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Research Resources on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Welcome

The Rowan University Medical Libraries created this guide to authoritative information resources to support the health information needs of the investigators at schools of medicine and the Rowan University researchers at-large.


This research guide was created to compile a list of known resources to help with the research and understanding of the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

If you are looking for general information about the virus provided by Rowan University, please visit:

This guide will only be used to centrally compile resources for general research information seeking.  Sources featured on this guide are from vetted government organizations and high-quality health information databases provided by Rowan University Libraries electronic database subscriptions.  

The guide is broken up into subject areas for ease in navigation:
- Patient & Consumer Information: 

Patient information handouts
Links to Freely available health information
Health information literacy tools 

- Information for Health Professionals

Link to datasets
PubMed and other National Library of Medicine resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention information for health professionals

- Rowan University Libraries Subscription Resources

Sample search strategies for health databases
News resources
RSS feeds of recently published literature
Get Help from a Rowan Medical Librarian: Link to the library's literature search request form

COVID-19 Image courtesy of the Center for Disease Control.

Information about this map.

Healthmap, an infectious disease surveillance platform out of Boston Children’s Hospital, keeps its map up to date by aggregating several sources, including online publications, official reports, and eyewitness accounts. Check out the repository for a full list of sources.

For more information see: 

- Link to a blog post about this map: CLICK HERE

- Additional map of cases of COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins  Center for Systems Science and Engineering: CLICK HERE

All the content on this guide is free for reuse under the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 License