Some publishers have made resources that pertain to addressing the pandemic available for free. This includes some journals/journal collections not listed in Literature Collections because they are of narrow focus, but could still be useful.
Some publishing companies are giving free access to resources during the COVID-19 pandemic disruption that pertain to other health care needs. For a full list of options here at HSLIC see our Free Resources During COVID19 Disruptions guide.
When conducting searches in databases it is important to note that due to the new nature of this the subject headings that are being created to address Coronavirus 2019 might not be uniform and/or applied to every article in a timely manner and therefore you might want to think of using keywords to search.
Some articles in PubMed have a MeSH term attached to them, though not all do. Using this MeSH term with a date filter for the past year could help to narrow the results. The MeSH term is:
Some articles in PubMed will also have these supplementary concept attached to them, though not all do. The terms are:
Plug this search into PubMed, exactly as is, to find literature since December 2019 with most commonly used variations of the terminology. It should be noted that commonly used terminology in the medical literature does not always represent the ways we would phrase the terms, many may have biases and racist terms attached, but you might sometimes see them attached to a record.
(((coronavirus OR "corona virus" OR coronaviridae OR coronaviridae OR betacoronavirus OR covid19 OR "covid 19" OR ncov OR "CoV 2" OR CoV2 OR sarscov2 OR 2019nCoV OR "novel CoV") OR "Coronavirus"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Infections"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR "Betacoronavirus"[Mesh])) AND 2019/12[PDAT] : 2030[PDAT]
*Search based on MLA Clinical Librarian Caucus with minor edits emerging from conversations with other medical librarians.
When searching Google Scholar the "Cited By" option can be a good way to find literature that is more up to date.
Quick Tip: It is always important to evaluate resources, but with so much information coming in so quickly it is even more important with this topic. Understanding how long the research took to get published can be very useful. This can help in deciding if the information is still pertinent (have we gathered different data since then?) or if maybe the process was too rushed (is it feasible that it went through a thorough peer-review in the amount of time from writing to publication?). This is also why resources with updates, such as the WHO, CDC, and New Mexico Department of Health, can be good to cross reference.
Quick Tip: These resources might also offer other keywords that you can search if looking for pertinent literature.
Materials in this collection are gathered from both the Health Sciences Center (administrators, researchers, faculty, staff, & students) as well as community providers and individuals impacted by COVID-19 across New Mexico. Utilize the link to submit your own submissions or view others.
During this time it is important to remember to take time to practice self care, be mindful, and de-stress as best you can. Here are a handful of resources to help with this.
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