This guide presents information for students and faculty interested in doing research about COVID-19. For Duquesne University’s official response see the
Duquesne University Update Regarding COVID-19.
In February 2020 the World Health Organization named the disease COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The virus that causes COVID-19 is "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (SARS-CoV-2). It was previously referred to as 2019-nCoV.
Allegheny County Department of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health
US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map
List of COVID-19 Dashboards/Maps
Links to global & local/country maps
Information websites from selected publishers:
New England Journal of Medicine
Selected news sources:
40+ US & international newspapers
900+ US newspapers
600+ international newspapers
Covid Tracking Project (The Atlantic)
Tracks testing results at a state level
Use the following search terms to begin your research on COVID-19:
“coronavirus 2019” OR “2019 ncov” OR ncov OR “covid 19” OR “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” OR “sars cov 2” OR “novel coronavirus”
If you would like to do a more comprehensive PubMed search, check out this free article in PMC or Ask Gumberg.
Major biomedical database. 40+ publishers provide free access to COVID-19 / coronavirus articles in PubMed Central.
Major biomedical database with strong international coverage
Global Index Medicus
Additional international biomedical coverage. Does not link to Duquesne holdings.
Biomedical plus additional science & engineering coverage
EBSCOhost Health Sciences Databases
Biomedical with additional coverage in nursing, pharmacy, & psychology
Searches the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset using AI
ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
Provides openly available research related to the COVID-19 outbreak
Preliminary studies that are not yet peer-reviewed. Preprints help you track emerging research but do not represent established clinical practice or science.
COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv
Constantly updating links to new studies about SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19
Biology preprints. Created by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Health sciences preprints. Created by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Yale, & BMJ.
Try one of the databases below or visit Gumberg Library's All Databases A-Z page for a full list of databases available.
We encourage Duquesne students, faculty & staff who need help with their research to contact us:
Phone, Text, Online Chat
Appointment with a Librarian
Available via Teleconference or Phone
Click the feed below to see new articles about COVID-19 added to PubMed:
To see full text links, login to PubMed/NCBI. For more information, see "Note for NCBI Users" at the bottom of the Finding Full Text in PubMed page.
COVID-19 Portfolio Tool
Articles & preprints from PubMed, arXiv, bioRxiv, ChemRxiv, medRxiv, Research Square & SSRN, curated by NIH
Hub for COVID-19 & related coronavirus literature in PubMed, curated by NLM
AI-generated feed produced by Wiley/Atypon
Selected trustworthy sources that debunk COVID-19 rumors:
Allegheny County Health Department
Federal Emergency Management Agency