Free open access resources Coronavirus evidence sources

These resources are freely available and open for all in the NHS to access

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BMJ: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest news and resources 

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology 

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Emerald: Coronavirus, the management of epidemics and the wider impact on society

Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre 

MAG Online (Mark Allen Group) COVID-19 articles

Nursing Standard

NEJM: Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Nature: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 

Oxford Academic Journals COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics 

Wiley: Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 

Important: Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Liang, T. (2020) Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment , First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine – Open Access eBook 

The Handbook is available to everyone for free. However, due to the limited time, there might be some errors and defects. 

Library professional listening to clinician
Library professional listening to clinician

Open access

CORD-19 Explorer

A full-text search engine for the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset.  

COVID-19 Scientific Resource Centre

Aims to inform governments, humanitarian organisations and media representatives on the latest evidence on the COVID-19 virus. 

Provided by the Geneva Centre for Education & Research in Humanitarian Action, the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID).  

Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub

Includes toolkits for healthcare professionals working in community care, ambulatory care, emergency care, inpatient care, ICU and mental and behavioural health.  

See also the Daily Rounds of interesting and impactful information, Expert Insights, Guidelines, and Research. 

Europe PMC: Recently Published Open Access Articles

PMC Open Access: Recently Published Articles

Open access resources covering COVID-19 and lookalike infections such as SARS and MERS.  

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

Includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv. 

Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021