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Trying to make sense of coronavirus COVID-19? News, data, and government sources
I like these Canadian reporters, Branswell. They consistently link to a other good sources.
CDC and other government agencies
Research -- Where to start
You will still probably want to start with PubMed. But see LitCoVid version, link just below.
Note -- These are not the best links for full text access to content other than for coronavirus Covid-19.
Datrmouth Atlas; Point of care resources; Translational resources
Recent overviews -- Where we stand; Information literacy and the coronavirus.
Interview with John Barry, historian of the 1918-1919 flu, by Sean Illing, Vox (news). 2020. “The Most Important Lesson of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Tell the Damn Truth.”
Begley, Sharon, and Helen Branswell. 2020. “How We Can Avoid Screwing up the Response to Covid-19 Again.” Stat
, June 5, 2020. https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/05/how-world-can-avoid-screwing-covid-19-response-again/
Information Literacy and the information chaos around Covid-19
SIFTing through the coronavirus pandemic -- Mike Caulfield's good information habits
Note that the first practice is to STOP. Slow down. (Let the emotion flow away.)
Also see our library presentation, Combatting Covid-19 Misinformation and Disinformation, video and slides.
Harris, Lauren. 2020. “The Pandemic and the Information Network.” Columbia Journalism Review
, May 22, 2020. https://www.cjr.org/analysis/covid-19-coronavirus-uncertainty.php
Zimmer, Carl. 2020. “How You Should Read Coronavirus Studies, or Any Science Paper.” The New York Times
, June 1, 2020, sec. Science. https://www.nytimes.com/article/how-to-read-a-science-study-coronavirus.html
Health Science Librarians -- Readings recommended by Dean Giustini. Also see his Coronavirus 2019 Wiki (and his Twitter feed).
Ashrafi-rizi, Hasan, and Zahra Kazempour. 2020. “Information Typology in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis; a Commentary.” Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine 8 (1). https://doi.org/10.22037/aaem.v8i1.591.
Naeem, Salman Bin, and Rubina Bhatti. 2020. “The Covid-19 ‘Infodemic’: A New Front for Information Professionals.” Health Information & Libraries Journal n/a (n/a). https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12311.
Shokraneh, Farhad. 2020. “Keeping up with Studies on Covid-19: Systematic Search Strategies and Resources.” BMJ 369 (April). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1601.
Shokraneh, Farhad, and Tony Russell-Rose. 2020. “Lessons from COVID-19 to Future Evidence Synthesis Efforts: First Living Search Strategy and out of Date Scientific Publishing and Indexing Industry.” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, April. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.04.014.
Need help? I'm available: email wiswellj@, Zoom, chat, appointment. Zoom by appointment. Email if these times don't work.
April 12- sporadically at first -- I'll be back at Belk Library and at Levine. Ask for me or make an appointment.
Contact -- John Wiswell
Health Sciences Librarian
Available for students, faculty, and staff.