The Open Research Team at Cardiff University Library Service, which includes Cardiff University Press, is compiling a list of Open Access resources related to COVID-19. All the links in the list refer to authoritative publications written by experts, and are available for anyone with an internet connection to read or download.
We are doing this because information is power: it can save lives, if it gets to the right people who need it. Please take a look at the resources and share them widely with whoever you think should read them.
We would like to thank our University colleagues at the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE) for their invaluable help in compiling the list. This is the first instalment: we are still adding to the list, so look out for our next blog post.
American portal site from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. “…a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.” Currently over 3,000 relevant articles, all included in the PubMed database. Data can be downloaded in TSV or RIS format.
PubMed Central (PMC)
COVID-19 resources: https://tinyurl.com/wgbx3lb
General coronavirus resources: https://tinyurl.com/s7ymjvz
Online collections of resources on COVID-19 and other coronaviruses – co-ordinated by the US National Library of Medicine and representing 40 different academic publishers around the world.
World Health Organisation (WHO) – COVID-19 database
This is updated daily (Monday to Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, tables of contents of relevant journals, and other relevant scientific articles that come to WHO’s attention. Articles are searchable by author, keyword (title, author, journal), journal, or general topic, and can be downloaded free of charge. To see the most recently added citations, select “Newest updates”.
Digital Science: Dimensions COVID-19 resources
Database of relevant resources which can be exported as a spreadsheet and accessed via Google or on Figshare. Contains research publications, datasets and (via the spreadsheet) clinical trial information. Updated daily – currently more than 6,600 resources included. Over two-thirds of resources are Open Access.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM): Evidence Service
Freely accessible summaries of medical evidence to answer specific questions about COVID-19 – updated regularly.
Special Collections: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/special-collections
COVID-19 – Fertility and Pregnancy: https://cgf.cochrane.org/news/covid-19-coronavirus-disease-fertility-and-pregnancy
Rapid Reviews: https://www.cochrane.org/cochranes-work-rapid-reviews-response-covid-19
The Cochrane Library medical database is creating Special Collections of systematic reviews on aspects of COVID-19, including Infection control and prevention measures and Evidence relevant to critical care. The Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group is also collecting important resources, guidance and advice statements on COVID-19, fertility and pregnancy into a spreadsheet which can be downloaded from the website. Cochrane is currently working on a number of fast-tracked systematic reviews on COVID-19 related topics for its Rapid Reviews series.
F1000Research: Disease Outbreaks gateway site
Free access to COVID-19 research papers (before, during and after peer review).
“We welcome all types of publications and documents related to coronavirus, including but not limited to: clinical trials, clinical case reports, epidemiological modelling, transmission dynamics, collaboratively written policies, protocols, and any other information that needs to be shared in a timely manner.”
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