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Resources for Academic Libraries
This page collects free COVID-19 resources that may be particularly useful to individuals working in academics libraries, as well as students and researchers at academic institutions. In particular, it highlights resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
For Librarians - NLM Resources
Global Health Events Archive - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
The Global Health Archives documents the web presence of health-related events in government, journalism, and more. This includes over 6,200 webpages related to COVID-19.
NLM Digital Collections
Digitized collections from the National Library of Medicine can aid remote research. Collections include archival materials from American individuals and organizations active in the biomedical field, historical images, health policy gray literature, documents related to health in WWI and WII, NIH annual reports, FDA notices of judgment, and rare books.
NNLM offers a variety of opportunities to libraries and other institutions working in health information. Kentucky-based institutions are eligible for funding in the "GMR" region.
Browse upcoming free training opportunities for librarians and other health information professionals.
NNLM has a variety of recorded webinars. Many are relevant to libraries during COVID-19, and others cover current issues in health sciences librarianship, such as research data management, data visualization, and bibliometrics.
Webinars of interest:
For Librarians - Additional Resources
Association of College & Research Libraries
COVID-19 resources for academic librarians. Includes information on distance learning, remote work, collection maintenance, and more.
Medical Library Association
Information geared towards COVID-19 medical reference and medical librarianship. Resources include government information, information for healthcare workers, freely accessible COVID-19 research, and more.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Best practices for disinfecting books and other collection materials.
Telework Security Basics
Overview of cybersecurity precautions for telework. Many companies will have additional guidance for their remote workers.
For Researchers and Students - NLM Resources
Collects citations from the biomedical literature. Contains over 100,000 COVID-19 citations, many with free full-text links.
LitCovid is a collection of COVID-19 citations from PubMed. Citations are organized by research area: general, mechanism, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, case report, and forecasting. Most full text articles are available for free.
clinicaltrials.gov registers clinical trials in the United States. Over 4,700 COVID-19 trials have been registered. Register your own clinical trial, or look up as-yet unpublished data.
For Researchers and Students - Clinical Information
Evidence summaries and clinical guidance for testing and diagnosis, community transmission, and infection control.
Point-of-care information for handling COVID-19, including links to COVID-19 in special populations (children, cancer patients, pregnant people, etc.).
Clinical guidance for COVID-19 PPE and patient care, including protocols for labor and delivery and neonatal care, from University of Washington Medicine.
For Researchers and Students - Biomedical Research
Freely accessible COVID-19 research, news, clinical tools, and more from the BMJ.
Free COVID-19 research, clinical tools, and information on research trends and journal calls from a major publisher.
Free journal articles related to COVID-19 from Health Affairs.
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Over 1,200 articles about COVID-19 from the journals of IDSA are available for free.
Freely accessible research articles, podcasts, and more related to COVID-19.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
Freely accessible COVID-19 research from NEJM. Resources related to vaccines are easily findable in their own tab.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Freely available research articles about COVID-19 from the journals of the RSNA, including Radiology, RadioGraphics, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, and Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.
Society of Hospital Medicine
Variety of clinical guidance, research, webinars, policy statements, and other resources from the Society of Hospital Medicine.
Wiley Online Library
Free COVID-19 research from a major publisher.
For Researchers and Students - COVID-19 Comics
Online comics about COVID-19. Topics covered include vaccines, social justice, caregiving, coping, and history. Target age groups vary.
My Hero Is You
Storybook aimed at helping children understand how they can help prevent COVID-19. Translations are available in dozens of languages.
For Everyone - COVID-19 Information Hubs
CDC COVID-19 Website
Contains frequently updated information on COVID-19, including emerging variants, and guidance for individuals, healthcare providers, businesses, and schools.
Official data, resources, and guidance for COVID-19 from the State of Kentucky.
Johns Hopkins Dashboard
Up-to-date data on COVID-19 cases and deaths from around the world. Data is reported at the county level for the United States.
For Everyone - Mental Health and Wellness
Coping with Stress
Contains information and resources for managing stress taking care of mental health during COVID-19.
Coronavirus Sanity Guide
Free podcasts and guided meditations from Ten Percent Happier. If you work in USPS, teaching, healthcare, grocery, or food delivery, you are able to download the complete app for free.
Guided meditations and mental health information.
WRaP EM is an organization dedicated to wellness and resilience in emergency medicine practice. Here they have collected resources for maintaining wellness during COVID-19 for healthcare workers.