Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Relevant journal articles and resources available for free by various publishers and organisations.

A 3D medical illustration of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, derived from a CDC released image.
The cross-section shows the inner components of the virus. [CC BY-SA]

If you are a patient, please visit the Royal Cornwall Hospitals website for advice.

An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time from the John Hopkin’s University

Information hubs

BMJ’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) Hub
Practical guidance, online CPD courses, latest news, comment, and research from the BMJ

Elsevier – Novel Coronavirus Information Center
Clinical information, research/drug discovery, public health information and patient resources.

Lancet – COVID-19 Resource Centre
COVID-19 content from across The Lancet journals as it is published. All COVID-19 content is free to access.

National Library of Medicine
News, clinical studies and journal articles on Coronavirus from the National Library of Medicine.

Access to journals published by Springer, AdisInsight for profiles of drug development programs, Nano for the effects of nanomaterials on coronavirus and Springer Nature Experiments for relevant design protocols.

World Health Organisation
News, public advice, travel advice, reports and more from the WHO.

Point of care tools/clinical decision support resources

BMJ Best Practice
Step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention using evidence based methodology and expert opinion.

Information on the diagnosis and management of Coronavirus, and infection control.

UpToDate – Clinical Effectiveness COVID-19 Resources
Clinical effectiveness Coronavirus resources available to all.

Guidelines and policies

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US)
Guidance and advice on Coronavirus from the CDC.

Department of Health and Social Care (UK)
The latest number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk level in the UK.

Health Education England Coronavirus Overview
Up-to-date guidance and information from HEE, Government, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

NICE – Guidelines and evidence
Rapid guidelines and evidence summaries on Coronavirus from NICE.

Evidence-based summaries

Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Aimed at healthcare professionals working within the NHS in UK, and providing first contact or primary healthcare. This CKS is largely based on Public Health England (PHE) guidance and contains guidance from NICE.

Evidenceaid – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Collection
Evidence Aid is a not-for-profit organisation which specialises in summarising the best-available evidence about how to effectively prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.

JBI COVID-19 Special Collection
Includes JBI Evidence Summaries that provide a summary of the best available evidence including best practice recommendations and JBI Recommended Practices that provide standardised, detailed descriptions of best practice care procedures.

Public Health England (UK)
Services, news, , policies, guidance, research and statistics on Coronavirus from PHE.

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine – Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service
Rapid reviews of primary care questions relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, updated regularly.

Journal collections and databases

Cambridge University Press
Free articles and book chapters from Cambridge University Press published resources.

Chinese journal database.

Cochrane Library – Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care
The aim of this Special Collection is to ensure immediate access to systematic reviews most directly relevant to the management of people hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infections

Cochrane Library – Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
The aim of this Special Collection is to ensure immediate access to systematic reviews most directly relevant to the prevention of infection.

MAG Online Library
Free access journal articles on Coronavirus, hand hygiene and PPE, and ICU skills from the MAG Online Library.

medRxiv/bioRxiv – COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints
A platform for researchers to share their work for feedback before publication.
Important: These are preliminary reports that have not been peer-reviewed.

New England Journal of Medicine
A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Oxford University Press
Journal articles, book chapters, blogs and other resources.

RCNi – COVID-19 resource centre for nurses 
A collection of free news and evidence-based resources relevant to the COVID-19

Free access to coronavirus related articles and books.

World Health Organisation – Global research on Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
This database represents a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature and also links to trials registeries.

Latest articles from the BMJ, Lancet, NEJM and JAMA


Arterial Blood Gas Analysis - making it easyM&K Update
Mechanical Ventilation: Physiology and Practice (2nd edition)Oxford University Press
Medical Ventilator System Basics: A clinical guideOxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine (4th edition)Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Critical CareOxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing (2nd edition)Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Medicine (3rd edition)Oxford University Press
Oxford Medicine Online e-book collectionOxford University Press
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Respiratory Care: Assessment and ManagementM&K Update
Ward-based Critical Care: A guide for health professionalsM&K Update

E-learning resources

BMJ Learning – free online courses
Free online courses on Coronavirus, critical care, infection control, airways management, and many more.

Health Education England e-learning resources
HEE has launched a range of learning pathways for nurses, midwives and AHPs as part of the e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) COVID-19 programme.

Kingsfund – Leading through Covid-19
These pages aim to provide support to health and care leaders, whether you are working in the NHS, social care, public health or the voluntary and independent sector.

Background reading

How hand sanitisers protect against infections
What’s in hand sanitisers and how effective are they in comparison to hand washing? This graphic takes a look.

Oxford University Press – History of Outbreaks Collection
While we cannot predict exactly when or where the next epidemic or pandemic will begin, we can explore and learn from outbreaks of the past.

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