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COVID-19 Research and Information Resources

This page includes links to reliable research and data related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Broken link iconNote to users: Please be advised that after May 17th you may encounter some broken links on our Research Guides. These have occurred due to a library system migration, and we are working hard to repair these links quickly. In most cases, broken links will be links to books in Novanet. If you find a broken link, we recommend you copy the book title and paste it into the library search bar. If you are unable to access the book or have any other questions, please contact your Subject Librarian (contact info on this guide).

COVID-19 Guide description

This guide is meant to compile reputable sources of data and research relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources and information linked here come from a variety of lists and social media sources, including the Medical Library Association COVID-19 Resources for Medical Librarians and other Information Professionals.Virus logo

The guide includes links to update pages from a variety of local, national, and international sources. Lists of COVID-19 primary and secondary (evidence synthesis) are included on the Research tab. Freely available COVID-19 academic resources are listed in the box at the bottom of the page

The COVID-19 guide will be updated as new resources become available, but may not be exhaustive in all areas. Other similar guides and resource lists are linked in the Other Resource Lists tab below. The Evidence Synthesis Specialist at the MSSU has also compiled a list of useful links here. For resources especially for Nova Scotia clinicians, check the NSHA library COVID-19 Research Guide.

COVID-19 Research and Information Resources

Critically consuming COVID-19 research and data


Evidence syntheses and summaries


Primary research repositories and lists

For healthcare workers


For academics (faculty and students)


Consumer Health

Searches are being compiled and shared on a regular basis. Here are a few from some reputed evidence synthesis and medical librarian sources. This is not a complete list and will not necessarily be updated regularly.

PROSPERO default search: "2019 nCoV" OR 2019nCoV OR "2019 novel coronavirus" OR "COVID 19" OR COVID19 OR "new coronavirus" OR "novel coronavirus" OR "SARS CoV-2" OR (Wuhan AND coronavirus) OR "COVID 19" OR "SARS-CoV" OR "2019-nCoV" OR "SARS-CoV-2"

PubMed: 2019-nCoV OR 2019nCoV OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2 OR new coronavirus[tiab] OR novel coronavirus[tiab] OR ((wuhan AND coronavirus) AND 2019/12[PDAT]:2030[PDAT])


Freely available COVID-19 Academic Publisher Resources