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Covid-19: Finding reliable information

Advice for finding reliable information on Covid-19 (disease) and SARS-CoV-2 (virus causing Covid-19)

Reliable information on Covid-19 and SARS-CoV-2

Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.  This has now become a
worldwide pandemic.  

This guide is designed to assist you with making sense of things by locating reliable research about Covid-19 and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing Covid-19).

You can either browse through our curated list of Covid-19 research or you can find your own current research by using search sets provided.

You might find the “How To Spot Fake News, COVID-19 Edition” info graphic by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) useful to consider when reviewing material on Covid-19 for its credibility.



Be aware that this guide does not replace the University's advice on Covid-19.

Suggested starting points:

Feng, H., Deng, Y., & Li, W. (2020) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVIDÔÇÉ19): What we know?  Journal of Medical Virology, Advance Online Publication.

Habibzadeh, P., & Stoneman, E.K. (2020)  The Novel Coronavirus: A Bird's Eye ViewThe International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 11(2)65-71. doi: 10.15171/ijoem.2020.1921

Wu, Z. & McGoogan, J.M. (2020) Characteristics of and Important Lessons from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: Summary of a Report of 72314 Cases From the Chinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionJAMA, Advance Online Publication. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.2648