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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

WRNMMC Specific Resources

WRNMMC COVID-19 Updates: Taking care of your wellbeing during COVID-19

WRNMMC COVID-19 Updates includes current SOPs, Guidance, Guidelines, and upcoming resiliency offerings. You MUST be on a WRNMMC networked computer to access the intranet.

Click here for WRNMMC's Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) INTRANET page: You MUST be on a WRNMMC networked computer to access the intranet. 

Department of Defense (DoD) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Implementation

COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit

Military COVID-19 Resources

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

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. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Department of Defense Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement


“We are committed to making the DoD a workplace of choice that is characterized by diversity, equality, and inclusion. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promote an environment free from barriers that may prevent personnel from realizing their potential and rising to the highest levels of responsibility within the Department. To that end, the Department continues to strengthen policies and procedures that promulgate the Diversity and Inclusion and Equal Opportunity missions. We continue to enhance diversity and ensure equality across our entire workforce. We believe diversity is the key to innovation, inclusion is imperative for cohesive teamwork, and equality is critical to Total Force readiness.”

“No matter how we experience racism and racial injustice,
we must be aware of it and work diligently to end it.”
COL Andrew Barr, 19 June 2020



  • The Roots of Health Inequity: A Web-Based Course for the Public Health Workforce
    • "An online learning collaborative and web-based course designed for the public health workforce. The site offers a starting place for those who want to address systemic differences in health and wellness that are actionable, unfair, and unjust. Based on a social justice framework, the course is an introduction to ground public health practitioners in concepts and strategies for taking action in everyday practice.

      Funded by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health in 2011, the course is open free of charge to any professional interested in addressing the root causes of health inequity. The course material is written primarily for local public health department staff at all levels. The interactive site includes five units and features a rich source of case studies, readings, presentations, video, audio, and group-directed discussions."


Harvard's Implicit Association Test (IAT)

"The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science."

Check out any of these books at the Darnall Medical Library. More on the way - stay tuned for updates. 

WRNMMC's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council and the Darnall Medical Library's Medical Humanism (MedHum) Book Club 2022: Black Man in a White Coat 

Facilitators: Sarah Clarke and Maia Magder


The Darnall Medical Library and WRNMMC’s DEI Council are collaborating in an effort to engage staff in conversations related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. This dovetails perfectly with the Darnall Library's MedHum Collection: curated books that explore the experiences of the scientific and medical community with an emphasis on storytelling.

This spring, we will begin hosting a series of discussions surrounding Dr. Damon Tweedy's Black Man in a White Coat. As participants read the book, it is our hope that they will keep an open mind, lean into their discomfort, learn from colleagues, and contribute to discussions in ways that are impactful. Ultimately, we hope that this experience provides participants with a meaningful opportunity to bring out the best in themselves and form connections with colleagues of the WRNMMC community. 

LOCATION: NICoE's Central Park- Building 51, Second Floor

DATES and TIMES: NOTE: The same session will run twice in one day allowing for more participation. To register, click on the time you'd like to attend. 

Sign up, spread the word to interested colleagues, and let's get READING!


Additional Topics

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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.

CDC's COVID-19 Vaccine Training Module

Healthcare Workers in Mask

The Immunization Healthcare Division in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presents the COVID-19 Vaccine Training: General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Health Care Providers Webinar. This COVID-19 Vaccine Training Webinar can be found at the following link: The webinar is also available for 2.0 Continuing Education (CE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits through the Defense Health Agency, J7, Continuing Education Program Office. To earn CE/CMEs, participants must complete the training on the CDC site, then register at the following link: and complete both the posttest/evaluation questions.

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