Search for literature related to COVID-19 : selection of resources

Living map of the evidence

A systematic review which is continually updated, incorporating relevant new evidence as it becomes available.

Living mapping and living network meta-analysis of COVID-19 studies
Produced by: Cochrane France, Germany and Ireland
Network diagrams showing all pharmacological treatments which are being tested for Covid patients with different severity.

meta|Evidence – COVID-19
Produced by: Hospices Civils of Lyon
Live meta-analysis and evidence synthesis of potential therapies

COVID-19: a living systematic map of the evidence
Produced by: EPPI-Centre (London)
Weekly updated map of the current evidence partitioned into broad domains for easy exploration

Literature collection or databases

WHO Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Produced by: World Health Organisation
This database aggregates the international and multilingual scientific litterature on COVID-19. It is updated daily (Monday to Friday) from searches of bibliographic database searches, hand searching and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles.

Update Covid
Produced by : University hospital Bern
The University Hospital of Bern has listed articles related to COVID-19 in an English site.

Produced by: US National Library of Medicine
Curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus, providing a central access to relevant articles in PubMed.
Organized into 6 domains: General info, Mechanism, Transmission, Treatment, Case Report et Epidemic Forecasting.

Produced by: Hospices Civils of Lyon
Standardized selection and analysis of articles classified by level of evidence, area, etc.

COVID-19 webpage of the Revue médicale suisse
This page contains articles and news from this journal.

Automated Subject Searches in Medline Ovid SP
Produced by: Wolters Kluwer

Proposals for search strategies for PubMed,, Google Scholar
Produced by: Biomedical Information of the Dutch Library Association (KNVI)
Copy-paste the search block in the search interface of the intended database

Proposals for search strategies related to mental health for PubMed and
Produced by : Bibliothèque psychiatrique universitaire de Lausanne

Clinical decision support tools

Uptodate – Coronavirus disease 2019

Dynamed COVID-19

BMJ Best Practice COVID-19

Special collections from Cochrane and JBI

Cochrane Special collections-COVID-19
Produced by : Cochrane collaboration
These Special Collections assemble Cochrane Reviews in key topic areas relating to the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

JBI COVID-19 Special Collection
Produced by : Joanna Briggs Institute
This Special Collection includes JBI Evidence Summaries and JBI Recommended Practices in key topic areas related to the prevention, treatment and care procedures of COVID-19.

Ongoing clinical trials related to COVID-19


For further information

Public Healh England, Knowledge and Library Services team (KLS)
This page links to a series of resources, most of which are available in open-access
In particular : Resources from international organisations ; Special collections ; Guidelines

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