COVID-19 key resources

This page has been created by ALIA Health Libraries Australia.


There are so many COVID-19 resources that it can be overwhelming. This page just has some core resources for busy clinicians, along with reasons they might be useful. Always consult your affiliated health service or government department first. Feedback & suggestions are welcome. Tip - right click on a link to open in a new tab.


On this page you can find: 


 Summaries  |  Trending  |  Ahead of print  |  Clinical trials  |  Searching  |  More 



Resource Why use?
DynaMedUpToDate and BMJ Best Practice

Clinically aligned overviews

Easily go to relevant area of interest (e.g. prognosis)

Update tab (DynaMed) or button (Best Practice) shows recent changes to guidance



Extensive listing of guidelines by specialty and country

Oxford Rapid Reviews

Reviews of various Covid topics, updated regularly

National Evidence Taskforce Australian Living guidelines and decision flowcharts


Resource Why use?

Covid-19 Primer

Provides trending papers, terms, topics etc

Scroll down past the pink graph to view these

Daily briefing available

Faculty of 1000

Articles recommended (and why) can be viewed


Use Most Read and Most Recommended tabs

No login required

Ahead of print

Resource Why use?

MedRxiv / BioRxiv / SSRN


Provides trending papers, terms, topics etc

Scroll down past the pink graph to view these

Daily briefing available

NOTE - not peer reviewed

PrePrint Google Search

Search multiple ahead of print resources at once with Google



Reviews of preprint articles

NOTE - ORCID login required


clinical trials 

Resource Why use?


Trials at a glance


Directory of sites providing trials information




View left panel for interventions with information

NOTE - experimental service




Resource Why use?
WHO Global Literature

Covid specific collection with many useful limits (left hand panel)

Simple search syntax (e.g. ti:PCR AND ti:diagnos*)

Includes articles not found in PubMed





Filter to specific topics (e.g. Treatment) by using the menu at the topic of the page

RSS alerts possible

PubMed Live Searches




One click PubMed searches on 35+ topics

Create alerts for these topics

Use the base Covid-19 search as a starting point for your own searches




Resource Why use?


Visualization of relationships

Research Data   

Extensive collection of data sources

Use left hand panel to navigate

Semantic Scholar

Can create intelligent alert by voting on papers (More like this etc)


Technology Resources for COVID-19 Directory of software and online platforms


As well as articles, it is strong on patents which can hold useful information not available elsewhere


AI used to suggest whether a citing article is supportive or contradicting

Quickly view the text in the paper where the article was cited for context 

NOTE - Chrome browser extension

Sinequa search

Watch short video

This page is accurate as of 1 May 2020 and will be updated as required.