UHB Information & Knowledge Services will be using this page to capture evidence-based resources and literature related to Covid-19.
Evidence and Information Searches
Our staff can carry out evidence and general clinical information searches to support your needs, whether you need it for research or patient care purposes. This is a free service provided by University Hospitals Birmingham. Contact us for more information or to request a search or journal article you can use the Literature Search request form and Article Request Form on this page.
An Evidence Bulletin showing the top 25 COVID-19 articles will be added and updated here on a weekly basis. The link to the PDF version is shown below or a Word version and archive is attached to the bottom of this page. Alternatively, if you would like to us to send you the updates, please email us at [email protected] . Please let us know your feedback on the bulletins via our short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z98XM3B
Clinical Decision Tools
- BMJ Best Practice Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) topic
Access clinical decision support tool BMJ Best Practice's topic on Coronavirus
- DynaMed COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
Access the latest clinical evidence on the Novel Coronavirus from DynaMed® topic guide
- UpToDate® Coronavirus topic
Current, evidence-based clinical decision support; the Coronavirus topic on UpToDate is available free worldwide in English and in Chinese (through UpToDate Clinical Consultant).
Access: free only for the Coronovirus topic.
- WHO COVID-19 Database
The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying literature from around the world. Multiple search strategies that are under continual revision are used to obtain this global perspective.
- The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
This free resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.
- COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)
"The Allen Institute for AI has partnered with leading research groups to prepare and distribute the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), a free resource of over 45,000 scholarly articles, including over 33,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community".
- EPPI-Mapper, from Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre)
EPPI - COVID 19 Living map of the evidence on COVID-19 (NB does not work on Internet Explorer).
"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 2297 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed."
- NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary (CKS): Coronavirus 2019
Wolters Kluwer have made the following Clinical Effectiveness COVID-19 resources available free to anyone seeking the latest evidence-based information and clinical guidance. The patient education resources feature a series of educational resources, some with additional language support coming soon, as well as an understanding a COVID-19 and how to stay safe video.
- Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 Resources & Tools (Coronavirus Resources)
All the coronavirus resources from Ovid® and UpToDate® in one place.
- BMJ's Coronavirus (covid-19) Hub
BMJ's covid-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. The content is free and updated daily.
- Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center
New online information center to the latest clinical and scientific information from Elsevier.
- Taylor and Francis' COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content
Includes journal literature and ebooks.
Covid Search Bank
Covid Search bank provides access to search strategies on COVID-19 literature searches produced by UHB and other NHS Trusts.
These bulletins provide the latest information on Covid-19 on a weekly basis. If you would like us to send you the weekly updates, please email us at [email protected]
Contact your local library for the past issues. (Started from April 2020)
Please let us know your feedback via our short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z98XM3B