Society: List of articles freely available.

NEJM: 2019 Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Links to the first article published on the virus and other resources.

The New England Journal of Medicine: Collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

NICE have put together rapid guidelines and evidence reviews around COVID-19.

Ovid and Uptodate: Coronavirus resources and tools Includes access to Uptodate’s coronavirus topic and expert searches that can be run on the Ovid Medline search platform and Journals@Ovid (Normal OpenAthens or Institutional logins required for expert searches).

Ovid have also provided temporary access to GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) which covers all infectious diseases in every country. It is updated daily with information on the latest outbreaks, helping with diagnosing diseases and identifying organisms.

To access it, login to Ovid (with your NHS OpenAthens account or university login), and you should see the link to GIDEON on the top tool bar.

Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine: The CEBM has committed its skills and expertise in evidence synthesis and dissemination to the effort against the current COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated regularly.

Oxford University Press: content from OUP journals and online resources on COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics

Public Health England Coronavirus Information:

Royal College of Physicians: Links to specialty specific guidance on COVID-19

The Royal Society: Sharing research data and findings relevant to the novel Coronavirus outbreak.

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence): Covid-19 advice for social care

Springer/Nature: Novel coronavirus (Covid-19)

UpToDate: COVID-19 topic from UpToDate

WHO: Novel coronavirus 2019 nCoV  and their database on global research on Covid-19 (please note this database may contain publications which are not freely available)

Wiley: Coronavirus research from Wiley

Finally, Keith Nockles, an academic librarian from the University of Leicester, is regularly updating a coronavirus blog featuring many of the above links as well as sections on news, epidemiology & genetics and information for patients.