Academic resources

To support you in your response to the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we've compiled a list of resources which provide access to all the latest research, guides and point-of-care tools. All of the providers below are allowing free access to their resources and the content is updated regularly. The Knowledge Network (linked below) also provides a really good gateway to a variety of resources including information from the BMJ, Cochrane Library, Elsevier, the Lancet and many more.

The library reading room is currently closed to all visitors but we are still here to help you with any queries. If you need any help locating resources, carrying out literatures searches, inter-library loans etc will do our very best to help. You can contact us at

WHO - Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and compiling it in a database. The database is updated daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles.

Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

TMAID publishes original papers and reviews covering all aspects of travel medicine and infectious disease. Read more here.

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

A Free, Open Resource for the Global Research Community - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 44,000 scholarly articles, including over 29,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.

LitCovid (NIH NLM)

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1724 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

JAMA Network

Browse the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection, including Q&A's with NIAID's Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

Europe PMC

Peer-reviewed research articles and reprints.

The Knowledge Network - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Provides relevant information to support clinicians in their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In The Knowledge Network you’ll find access to a wide variety of free resources including research, eBooks, clinical information and point of care/decision making tools. There is also guidance for healthcare professionals, learning tools, and support for remote working. The site is updated regularly.

BMJ's Coronavirus (covid-19) Hub

BMJ's covid-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. The content is free and updated daily.

Ravenpack - Coronavirus News Monitor

Latest news and trending topics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore news indexes that track important themes tied to the Coronavirus, monitor the geographical impact, and get real-time updates on relevant news from thousands of sources across the globe. Read more here.

ResearchGate - Covid-19

ResearchGate can help by providing products and tools to help connect researchers with the publications, data, and other researchers they need to advance their work and combat COVID-19. You'll find over 13,000 publication pages, 10,500 researchers and 3,000 Q&A's.

COVID-19 Research Repository - Public Health Scotland

This repository contains a comprehensive collection of Scottish COVID-19 research. This includes research about COVID-19 in Scotland as well as research on COVID-19 undertaken by Scottish researchers. Read more here.

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