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

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


Global Coronavirus COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker
Produced by: Cytel Inc.
This real-time dashboard collates trials from several registers and maps them according to geographical, trial, patient, and intervention characteristics (more informations).

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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