This is our third blog post highlighting freely accessible resources related to COVID-19. If you’ve missed the first two, you can access the first one here and the second one here. As before, the links will direct you to authoritative publications, written by experts and available for anyone with an internet connection to read or download. Please share the resources as widely as possible.
This list includes some resources that were previously accessible only with a subscription or by paying a one-off fee; due to the current pandemic, these resources have been made freely available for the first time.
Non-profitmaking UK website for Open Access research publications, maintained by the Open University and Jisc. Currently over 19,000 relevant articles on COVID-19 and over 55,000 on coronaviruses generally.
CORD-19: COVID-19 Open Research Dataset
Free resource of more than 130,000 scholarly articles about COVID-19, updated daily. Analytical tools have been developed and made available on the website to help researchers explore the content. Created by the Semantic Scholar team at the Allen Institute for AI, Seattle, USA, in partnership with leading research groups. Semantic Scholar is a team of researchers and engineers working to reduce information overload in the scientific/technical community.
Selection of key research papers on COVID-19. “In addition to curated content, it also lists the related reading that [Academia’s] algorithms have found for those papers.” Over 24,500 relevant full-text papers currently available to download.
ResearchGate COVID-19 Research Community
Online academic research community that can be used “to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 research as it happens, get help and support others, and contribute to the body of research the international community is using to combat the current crisis”. Includes papers from more than 78,000 authors, and a useful page of resources and links to other sites.
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
Search engine providing a broad overview of Open Access academic resources. A BASE keyword search for COVID-19 will currently find nearly 101,000 sources; nearly 82,000 of these are Open Access.
Epistemonikos/L·OVE Working Group
Systematic reviews, preliminary reports and blog posts on COVID-19 from the Epistemonikos Foundation, a non-profitmaking organisation “working to bring scientific evidence closer to everyone making health decisions”. L·OVE (Living Overview of the Evidence) is Epistemonikos’ platform for maintaining up-to-date scientific evidence for specific health topics.
New England Journal of Medicine/NEJM Group
“A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary. All journal content related to the Covid-19 pandemic is freely available.” Other services and content available to subscribers only.
COVID-19 related research (articles and standards) “free to access for the duration of the global health crisis, with additional rights for all types of reuse, including full text and data mining, and analysis”.