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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scholarly Research

The purpose of this guide is to provide Touro College faculty, staff, and students with information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


This guide was created for users looking for general consumer health information. These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For questions related to advice, diagnosis, or treatment please contact a licensed medical provider.

How-To Guides

How to Read Scientific Papers

This article provides a quick introduction to how to read novel coronavirus studies published as research papers. For further help reading and understanding research papers, please contact a librarian.

Scholarly Resources

The following major journal publishers have made scientific research and scholarly articles related to COVID-19 freely available at this time:


Academic Databases

Databases are a great place to search for individual articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. 

While many news and magazine articles may also be found with an internet search engine, our subscription databases can provide you with access to older articles that are not available online and other pay-per-view materials, plus additional options to refine your search. As far as scholarly articles go, databases should be your first stop! Most scholarly literature is not freely available.  

Get started quickly with the search bar below, or check out some of our subject-specific recommendations. Be sure you log in to TouroOne before accessing the databases. 

QuickSearch lets you search across all of the library resources at once, including books, ebooks, articles, and video. A great place to start your research!

Tip: Look for the "Cite" option on the right to quickly generate a citation in any style.

Touro Library Article QuickSearch

When searching for information it is always important to use the most appropriate keywords. Viruses and the diseases they cause often will have different names. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus responsible for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Searching with the term COVID-19  or SARS-CoV-2 should yield the most relevant results when looking for information about the current coronavirus outbreak.

Google Scholar

To find additional quality information online, try using Google Scholar, which searches an academically-oriented subset of online materials:

Google Scholar Search

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