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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding a Pandemic

Searching EBSCO

A broad search of all of the available EBSCO databases with give you news articles for general audiences, as well as the medical news that health workers need.

If you would prefer information for health workers, you may benefit from searching Health Source Nursing Academic Edition.

If you are seeking health information that is made to be shared with people outside of the health profession, you may prefer to use Health Source Consumer Edition

Search Strategy

The term "coronavirus" doesn't just apply to the most recent virus causing an outbreak. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that includes other outbreaks that captured international attention, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Because of this, searching for the general term of "coronavirus" will lead to an overwhelming amount of information.

Try using search terms such as "2019 novel coronavirus" or "COVID-19" or even "wuhan coronavirus" to get information specific to this pandemic.

EBSCO search for 2019 novel coronavirus