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Keeping Up with Studies on COVID-19: Systematic Search Strategies and Resources

Dear Editor,

The reason I write this letter is to take a small step to help the audience on evidence-informed decision making through keeping them up with rapidly-growing COVID-19 studies in PubMed and other alternative resources. Many of these studies in alternative resources are not going to be visible in PubMed or Embase in the next few or several months because of indexing and content policy in bibliographic databases that avoids indexing preprint and unpublished studies including registered clinical trials.

PubMed for Recent Published Literature on COVID-19
Live Strategy and Results in Current PubMed: https://tinyurl.com/waj7hmj
Live Strategy and Results in Future PubMed: https://tinyurl.com/uwbsvo2

medRxiv and bioRxiv for Unpublished Studies on COVID-19
https://connect.medrxiv.org/relate/content/181

ClinicalTrials.Gov for Clinical Trials on COVID-19
Live Strategy and Results: https://tinyurl.com/t9vwzfo

Google Scholar for Published and Unpublished Literature on COVID-19
Live Strategy and Results: https://tinyurl.com/spj6oox

COVID-19: Living Map of the Evidence: https://tinyurl.com/rw5ym7x

Cochrane Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.cochranelibrary.com/covid-19

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service: https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/

NICE Rapid Guideline and Summaries on COVID-19: https://www.nice.org.uk/covid-19

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Yours Sincerely,
Farhad Shokraneh

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 March 2020
Farhad Shokraneh
Information Scientist
University of Nottingham
B Floor, Cochrane Schizophrenia, Institute of Mental Health, NG7 2TU