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This guide is meant to provide educational resources about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)    

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.

Getting Started

Getting Started

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.

Public Health Sites 

Allegheny County Department of Health

Pennsylvania Department of Health

US Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)


Allegheny County COVID-19 Map

Pennsylvania County Map

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map

WHO COVID-19 Dashboard/Map 

List of COVID-19 Dashboards/Maps
Links to global & local/country maps

Publisher Sites

Information websites from selected publishers:

American Medical Association

Elsevier Science

The Lancet

New England Journal of Medicine


Springer Nature 


News Sources

Selected news sources:

Newspaper Source
40+ US & international newspapers

U.S. Newsstream
900+ US newspapers

International Newsstream
600+ international newspapers

Covid Tracking Project (The Atlantic)
Tracks testing results at a state level



Health Sciences Research

Researching COVID-19

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.

Health Sciences Databases 

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

CORD-19 Explorer
Searches the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset using AI

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
Provides openly available research related to the COVID-19 outbreak

Preprint Servers

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.

Other Databases 

Try one of the databases below or visit Gumberg Library's All Databases A-Z page for a full list of databases available.

Getting Help

Getting Help

We encourage Duquesne students, faculty & staff who need help with their research to contact us:

Ask Gumberg
Phone, Text, Online Chat

Appointment with a Librarian
Available via Teleconference or Phone

Scopus Article Feed

Staying Current

Click the feed below to see new articles about COVID-19 added to PubMed:

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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.


Additional Feeds 

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

Getting Help

Fighting Misinformation

Selected trustworthy sources that debunk COVID-19 rumors:

Allegheny County Health Department

Centers for Disease Control

Federal Emergency Management Agency

World Health Organization

Access Limited

Access to selected resources is limited to currently registered Duquesne University students, faculty & staff.