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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Scholarly Literature

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (COVID-19) represents a significant and urgent threat to global health. Therefore, many publishers, like the ones below, are participating in the free exchange of current health information in order to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives. You can learn more at the Wellcome Trust.

Government and Organizational Resources


Click here for WRNMMC's Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) INTRANET page

You MUST be on a WRNMMC networked computer to access the intranet page. 

Military Specific Resources

YouTube was recently blocked on WRNMMC computers, so you may need to use personal phones/iPads to view educational videos.  

Educational Resources


Guidance and Tools for Providers (for training, please select the Education tab)

 De-stress & Mindfulness

Communication with Patients

Literature Searching

Ask a librarian for assistance with a literature search

​A lit search is searching a database for targeted results on your topic

  • Contact us for a lit search for these types of questions:
    • Patient care questions (extremely quick turn-around, not as in-depth searching)
    • Questions with clinical implications (fast turn-around with some lee-way depending on the extent of research)
    • Questions related to grand rounds and presentations (we always try to meet your deadlines),
    • Research/QI project searching 

Results will typically be delivered as a list or link to citations

  • We may attach some PDFs to give you a quick start
  • We can send you results as an Endnote Library or word document of citation + abstract if that is your preferred format. 

Other related pieces to lit searching:

  • We're happy to teach you to search literature efficiently on your own
  • We can consult on best keywords, phrases, and controlled vocabulary for your searches if you want to work with us instead of have us conduct the search for you. 
  • We can also work with you to see if there have been similar papers/projects done in the past, though rule-out searches are tricky based on database availability. 
  • We offer assistance with extensive/long-term research projects such as systematic reviews/meta-analysis/scoping reviews, but we request that you meet with us so we can discuss library services and timeframes.

Request document delivery if you're looking for full-text PDFs for citations you've found

Set up a an NCBI account

My NCBI allows you to save searches, save collections of citations, manage filters, and save site preferences for major NCBI databases in PubMed.

We recommend setting up a free account (you don't have to use your address) so you can have personalized features, such as the links to full text results, highlighting of your search results, and the abstracts displayed when you search rather than just the summaries of articles.

Once you've created an account, go to the Filters box, click on "Manage Filters" and then select "Link Out". In the box, type in "Darnall" and check off both the boxes for filter and link icon. Next, in the search box, type in "Free Full Text," and check off the box for "filter."

Now you can go back to the top of the screen and click on "MyNCBI" again to customize your results display. Choose "NCBI Site Preferences" then, on the next page, change your highlighting preferences to a color of your choice (it is probably default to a non-color), and your "result display setting" to "abstract" and whichever number you choose instead of summary. You're all set and ready to search!

More information on NCBI accounts (there's a lot more to them, including saved searches)

Signing up for an account

MyNCBI Site Help


Tips and Tricks for Teleworking during COVID-19

The Darnall Medical Library Team are here to assist WRNMMC!

  • Need assistance with retrieving articles related to COVID-19? Click here. 
  • Looking for librarian assistance with a clinical care question or searching the literature?  Click here. 
  • Looking for librarian assistance with research? Click here. 

Bias in Medicine - Work in progress

Content coming soon!

LitCovid from NLM/PubMed

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to over a thousand relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.

Contact the Darnall Medical Library (DML)

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CDC Handwashing Guide

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