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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Search Strategies

The Medical Library Association is curating a collection of COVID-19 search strategies for various topics and databases. You can find these search strategies here: COVID-19 Literature Searches

PubMed Clinical Queries now has a filter for COVID 19 articles on the main search page. This allows you to limit search results to COVID-19 articles: PubMed Clinical Queries

Here are search strategies created by Becker librarians you can copy/paste into databases to find COVID-19 studies. You can combine (using AND) these with other concepts to view articles about specific topics related to COVID-19 (e.g. AND COVID-19 terms with vaccine terms to find studies about vaccine research). 


 (("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "2019-nCoV" OR "2019nCoV" OR "cov 2" OR "Covid-19" OR "sars coronavirus 2" OR "sars cov 2" OR "SARS-CoV-2" OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" OR “coronavirus 2” OR “COVID 19” OR “COVID-19” OR “2019 ncov” OR “2019nCoV” OR “corona virus disease 2019” OR “cov2” OR “COVID-19” OR “COVID19” OR  “nCov 2019” OR “nCoV” OR “new corona virus” OR “new coronaviruses” OR “novel corona virus” OR “novel coronaviruses” OR “SARS Coronavirus 2” OR “SARS2” OR “SARS-COV-2” OR “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2”) AND (2019/12/1:3000/12/31[PDAT]))


(('Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2'/exp OR (‘2019-nCoV’ OR ‘2019nCoV’ OR ‘cov 2’ OR ‘Covid-19’ OR ‘sars coronavirus 2’ OR ‘sars cov 2’ OR ‘SARS-CoV-2’ OR ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2’ OR ‘coronavirus 2’ OR ‘COVID 19’ OR ‘COVID-19’ OR ‘2019 ncov’ OR ‘2019nCoV’ OR ‘corona virus disease 2019’ OR ‘cov2’ OR ‘COVID-19’ OR ‘COVID19’ OR  ‘nCov 2019’ OR ‘nCoV’ OR ‘new corona virus’ OR ‘new coronaviruses’ OR ‘novel corona virus’ OR ‘novel coronaviruses’ OR ‘SARS Coronavirus 2’ OR ‘SARS2’ OR ‘SARS-COV-2’ OR ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2’):ti,ab,kw OR ((19 OR 2019 OR ‘2019-nCoV’ OR ‘Beijing’ OR ‘China’ OR ‘Covid-19’ OR epidem* OR epidemic* OR epidemy OR new OR ‘novel’ OR ‘outbreak’ OR pandem* OR ‘SARS-CoV-2’):ti,ab,kw AND ('Coronavirinae'/exp OR 'Coronavirus infection'/exp OR coronavirus*:ti,ab,kw OR corona-virus*:ti,ab,kw OR cov:ti,ab,kw OR ‘pneumonia-virus*’:ti,ab,kw))) AND (2019:py OR 2020:py))

Web of Science (modified from a search strategy presented by Web of Science)

TS=(“Wuhan coronavirus”  OR “COVID19*”  OR “COVID-19*”  OR “COVID-2019*”  OR “coronavirus disease 2019”  OR “SARS-CoV-2”  OR “2019-nCoV”  OR “2019 novel coronavirus”  OR “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2”  OR “2019 novel coronavirus infection”  OR “coronavirus disease 2019”  OR “coronavirus disease-19”  OR “SARS-CoV-2019”  OR “SARS-CoV-19”)
Refined by: PUBLICATION YEARS: ( 2020 OR 2019 )    


Google Scholar

“COVID 19”|”COVID-19”|OR “SARS-CoV-2”|2019 nCoV|"2019 nCoV|CoV|coronavirus"|"2019 novel|new coronavirus|cov"|"wuhan coronavirus|cov|ncov|outbreak|"wuhan**coronavirus|cov|ncov|outbreak"|"coronavirus|cov|

Database COVID-19 collections