Finding COVID-19 Information


Last Updated 5/26/2020

Organizations across the globe have put together resources for finding and accessing information about COVID-19. Here is a growing list:

ASCO Coronavirus Resources
Information for cancer patients and physicians from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

CDC COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Research Guide
A guide to articles, search strategies, statistics, and websites on COVID-19.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service
A selection of clinical questions answered using the highest level evidence available.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—For Beginners to Experts
A University of British Columbia resource compiling international resources, database search strategies, and other information.

The COVID-19 & Cancer Consortium
A consortium of over 100 cancer centers and organizations  collecting data about cancer patients who have been infected with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor
Offers a cross-country analysis of health system responses and key policy lessons from COVID-19. Focuses primarily on European countries.

COVID-19 Live Literature Searches
The Australian Library and Information Association has developed PubMed searches for COVID-related information and link to results on this page. 

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)
A free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses.

COVID-19 Resource Center
The ECRI Institute offers evidence assessments and other resources for healthcare professionals and patients.

An openly accessible application that contains publications, data sets, and clinical trials on COVID-19. 

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center
Along with its global map tracking COVID-19 cases, Hopkins now offers breakdowns at the US county level and visualizations of epidemiological trends.

A curated literature hub of COVID-19 articles in PubMed, from the National Library of Medicine.

NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines
Frequently updated guidelines based on published and preliminary data and clinical expertise.

Public Health England
A collection of open-access resources compiled by the PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team.

Society of Critical Care Medicine Emergency Resources: COVID-19
Guidelines, strategy documents, checklists, online training, and more.

Synapse – COVID-19
MSK-authored COVID-19 publications.

WHO: Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
A WHO database of the latest COVID-19 findings.

Journals and Publishers

Journals and publishers are offering portals to their COVID-19 content, some free to all and some available via the Library through remote access:

BMJ Best Practice
The Lancet
The New England Journal of Medicine

Do you need other specific COVID-19 information? Please ASK US!

Research in Genetics to Help with Cancer Treatment Decisions

A new study by researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found that patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had germline or somatic mutations in DNA repair genes responded better to platinum-based chemotherapy compared to patients without those mutations. The study was published in Clinical Cancer Research. Dr. O’Reilly, senior author on the study, pointed out that “The results underscore the importance of genetic testing in newly diagnosed patients to help refine treatment decisions.”

Another genetic study demonstrated for the first time that not only genetic mutations but pre-existing genetics can promote metastatic cancer spread. The research led by a team from Rockefeller University was published in Nature Medicine.

We’re Offline for Memorial Day

The MSK Library’s virtual services will be offline on Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. We will be back online on Tuesday, May 26. 

Please visit our virtual services page to learn more about how we are supporting the MSK community while our physical space is closed. We are here to support your research and information needs – just Ask Us

Want a good long weekend read? Check out our newly released Library Report, highlighting our activities from 2018 and 2019. 

Stay safe and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

The New PubMed is Here!

If you’ve visited PubMed lately, chances are you’ve noticed it has a new look and feel. The “new” PubMed is now the default search interface for PubMed, replacing the legacy version. In addition to a new look, the new PubMed offers a mobile optimized site and new search features. 

Want to learn more about the new PubMed? Register for our next open workshop on May 20. 

And remember, if you have questions or need help with the new PubMed, just Ask Us!