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Library and other information resources about SARS-CoV -2 /COVID-19

Trying to make sense of coronavirus COVID-19? News, data, and government sources

I like these Canadian reporters, Branswell (and Belluz, who is on maternity leave)  They consistently link to a other good sources.map of Covid-19 in eastern North America 3/5/2020 (Johns Hopkins)

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.  These publishers are offering Covid-19 landing pages and making all content free.

Datrmouth Atlas; Point of care resources; Translational resources

Dartmouth Atlas Project -- Mapping COVID-19

This "translational" website looks useful (by Indiana U./Purdue/Notre Dame):

Expert Reviews of Relevant and Emerging Literature

Expert Responses to Key Questions

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 STOPSlow 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.

Summer and Fall 2020

Need help? I'm available: email wiswellj@, Zoom, chat, appointment, (with 6 ft. spacing) at Levine 542F or Library, wherever.   Zoom by appointment, but almost any time.

Contact -- John Wiswell

John Wiswell  
Health Sciences Librarian
wiswellj@appstate.edu
Levine Hall 542F and Belk Library 225   (828)262-7853
Available for consultations with students, faculty, and staff. 
I work with distance and on-campus students.  Web conferencing is available, by appointment.  I can also do workshops for groups.