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Covid-19: weathering the storm

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 26 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1199

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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or several months because of indexing and content policy in bibliographic databases that avoids indexing preprint and unpublished studies including registered clinical trials.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:
Live Strategy and Results in Future PubMed:

medRxiv and bioRxiv for Unpublished Studies on COVID-19

ClinicalTrials.Gov for Clinical Trials on COVID-19
Live Strategy and Results:

Google Scholar for Published and Unpublished Literature on COVID-19
Live Strategy and Results:

COVID-19: Living Map of the Evidence:

Cochrane Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service:

NICE Rapid Guideline and Summaries on COVID-19:

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic:

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