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Health Services Library for NHS Staff: COVID-19

Systematic map of evidence on Covid-19

The EPPI-Centre have produced this living systematic map of evidence on COVID-19

It is due to be updated weekly.

Search details can be found under the ‘about’ section.

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice is a "point of care evidence tool". Download the app for instant access to the latest evidence and guidance on thousands of conditions. Purchased for all NHS staff in England, you can access it with your OpenAthens account.

NICE Evidence Search

NICE Evidence Search is a simple search tool that connects you to evidence and information from around the UK and NHS. A range of filters allows you to focus your search on guidelines, policies, evidence summaries and many other topic areas.

UK Government Response

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HSTalks - The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Just released: new interviews on the Covid-19 pandemic​

The first, with Prof. Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa, discusses how our current knowledge of the SARS-COV-2 virus may be utilised for better containment of the Covid-19 pandemic and faster development of therapies and vaccines. The second interview, with Prof. Gary Kobinger of Laval University in Canada, provides an up-to-date overview of the global efforts to develop a vaccine against the SARS-COV-2 virus.

These interviews are published Open Access.

SARS-COV-2 vaccine development: where are we now? Prof. Gary Kobinger - Laval University, Canada 6th April 2020

SARS-COV-2: What we need to know and possible future therapies Prof. Stanley Perlma, University of Iowa, USA  5th April 2020

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

WHO is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. This database represents a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature on the topic. While it may not be exhaustive, new research is added regularly. Here are some of the selected topics:

HEE Clinical decision support: Coronavirus evidence sources

Welcome to the COVID-19 Literature Search Bank, a central repository for literature searches on COVID-19

HEE is facilitating the sharing of good quality searches and strategies related to COVID-19 to save time and reduce duplication across NHS Libraries.

COVID-19 Literature Search Bank

Welcome to the COVID-19 Literature Search Bank, a central repository for literature searches on COVID-19.

HEE is facilitating the sharing of good quality searches and strategies related to COVID-19 to save time and reduce duplication across NHS Libraries.  

A group of expert searchers from across the country has helped inform this tool and are providing light touch reviews of incoming searches to enable timely sharing of the community’s work.

Children and COVID-19 Research Library

UNDER DEVELOPMENT UNICEF Innocenti's curated library of COVID-19 + Children research

COVID-19 Review Article

Features, Evaluation and Treatment Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Marco Cascella; Michael Rajnik; Arturo Cuomo; Scott C. Dulebohn; Raffaela Di Napoli.

Search PubMed

Find COVID-19 articles on PubMed (title only search). If the article you want isn't available in full text, you can request it via the library's "inter-library loan" service.

Clarivate Analytics

COVID-19 resources from Clarivate Analytics (owners of Web of Science and many other resources).


  • Request complimentary access to Cortellis Drug Discovery Intelligence
  • Access "Disease Insights: Coronaviruses" - free report from Clarivate

RCOG: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection and Pregnancy

COVID-19: Finding the Evidence (PHE)

"The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team (KLS) has produced this page to help those working on the current coronavirus outbreak embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily practice."

UHS Research

UHS Research recently launched a dedicated paged, which provides useful info about COVID-19, including a list of current studies and information for researchers/sponsors.    

WHO Tweets