Evidence Sources

Sources of evidence relevant to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Clinical Decision Support Evidence Summaries Trusted Sources Open Access LKS Discovery Non-COVID Resources

Clinical Decision Support 

BMJ Best Practice

The COVID-19 content in BMJ Best Practice, which HEE funds for the NHS, is freely available and being continually updated by the BMJ. It includes a patient information leaflet. 

Dynamed COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

See also Dynamed’s EBM Focus newsletter on COVID-19: 10 things you need to know.


Free access to critical clinical content in the fight against COVID-19.

Please see the direct links below for you to share with your clinical colleagues.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome:



Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources & Tools page provides resources across its Health solutions. 

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Evidence Summaries

Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Coronavirus – COVID 19

Clinical Knowledge Summaries focus on the most common and significant presentations in primary care. They give trusted information to support safe decision-making and improve standards of patient care. 

Cochrane Library

Systematic reviews most directly relevant to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Evidence Aid – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Collection

Summaries of relevant research, available as soon as each is ready. A ‘NEW’ flag will appear on each review as it is added and remain there for 48-72 hours. 

LitCovid – from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. 

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service – CEBM

Evidence synthesis on the COVID-19 pandemic. 

UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews)

From the University of Edinburgh.

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Evidence from Trusted Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register

The register helps systematic reviewers prioritize topics, identify available evidence, and produce urgently needed reviews. 

For front-line health professionals, public health policymakers, and research teams developing new therapeutic, diagnostic, and preventive interventions for COVID-19. 

EPPI Centre – COVID-19: a living systematic map of the evidence

An up-to-date map of the current evidence partitioned into broad domains.

Database of public health guidance on COVID-19

A database of COVID-19 public health guidance produced by international organisations.  Compiled by Eire’s Health Information and Quality Authority.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control COVID-19

General updates and dashboards. Infographics, leaflets and videos.  Also latest on countermeasures. 

National Library of Medicine (USA) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information pulled together by the National Library of Medicine based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

See also Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS Employers: COVID-19 guidance for the NHS workforce

Guidance to help you provide protection and support for NHS staff. 

NHS England/Improvement Coronavirus Specialty Guides

NICE is now the single point of advice on caring for people with coronavirus and the management of COVID-19 in different healthcare settings. 24 of the COVID-19 specialty guides have now moved to its website and NICE will begin a process of mapping the recommendations against its suite of COVID-19 rapid guidelines and integrating them where possible.

NICE Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Rapid COVID-19 Guidelines
All NICE products on COVID 19. Includes any guidance and NICE Pathways. 

NICE Evidence
A general evidence search on coronavirus or COVID-19.

Norwegian Institute of Public Health:  COVID-19 Living Map of the Evidence

The main map gives an overview of all publications categorized according to publication type, population of interest and topic. 

More detailed maps are available for these topics:

Public Health England: Finding the evidence: Coronavirus

The Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services Team has produced this page to help those working on the current coronavirus outbreak identify and access emerging evidence as it is published. 

Queen’s Nursing Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

A collection of resources and links on coronavirus for community nurses and allied health professionals.

Resources from Royal Colleges and other professional bodies on COVID-19

Produced by the HEE Knowledge Management Team.

Richard Lehman’s COVID-19 reviews

A weekly round-up of Richard Lehman personal selection of articles of relevance to clinicians dealing with COVID-19. 

He is professor of the Shared Understanding of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.

The Royal Society

Collection of relevant articles on COVID-19.

World Health Organisation: Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Database on the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-2019).

It is updated daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles that come to our attention. T

he entries in the database may not be exhaustive and new research will be added regularly. The database is updated daily, Monday through Friday. 

WHO’s Health Alerts

Messaging service providing the latest news and information on coronavirus.  Includes details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others. It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in real-time.

Produced in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.

The advanced ‘Pro’ option is now available to all NHS users from home. Please sign in using your .nhs.uk or .nhs.net address.

Click here for high quality reviews and guidance on TripPro related to COVID-19. The TripPro blog highlights highlighting popular articles and popular searches

UCL Partners: COVID-19

We are bringing together academic, NHS, and industry to support the COVID-19 response.

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Free Open Access Resources

CORD-19 Explorer

A full-text search engine for the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset. 

COVID-19 Scientific Resource Centre

Aims to inform governments, humanitarian organisations and media representatives on the latest evidence on the COVID-19 virus.

Provided by the Geneva Centre for Education & Research in Humanitarian Action, the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). 

Elsevier COVID-19 Healthcare Hub

Includes toolkits for healthcare professionals working in community care, ambulatory care, emergency care, inpatient care, ICU and mental and behavioural health. 

See also the Daily Rounds of interesting and impactful information, Expert Insights, Guidelines, and Research.

Europe PMC: Recently Published Open Access Articles

PMC Open Access: Recently Published Articles

Open access resources covering COVID-19 and lookalike infections such as SARS and MERS. 

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

Includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv.

Log in with your NHS OpenAthens account.

BMJ: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest news and resources

Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center

Emerald: Coronavirus, the management of epidemics and the wider impact on society

Lancet: COVID-19 Resource Centre

MAG Online (Mark Allen Group) COVID-19 articles

Nursing Standard

NEJM: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nature: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

Oxford Academic Journals COVID-19, other coronaviruses, and related topics

Wiley: Covid-19: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak


Liang, T. (2020) Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment , First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. – Open Access eBook

The Handbook is available to everyone for free. However, due to the limited time, there might be some errors and defects.

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LKS COVID-19 Discovery Portals

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