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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources: Reference Materials

Find resources on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic through Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College.

Medical Resources

LitCovid - From NLM, this is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information.

McGraw-Hill Medical AccessMedicine COVID-19 Central – A repository of free, reliable medical information.

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center – A resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Leading research to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Reliable Government Information Resources - The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary - This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

Coronavirus Videos - CDC offers free resources including informational videos.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - If you want to know, How It Spreads? How to Protect Yourself? What are Symptoms & Testing? What is CDC Doing?

Global Health Policy COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker - This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from novel coronavirus by country, the trend in case and death counts by country, and a global map showing which countries have cases and deaths. The data are drawn directly from official coronavirus situation reports released regularly by the WHO.

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19 - Learn more about who is most vulnerable to COVID-19?

Printed Resources - Print out handbooks and posters.

Protect Yourself and Your Family - How to prepare your family, protect your health and what to do if you are sick.

Sign Up for Email Updates - Sign-up for weekly updates concerning COVID-19.

Steps to Prevent Illness - There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

Watch for Symptoms - Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

What's New - Keep up with the latest information.

CDC Newsroom - Journal Summaries from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Emerging Infectious Diseases journal and the Preventing Chronic Disease Weekly.


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Infection Map - University of Washington GIS -Track and visualize confirmed cases, confirmed active cases, recovered cases, & deaths. Map local & global trends.

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracking Map - Shows cumulative and active known cases worldwide.

Global Information

World Health Organization (WHO) - Rolling updates on coronavirus disease to analyse data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks.

Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention - China CDC is a governmental and national-level technical organization specialized in disease control and prevention and public health.

BBC - British Broadcast Company (BBC) covers world news.

Miscellaneous Resources

Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education - Information and resources for institutions of higher education provided by the CDC.

Statista Facts: Impact of COVID-19 on Global Economy - Statistics and data.

State Library of Ohio Coronavirus - Information and Resources - Lists of information, resources, and learning opportunities.

Evaluating Information and Fact-Checking

ALA: Libraries Respond: Combating Xenophobia and Fake News in light of COVID-19 - Selected resources for learning the facts about Coronavirus and examples of how libraries are interrupting not only the spread of misinformation but also related racism and xenophobia.

Ask a Scientist about COVID-19 - Answers to questions about COVID-19 from the Federation of American Scientists. on COVID-19 - Fact-checking news stories and debunking false claims.

Misinformation Tracking Center - News & information sites in the US, UK, France, Italy, & Germany that have been identified as publishing materially false information about the coronavirus.

Snopes on COVID-19 - Fact-checking COVID-19 information on the internet.

Coronavirus Rumor Control - from FEMA - FEMA responses to "myths".