Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): PHDL and Other Resources
Posted by Cecilia Vernes on March 17th, 2020
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(Updated March 19, 2020)
As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues, we want to remind PHDL users of the tools available that could help guide your department.
The National Library of Medicine has created a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) section resource guide with links to GenBank sequencing, clinical studies, public health emergency information, and patient education/consumer health information resources.
First, anyone needing quick access to COVID-19 research literature should use NLM’s LitCovid. LitCovid provides central access to articles in PubMed on the 2019 novel Coronavirus. The tools make the research quickly findable by research topics: overview, disease mechanism, transmission dynamics, treatment, case report, and epidemic forecasting. There’s more on LitCovid in our post LitCovid, CORD-19, and Data Mining.
NLM has also created a new term and added it as a supplementary concept as a way to search for articles under suggested terms. Here is a suggested PubMed search strategy to retrieve citations, including ahead-of-print citations, on SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, and COVID-19:
- 2019-nCoV OR 2019nCoV OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2 OR ((wuhan AND coronavirus) AND 2019/12[PDAT]:2030[PDAT])
You can enter the term to search with the broadest set of citations and narrow down your search set with a secondary concept. Follow the most recent version of this search term in the NLM technical bulletin.
Below is a brief list of resources made available through publishers and other sources.
- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is closely monitoring the outbreak, offering the latest in NIH news releases at https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to provide the latest updates in the spread of the outbreak, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has COVID-19 specific resources including an online 3-hour course: “Emerging respiratory viruses, including nCoV: methods for detection, prevention, response and control”
- Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota provides information for public health experts, business preparedness leaders, and the public at http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19
- The Lancet has a dedicated page https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus
- The New England Journal of Medicine makes available a collection of articles and other resources on the outbreak, clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary at https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus.
- Wiley is providing free access to all Wiley published articles related to this coronavirus. Access to the growing collection of free articles includes research from the Journal of Medical Virology, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Zoonoses and Public Health (also in your PHDL) and many other titles. This growing collection will be available at http://secure.wiley.com/Coronavirus2020 through April 2020.
- Elsevier has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with multiple tabs on research, news, and related resources, as well as information in Chinese.
- Ovid has created a dedicated site with resources for clinicians and epidemiologists: Coronavirus Resources & Tools by Ovid. Included is a Global Infectious Disease Database, over 500 full-text articles, and Lippincott Nursing Center.
- For a data visualization of the outbreak, the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering has created a map and data set for tracking around the globe. Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases
- The NLM’s MedlinePlus makes available trusted consumer health information in English and Spanish, https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html.
In addition to peer-reviewed journal articles, if you are seeking preprints, GoogleScholar will find them and so will the following other sites. Use the search string above without the publication date range statement.
Below are instructions on how to set up alerts in the above preprint services.
- Where you see the pencil icon, click to the right of it on the signal symbol and that will take you to a new page.
- Type in your email address and hit “Log In”
- Name your alert and select the type of alert you want and then hit “Save”.
This image shows details about alerts and the current ones that exist.
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