COVID-19 Live Literature Searches

TOPICS 35+ PubMed Searches

GENERAL PREVENTION DIAGNOSIS MANAGEMENT HEALTH SERVICES OTHER
COVID-19 Personal and protective equipment (PPE) Screening Therapeutics Surge planning Immunity
LitCOVID Infection prevention Diagnostic testing Populations Education and training Rehabilitation
COVID-19 Evidence Search Containment Diagnostic imaging Complications Staff wellbeing Telehealth
  Forecasting   By speciality    

This page provides automatic PubMed searches on a range of COVID-19 topics. MLA also has searches available.

  • If you are a librarian and would like to contribute a search, please contact us. Noticed a search error or improvement? Use the library link under the search to contact the library involved directly.
  • If you are a clinician and would like to suggest a search, please contact your health service library. If you don’t have a health service library (or it is closed/understaffed), please contact us.

PubMed may not have the very latest publications available as it takes some time to index content. Consider also the preprint servers (Caution - not yet peer reviewed) MedRxiv, bioRxiv and SSRNGoogle Scholar can also be useful for very recent publications.


Preferred Browser: Any modern browser (Chrome, Firefox etc). If you have to use Internet Explorer then you may need to copy the search URL (right click on the search name and copy link address or similar).

Full Text: Most of the COVID-19 literature is open access with immediate access to full text. If not however, contact your health service library or try one of these other options. 1) If your Library subscribes to BrowZine then install the Chrome extension LibKey Nomad for much easier access to full text PDFs. 2) If your Library uses PubMed OTool then open up PubMed (using the special URL) in another tab before using the links on this page.

Search Alerts: You can use any of these searches as the basis for regular email alerts which will show you new articles in that area. When you are on the PubMed results page, click on the Create Alert link. This short video (old PubMed) gives more details.

Modifying a Search: The provided links will give you a set of search results but these can be modified by removing or adding words to those in the white search box in the centre of the results page. If available, an information professional can advise.

Please Note: This page will be updated as frequently as possible. Searches have been provided in good faith by librarians to help in the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions and suggestions are welcome.


GENERAL

TOPIC PubMed SEARCH CONTRIBUTED BY

COVID-19

COVID-19 

This general set of results can be a good starting point to narrow down further to your specific area of interest. For a very simple example, you could add diabetes AND to the start of all the search terms you can see in the white search box on PubMed to limit to articles that have the word diabetes somewhere. Or you could add diabetes[title] AND to the start to find articles with diabetes in the title. For best results, consult an information professional.

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

LitCOVID

LitCovid

 

COVID-19 Evidence Link

COVID-19 Evidence Link

Multiple topics can be searched via easy to use filters. Limits for various older populations and end of life care

Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (Flinders University)

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PREVENTION 

TOPIC PubMed SEARCH CONTRIBUTED BY

 

Personal and protective equipment (PPE)

Personal & protective equipment

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

 

Reusing PPE

OHSU Library & Naval Medical Centre Library, via MLA

 

Masks

Shared Google Sheet

Infection prevention

Infection prevention

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

  Forecasting

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

Containment

Containment

Barwon Health Library

 

Vaccines

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

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DIAGNOSIS 

TOPICS PubMed SEARCH CONTRIBUTED BY

Screening

Screening

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic testing

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

Diagnostic imaging

Imaging

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

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MANAGEMENT 

TOPICS PubMed SEARCH CONTRIBUTED BY

Therapeutics

Medications

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Sevice

  Anti-inflammatory drugs SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library

Populations  

Paediatrics 1

Valley Children's Hospital (US) via  MLA

 

Paediatrics 2

Phoenix Children's Hospital Library, via MLA

 

Pregnancy

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

  Cancer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library

Complications

Sepsis

UNC Health Sciences Library, via MLA

  Blood clots The Prince Charles Hospital Library

By speciality

Respiratory Medicine

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

 

Anaesthesia

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

 

Emergency medicine

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

 

Nursing & Midwifery

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

  Emergency medicine - intubation  

 

Intensive care

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library

 

Dentistry

University of British Columbia Library & University of Montreal Library, via MLA

 

Cardiology

The Prince Charles Hospital Library

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HEALTH SERVICES

TOPICS PubMed SEARCH CONTRIBUTED BY

Surge planning

Surge planning for hospitals, pandemics

Barwon Health Library

  Surge planning for hospitals, all disasters Barwon Health Library
  Field hospitals, pandemics Barwon Health Library
  Field hospitals, all disasters Barwon Health Library

Education and training

Staff education

Barwon Health Library

Staff wellbeing

Psychological support for frontline staff during a pandemic

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

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OTHER 

TOPICS pubmed SEARCH CONTRIBUTED BY

Immunity

Immune response

Nov 2019 - Present: Shared Google Sheet

 

Pathophysiology

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

SMHS & EMHS Library and Information Service

Telehealth Telehealth

Barwon Health Library

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