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COVID-19 Research Guide

A compilation of resources to find, evaluate, and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 data and information


This research guide was originally created for students in the Fall 2020 class BIO 393 - The Biology and Epidemiology of COVID-19. The class was co-taught by Dr. Roberta Pollock and Dr. Kimberly Shriner.  The information and resources in this guide are kept current by the Science Librarian.


Caption: This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MSMI; Dan Higgins, MAMS