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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. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, with a lot of information being produced. This information can change frequently.

This guide provides some reliable resources of medical and health information from reputable resources. 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.


Tips for finding credible information

The following websites are useful to consider when searching for reliable and credible information on the Covid-19 infection and pandemic. 

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.

Retraction Watch has been tracking retractions of papers about COVID-19, which is updated as needed. Context and analysis is provided about each item that has been retracted.



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

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and there is a lot of information being produced that changes frequently. This guide provides some reliable resources of health information, however the resources contained here are not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Suggested starting points

The Conversation RSS Feed

Read the most recent COVID-19 articles from The Conversation, a collaboration between academics and journalists of research-based news and analysis, in an easy-to-read format. Content is free to read, and free to republish under Creative Commons.

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Monitoring reports and latest updates

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