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COVID-19 Library Updates & Resources: Scientific and Medical Resources

An updated description of McFarlin Library's services during the COVID-19 pandemic and a list of COVID-19 resources

A list of scientific and medical resources providing free access to guidelines and developing scientific information about COVID-19.


AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central

The latest information on the COVID-19 global pandemic from AccessMedicine.

American Society for Microbiology

ASM is keeping the pulse of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In the eye of a pandemic, the need for a trusted, up-to-date resource of coronavirus research plays a crucial role in supporting the scientific community on the frontlines fighting the virus.

  • The COVID-19 Research Registry is a platform curated and vetted by experts in the field of virology and related disciplines to provide immediate access to top ranked COVID-19 research.
  • COVID-19 Resource Page provides important ASM updates and current information on the coronavirus.
  • Protocol to Verify Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests is a step-by-step verification procedure, created by ASM, to help laboratories develop efficient and effective verification protocols for molecular assays used in diagnostic testing of COVID-19.
  • Coronavirus Research Articles are freely accessible. ASM Journals is offering free access to more than 50 research articles published over the last year in our 16 scholarly journals and expediting review for submitted papers related to coronavirus.
  • Coronavirus-Related Chapters are freely available from ASM Press and publishing partner Wiley to support the research and clinical communities in their efforts to combat COVID-19.
  • ASM's eight podcasts cover innovative science brought to you through informative and accessible conversations with leading experts in the field. Hear from scientists as they share their insights about the COVID-19 pandemic.


BioOne Complete

Peer-reviewed scholarly research and research libraries are trusted guides during times of scientific uncertainty. As the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, BioOne is proud to share the wealth of relevant content from our publishing partners to provide support for those working on solutions for this global crisis.


Brill open access on COVID-19

"More than 30 leading STM publishers have committed to making all of their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications immediately accessible. At Brill we have opened up books and articles on topics such as public health, distance learning, crisis research. If any new related content is published with us, it will be added to this collection." -Brill

Cochrane Library

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  infection control and prevention measures

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  evidence relevant to critical care

This Special Collection has been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is regularly updated.  It aims to ensure immediate access to systemic reviews most directly relevant to the prevention of infection.



This Information Portal has been created to support the immediate need for trusted information. It is comprised of news feeds and resources from trusted bodies of authority and the index is in its infancy. Your contributions are needed. This portal will continue to evolve over the days and weeks to come, along with our emerging needs as a professional community. The goal: to provide relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it.


Free Access to Public Health Journals

JSTOR and participating publishers have made 26 newly released Public Health journals available for free access through June 30, 2020. Topics addressed include Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration, Occupational and Environmental Health, Health Equity and the Culture of Health, Aging, Bioethics, and Health Promotion.

National Institutes of Health

Resource page from the NIH on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak.

New England Journal of Medicine

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The New England Journal of Medicine provides open access to all articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

SIAM Epidemiology Collection

The SIAM Epidemiology Collection has been made freely available in response to the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the associated disease COVID-19. We hope this content on epidemiology, disease modeling, pandemics and vaccines will help in the rapid fight against this global problem.

Springer Nature

As a leading research publisher, Springer Nature is committed to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available research, evidence, and data. Springer Nature is providing free access to research articles on coronavirus from their journals, as well as additional commentary on this topic and relevant books.



Current evidence-based information about COVID-19

National Library of Medicine

Access information from NLM resources, including journal citations from PubMed, clinical studies from, and GenBank sequence data at the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) data hub.

Wiley Online Library

As a publisher of trusted health science, Wiley publishing has made relevant research articles, book chapters and entries in our major references freely available, in support of the global efforts in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and further research in this disease and similar viral respiratory infections.