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COVID-19 Resources for Medical Librarians &
Other Health Information Professionals

Last updated 5/8/2020 8:40 p.m. CT  | DOWNLOAD this page version as a PDF
New resources added by day are identified with NEW

Edited and selected by Jess L. Callaway, Angela Spencer, AHIP, and Ellen M. Aaronson, AHIP

U.S. Government Resources | World Health OrganizationClinical Resources and GuidesData, Research, Article Collections, Systematic ReviewsJournal, Publisher, Society Resource SitesPublic Health Portals and SitesEducation Resources | Medical Librarians and COVID-19

This curated list will be updated as frequently as possible and has been created from crowd-sourced suggestions from MLA members and other health information professionals on the front lines of providing information during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, as many librarians have already created excellent resource guides for their institutions and patients.

Many journals and publishers are making COVID-19 resources and articles freely available.

All links below open in a new tab or window. You may also submit a new resource for consideration.

In the News

U.S. Government Resources

World Health Organization

Specialty/Topic (Alphabetical) Clinical Resources and Guides Description
Alternate Care Sites Alternate Care Sites and Isolation Sites
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guidance provides critical infection prevention and control (IPC) considerations for isolation sites and ACS, and is intended to supplement existing plans (created by jurisdictions as part of pandemic planning).
Cardiology NEW ACC's COVID-19 Hub Source: American College of Cardiology. Submitted by Ellen Aaronson, Mayo Clinic. Includes clinical guidance and practice, frontline experience, regulatory and reimbursement updates, webinars, and links to patient information. Updated regularly.. Added 5/8/2020
Clinical and policy guidance UPDATE UW Medicine COVID-19 Resource Site

Source: University of Washington Department of Medicine. Clinical and policy sections on:

  • Screening and Testing Algorithms
  • Patient Care Protocols & Algorithms
  • Other Inpatient Clinical Guidance
  • Neonatal Care Protocols
  • Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery Protocols
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Patient Care
  • Post-acute and long term care
  • Operations and Facilities
  • Staff
  • Risk Management & Legal
  • Other (includes autopsy and after death, IT response)
Updated frequently; use permissions on website. Shared by Naomi Bishop, Univ. of Arizona. Added 3/18/2020. Last updated 5/7/2020

Clinical Communications, Accessibility

COVID-19: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Recommendations for the Hospital (also available via PDF)

Source: National Association of the Deaf.
Ensure appropriate and accessible communication with all patients. Added 4/7/2020
Clinical Guidance ECRI Clinical Evidence Assessment: Single Ventilator use to Support Multiple Patients (offsite PDF)
Source: ECRI. Mechanical ventilators are intended to support one patient at a time; however, healthcare providers have reported using a single device to support two or four patients during supply shortages driven by disease outbreaks or mass-casualty events. Ventilator sharing may increase ventilation capacity available during a crisis but involves many technical challenges, safety risks, and ethical concerns. Submitted by Eileen Erinoff, ECRI. Added 4/7/2020
Clinical Guidance, Public Health Initial Public Health Response and Interim Clinical Guidance for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak--United States,December 31, 2019–February 4, 2020 [local PDF]
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2/5/2020, by Anita Patel, PharmD1; Daniel B. Jernigan, MD1; 2019-nCoV CDC Response Team. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Additional MMWR entries. Added 3/21/2020.
Clinical Guidelines NEW COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Source: National Institutes of Health. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Sait Louis University. Added 5/8/2020
Clinical management, infectious disease Interim guidance: Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection is suspected [local PDF] Source: World Health Organization, 1/28/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020
Clinical management, infectious disease COVID-19 : Clinical Assessment & Management Source: American College of Emergency Physicians. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020; updated 4/19/2020
Clinical Trials Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic: offsite PDF
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, March 2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/20/2020
Clinical Trials Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register
Source: Cochrane. A freely-available, continually-updated, annotated reference collection of human studies on COVID-19, including interventional, observational, diagnostic, prognostic, epidemiological, and economic designs. Qualitative studies are currently under evaluation. Submitted by Ellen Aaronson, Mayo Clinic. Added 4/7/2020
Critical care, clinical support
Emergency Resources: COVID-19 from the Society of Critical Care Medicine Source: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Includes such resources as a report on US Resource Availability for COVID-19 and an ICU Preparedness Checklist. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020
Dental Guidance for Dental Settings during COVID-1
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommended by Erica Brody, Tompkins-McCaw Library, VCU, Added 3/27/2020; updated 4/8/2020
Dental NEW ADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists
Source: American Dental Association. Includes ADEA Pandemic Guide for Dental Education. Submitted by Ellen Aaronson, Mayo Clinic. Added 5/8/20205/8
Dermatology NEW Coronavirus Resource Center

Source: American Academy of Dermatology. Includes clinical guidance, dermatology registry, teledermatology and business management. Updated regularly. Shared by Ellen Aaronson, Mayo Clinic. Added 4/1/2020

Disaster medicine, public health Disaster Information Management Research Center

Source: National Library of Medicine

Education, public health Find training related to COVID-19 available through the TRAIN Learning Network Source: Public Health Foundation. Aggregates training opportunities for public health, healthcare, and preparedness professionals from multiple training providers. May need to create account to access specific resources. Submitted by Kathleen Amos, Public Health Foundation. Added 3/23/2020
Emergency medical treatment Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19 (Revised)
Description | offsite PDF
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group. 3/30/2020; updated 4/8/2020. Added 4/10/2020
Ethics: crisis standards of care, care allocation, etc. Ethics of Resource Allocation
(Pandemic/ COVID) - Compilation GoogleDoc. PDF version (3/30/2020)
Compiled by Kristin LaLonde, in collaboration with Hospital Libraries Caucus members. Added 3/23/2020
HIPAA NEW HIPAA and COVID-19 Source: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Submitted by: Ellen Aaronson, Mayo Clinic. Added 5/8/2020
Home care, Infectious Disease NEW Guidance for Home Care on main CDC Clinical Care Guidance page. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Guidelines for caring for patients with suspected NCoV19 that do not require hospitalization. Link updated 5/8/2020

Industry guide

Guidance for Industry: Temporary Policy for Preparation of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency (COVID-19)

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Added 3/23/3030
Infection control and prevention, dialysis facilities Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in dialysis facilities (Revised)
Description | offsite PDF
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group. 3/30/2020; updated 4/8/2020. Added 4/10/2020
Infection control and prevention, hospitals Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs): FAQs, Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement, Limits to Visitation and Availability of 1135 waivers
Description | offsite PDF
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group. 3/30/2020; updated 4/8/2020. Added 4/10/2020

Infection control and prevention, intermediate care facilities, psychiatric residential treatment facilities Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs)
Description | offsite PDF
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group. 3/30/2020 updated 4/8/2020. Added 4/10/2020
Infection control and prevention, outpatient settings Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Outpatient Settings: FAQs and Considerations
Description | offsite PDF
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Quality, Safety & Oversight Group. 3/30/2020; updated 4/8/2020. Added 4/10/2020

Infection prevention and control

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guideline for infection prevention in a healthcare setting. Added 3/19/2020
Infection prevention and control Interim guidance: Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected 
Source: World Health Organization, 1/25/2020. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. Added 3/21/2020; updated 4/13/2020
Infectious Disease Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 Source: New England Journal of Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Added 3/18/2020
Infrastructure preparedness Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "...intended to support state, local, and industry partners in identifying the 16 critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily and that need to be able to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic response." Added 3/23/2020; revised 4/17/2020.
Laboratory Safety Interim guidance: Laboratory biosafety guidance related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) [link | local PDF] Source: World Health Organization. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for laboratory safety relating to the testing of patients. Added 3/20/2020
Medication protocols, safety. Useful for pharmacists and nursing staff. COVID-19 Resources from the Institute for Safe Medication

Source: Institute for Safe Medication.
Home page links to COVID-19 resources and each biweekly newsletter issue focuses on safety alerts and practices such as smart pump management and dedicated administration sets. Pitfalls to avoid are particularly useful. Shared by Louise McLaughlin, Woman's Hospital. Added 4/9/2020

Mental health, Addiction COVID-19 Guidance for treating Opioid Treatment Programs Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for treating opioid addictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.Added 3/18/2020

Mental Health, Psychology

The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence

Source: The Lancet. Submitted by Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Guidelines for psychology in regards to mental health in a pandemic. Added 3/19/2020
Obstetrics NEW Topics: COVID-19
Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Submitted by: Ellen Aaronson. Guideline for Obstetrics relating to pregnancy. Added 5/8/2020
Obstetrics NEW Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Submitted by Ellen Aaronson, Mayo Clinic. Last updated 4/16/2020; Added 5/8/2020

Obstetrics, Practice Advisory

NEW Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Practice Advisory

Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Suggested by Angela Spencer, Sait Louis University. Site last updated 4/23/2020; added 5/8/2020.
Obstetrics, Telemedicine Interim Coding Guidance: Coding for Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic Source: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/2020
Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology COVID-19 Clinical Oncology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020
Oncology Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know Source: National Cancer Institute. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020
Oncology How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Submitted by Mark Vrabel, Oncology Nursing Society. Guidelines for caring for patients with cancer in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. Added 3/18/2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), standards ASTM Standards & COVID-19
Source: ASTM International. Access to ASTM standards used in the production and testing of personal protective equipment - including face masks, medical gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizers. Requires registration to access. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/26/2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Users may also want to reference this JAMA article and review the comments (submitted by Brynn Beals, St. Joseph Medical Center)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Evaluation of Decontamination Techniques for the Reuse of N95 Respirators (offsite PDF)
Source: COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, N95 Working Group. Private sector organizations haveformed this coalition, a collaborative industry response to the novel coronavirus. See also main page for brief on N95 mask decontamination recommendations & non-recommendations. Submitted by Kimberly Yang, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.   Added 3/31/2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 and Medical Devices: Safe Respirator Usage When Supplies Are Short (recorded webinar)

See also: Safety of Extended Use and Reuse of N95 Respirators (offsite PDF)

Source: ECRI. View a recording of this March 25, 2020, live-streamed lab tour, featuring recommendations from ECRI experts on how to use N95 respirators safely when normal procedures are challenging due to shortages. Submitted by Julie Esparza, LSU Health – Shreveport, Erin Erinoff, ECRI. Added 3/30/3030. Updated 4/1/2020

Pharmacies, Pharmacy Staff

Considerations for Pharmacies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applies to all pharmacy staff to minimize their risk of exposure to the virus and reduce the risk for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic; as of 4/3/2020. Added 4/6/2020

Protection, gender and inclusion

Technical Guidance Note: How to Consider Protection, Gender and Inclusion in the Response to COVID-19 (PDF link)

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Aimed at IFRC staff involved in the global response to the COVID-19 outbreak, especially protection, gender, and inclusion, and health focal points. Outlines issues that may threaten people’s dignity, access, participation, and safety, and suggests actions to address these threats. Added 3/23/2020
Rehabilitation medicine How Should the Rehabilitation Community Prepare for 2019-nCoV? (Journal Pre-proof PDF link) Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2020). Authors: Koh GC-H, Hoenig H,  Submitted by: Jess Callaway, Shepherd Center. For librarians/health information professionals. Added 3/20/2020
Research Guide +++ COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Research Guide
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stephen B Thacker CDC Library. Research guide with downloadable database of all COVID-19 literature. Updates daily Monday through Friday. Also includes how to set up search alerts, secondary data and statistics sources, and websites. Submitted by Martha Knuth, Stephen B Thacker CDC Library. Added 4/2/2020
Veterinary medicine American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) COVID Portal Source: AVMA. Credible information and resources for veterinarians and staff. Submitted by Kate Anderson, University of Missouri. Added 3/25/2020

 

 

Data, Research, Article Collections, Systematic Reviews Description

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count. Updated frequently. Data available on GitHub. Registration may be required.

Source: New York Times. County and State COVID-19 data. Shared by Daureen Nesdill, University of Utah and members of the MLA Data Caucus. Added 3/31/2020

NEW COVID-19 Drug and Vaccine Tracker

Source: STAT. Shared by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 5/8/2020

COVID-19 Projections via healthdata.org

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washingrton. Shared by Elizabeth Whipple, Indiana University School of Medicine. Added 4/17/2020; updated regularly.

COVID-19 Portfolio

Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Portfolio Analysis. Article database on COVID-19 related topics from PubMed, and pre-prints arXiv, medRxiv, bioRxiv, and ChemRxiv. Shared by Kimberly Powell, Emory University. Added 4/17/2020

COVID-19 publicly available state by state testing data, COVID-19 Racial Data Tracker

Source: COVID-19 Tracking Project. Shared by Peace Ossom-Williamson, University of Texas at Arlington. Added 4/17/2020

COVID-19 Curated Data, Modeling, and Policy Resources

Source: Mathematica.org. Shared by Jen de Richemond

COVID-19: a living systematic map of the evidence

Map of the current evidence partitioned into broad domains for easy exploration. Lorenc T, Khouja C, Raine G, Sutcliffe K, Wright K, Sowden A, Thomas J (2020) COVID-19: living map of the evidence. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.
Shared by Claire Stansfield, EPPI-Centre, University College London. Added 3/20/2020

Find evidence on interventions for COVID-19

Source: COVID-evidence. Provides information about worldwide planned, ongoing, and completed trials on any intervention to treat or prevent SARS-CoV-2-infections. Downloadable database. Shared by Christian Appenzeller-Herzog, PhD, University of Basel Medical Library. Added 4/10/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Collection from EvidenceAid (UK)
Summaries of relevant research about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic available as soon as each is ready. Research categories are clinical characterization and management; health systems and services; and infection prevention and control, including health care workers’ protection.
COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Intended to mobilize researchers to apply recent advances in natural language processing to generate new insights in support of the fight against COVID-19. Added 3/20/2020
Distant Reader COVID-19 Study carrel was created by analyzing the full text scientific and scholarly journal articles available in the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset above. Submitted by Eric Morgan, University of Notre Dame/shared by Anu Moorthy, Duke University Medical Center Library. Added 3/20/2020
Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Answers questions posed with research and evidence synthesis. Added 3/20/2020

 

 

Journal, Publisher, Society Resource Sites Description Specialty
American Academy of Pediatrics Critical Updates on COVID-19
Resources and guidelines for pediatricians and clinicians Pediatrics
American College of Physicians Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for Internists Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Resources to assist internists seeking to prepare and manage their responses.

American Psychiatric Association Working Remotely During COVID-19

Source: APA Center for Workplace Health. Submitted by Sarah Jewell, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Added 3/30/2020

American Society for Radiation Oncology COVID-19 Recommendations to Radiation Oncology Practices

Includes FAQ posing the questions most often seen online or heard in the clinic with answers that are intended to be applicable to your practice, a summary of recommendations, websites, journal articles.
Oncology

American Thoracic Society. ATS Journals COVID-19 Hub

See also Clinical Practice Guideline: Mechanical Ventilation in Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (2017). Added 3/23/2020

Annals of Internal Medicine: Content Related to Coronavirus

See also COVID-19: An ACP Physician's Guide + Resources

Source: American College of Physicians. A collection of articles related to coronavirus is freely available. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/26/2020

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association. Added 3/23/2020

British Medical Journal Coronavirus (covid-19): Latest news and resources

Collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.

Cambridge CORE Coronavirus Free Access Collection

Cambridge University Press is making free access to HTML textbooks direct to Higher Education institutions' libraries, available until the end of May 2020. Submitted by: Amy Stone, ACRI. Added 3/24/2020. Updated 4/10/2020

Cochrane Library | Cochrane Special Collections 

Doody's Review Service COVID-19 Book List

Evaluating collection or education resources? Book list features 36 titles, 25 of which have expert reviews, and 7 of which were chosen for the 2019 edition of Doody’s Core Titles® that are related to pubic health, infectious disease, epidemiology, and more. Added 3/31/2020
EBSCO Medical COVID-19 Portal Shared by Helen Chang, St. Joseph's Medical Center. General information portal, but also with access to clinician and researcher information, plus open access Dynamed information. Added 3/19/2020 General +
ECRI Institute COVID-19 Preparedness Resource center to help protect healthcare workers, residents and patients.
Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Tool Kit Open access evidence-based resource includes Clinical Skills, Nursing, Point-of-Care Clinical Overviews, Order Sets, Procedure Videos and Patient Education materials.Submitted by Sudha Ramakrishnan, Baylor Health Sciences Library. Added 3/26/2020

Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

See also Infographic: global research trends in infectious disease

Free health and medical research on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). General + research
F1000 Disease Outbreaks Research Gateway A platform for rapid dissemination of the latest research related to coronavirus, making the information publicly available so that others can respond effectively. Research
IMLS: COVID-19 Resources for Libraries and Museums
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Resources from multiple museums, associations, libraries. Added 4/10/2020
JAMA Network COVID-19 Resources Includes clinical management and epidemiology General
John Wiley & Sons Wiley Online Library Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access Research journal articles and book chapters also available. General + research
JoVE Coronavirus Free Access Resource Center
Coronavirus focused content and related resources freely available. Also a faculty resources page, plus free access to all JoVE Education videos until June 15 (see site; requires sign up).
Education
JSTOR resources during COVID-19 | See also: Free access to new public Health journals on JSTOR (through June 30, 2020)
Source: JSTOR. JSTOR and participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available through June 30, 2020 to our participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19 General + public health
The Lancet coronovirus hub Content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All COVID-19 content is free to access. General
Library of Congress: Open Access Ebook Collection Access 560 online open access electronic books in the collection. Added 4/10/2020
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.: Coronavirus Highlights Urgent Need for Science-Backed Research
Research papers from multiple Mary Ann Liebert journals on coronaviruses and using telemedicine to care for affected patients. Includes articles about previous coronavirus epidemics, i. e. SARS and MERS. Submitted by Jean Jenkins, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital Library. Added 3/24/3030
McGraw-Hill Education/AccessMedicine distance learning libguide Shared by Lori Fitterling, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. Includes content maps available online which may be helpful for clerkship/rotation students Education
Free Resources on MUSE During COVID-19 (list of publishers included)

Source: Project MUSE. Supporting participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free. Added 4/10/2020

Includes social sciences
COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv

Caution: Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior. Added 3/24/2020

Preprints, research and other
New England Journal of Medicine

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

ONS Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Source: Oncology Nursing Society. Includes information about PPE and safety, resources for patient care and support, nursing and professional practice information. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/23/3030 Nursing, Oncology, PPE
Oxford University Press COVID-19 Resources

Some research and learning resources and articles freely accessible for an extended period.

See also: Free access to the Saint-Chopra Guide to Inpatient Medicine by Vineet Chopra and Sanjay Saint.Textbook on hospital/inpatient medicine - currently free access worldwide - useful for specialists/ambulatory clinicians transitioning to hospital/inpatient service. Submitted by Marisa Conte, Taubman HSL, University of Michigan, Added 4/6/2020

Education, Research, Online Learning
SIAM Epidemiology Collection Source: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Free content on epidemiology, disease modeling, pandemics and vaccines. Added 4/3/2020 Research
Taylor & Francis COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content
Free to Access
Provides links and references to all relevant COVID-19 research articles, book chapters and information that can be freely accessed on Taylor & Francis Online and Taylor & Francis ebooks in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research into COVID-19. Added 3/24/3030
Sage Journals Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as top social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences. Submitted by Amy Stone, ECRI. Added 3/24/3030
Resources for Hospitalists: COVID-19
Source: Society of Hospital Medicine. Library of COVID-19 blogs, articles, publications, videos, and webinars from hospitalists and thought leaders in the space. Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University. Added 3/26/2020
Springer Nature SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 related research articles from Springer Nature journals, as well as additional commentary and relevant books. All content listed is free to access.
NEW University of Michigan Press Ebooks To support remote teaching and research during the COVID-19 global health event, titles in this collection are free-to-read until June 30, 2020.
Wolters Kluwer Ovid Portal for COVID-19 Submitted by Michelle M. Volesko Brewer, Wolters Kluwer. Articles published in Ovid MEDLINE or Journals@Ovid, Search strategies for OVID, Tools and resources for clinicians.
General +

 

 

Public Health Portals and Sites Credit
Critical Care Surge Response Tool: An Excel-Based Model for Helping Hospitals Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis Source: RAND Corporation. Microsoft Excel–based tool that allows decisionmakers at all levels — hospitals, health care systems, states, regions — to estimate current critical care capacity and rapidly explore strategies for increasing it. Added 4/9/2020
University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Submitted by Angela Spencer, Saint Louis University.
Public Health Image Library from the Centers for Disease Control Free to use public health images
Directory of State Health Departments Source: Centers for Disease Control
Directory of local health departments Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials. Contacts listed may not be the best resources for COVID-19 inquiries.
COVID-19 Intervention Actions: Supporting Individuals Experiencing Homelessness Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Added 3/23/2020
Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). FAQ about Medicare telehealth, including how recently enacted legislation will allow the CMS to utilize Medicare telehealth to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency; what services can be provided by telehealth under the emergency declaration; and if physicians and other qualified providers will be able to furnish Medicare telehealth services to beneficiaries in their homes.

 

 

Education Resources Description
COVID-19 Health Literacy Project Accessible COVID-19 information translated into more than 30 languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Materials created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. Fact sheets for children also available. Shared by Kathryn Houk, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Added 4/17/2020
Emergency Management: Disinfecting Books and Other Collections Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center, Last updated 3/26/2020. Suggested by Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Added 4/17/2020
How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic, by Laura Ewen
Source: American Libraries Association (ALA), American Libraries (onine), published 3/27/2020. Suggested by Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Added 4/17/2020
Moving to online teaching in response to the coronavirus, COVID-19? Source: Oxford University Press, courses on Epigeum
Description: 4 courses available free; registration required.
Shared by Molly Hansen, Oxford University Press via MEDLIB-L
Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections (webinar recording; transcript [PDF] also available)
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Description: 1 hour recording of April 2 webinar.
Shared by Kim Yang, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

 

 

Medical Librarians and COVID-19 Description
Statement of Support to Libraries and Library Workers Source: Medical Library Association, MLAConnect (March 21, 2020)
How Medical Librarians Are Handling the Coronavirus Crisis Source: Library Journal (March 25, 2020)
How Does a Library Respond to a Global Health Crisis? Source: NLM Musings from the Mezzanine by Patti Brennan, NLM Director (March 24, 2020). Comment and tell what you are doing!
Answering the Call: Academic Health Sciences Libraries and COVID-19 Source: NLM Musings from the Mezzanine Guest Post (April 7, 2020)
The COVID‐19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Reflections on the Roles of Librarians and Information Professionals By Muhammad Yousuf Ali and Peter Gatiti. Source: Health Information and Libraries Journal via Wiley Online Library, 4/6/2020. Added 4/9/2020
At the Heart of the Response: Health Librarians Support Better Decision-Making around COVID-19 Source: International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). 4/7/2020. Added 4/10/2020