COVID-19 key resources

Freely available evidence resources relating to the pandemic, as recommended by our librarians. A comprehensive list is also kept updated by the UK Health Security Agency’s Knowledge and Library Services: Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus

For information on the COVID-19 vaccines, visit COVID-19 vaccine information.


Long COVID; Post COVID syndrome section on the NHS Knowledge and Library Services website signposts to information from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, post-COVID fatigue booklets, and exercise plans as well as ways to support emotional wellbeing.

Summaries and guidance

UK Government COVID-19 guidance for health professionals

World Health Organization technical guidance

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre

NICE rapid guidelines and evidence summaries


BMJ Best Practice


Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

Database searches

WHO global research database

Recent papers in PubMed (search string : covid-19 OR novel coronavirus OR ncov OR 2019-ncov)

Trip Database ‘latest and greatest’ articles

Curated collections

McMasterPlus evidence alerts

NIH iSearch COVID-19 portfolio

Eppi-Centre living systematic map of the evidence

LitCovid curated PubMed hub

Evidence Aid plain-language summaries


Cochrane Special Collections

JBI COVID-19 Special Collection

UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVid-19 Evidence Reviews)


Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register

TranspariMED: COVID-19 clinical trials at a glance

Publishers and journals

Elsevier Novel coronavirus information center

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

New England Journal of Medicine Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Springer Nature SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Wiley Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Content Free to Access

OUP COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics

Wolters Kluwer Health Clarity COVID-19 Resources & Tools

Taylor & Francis COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content

BMJ Coronavirus (covid-19) Hub


Seton Hall University Preprint Servers Custom Search

medRxiv and bioRxiv