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COVID-19: Home

Resources to help you start research on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its effects on our world.

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How COVID-19 is changing our world will be an important area of research for many years. 
Here you will find resources with a focus on on COVID-19, to help you start your research.  

If you want databases on ALL research topics, including COVID-19, see Databases to Get You Started.  

This guide is under construction!  We appreciate your understanding.  :)


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Statistics on Cases & Mortality

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Statistics and maps of COVID-19 for the US and World.  


The COVID Tracking Project
Data on COVID-19 testing and patient outcomes from all 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. 


Mapping COVID-19 Dispersion. Los Angeles
UCLA site also maps global and U.S. COVID-19 dispersion. Created by UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education.


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COVID-19 data at the national, state, and county levels, updated daily.   The data is sourced from  Data variables included are: 
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by date; Prevalence of confirmed COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 individuals) by date; Deaths from COVID-19 by date; Prevalence of deaths from COVID-19 (per 100,000 individuals) by data


New York Times: Coronavirus
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U.S. and Global coronavirus case counts and maps.  While the New York Times is making much of its coronavirus coverage public, current UCI affiliates are encouraged to create a free premium account, sponsored by the UCI Libraries.  


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Maps and statistics on that identify populations vulnerable to COVID-19, i.e. specific neighborhoods where people are poor, are more likely to have chronic illnesses, or do not have access to primary care doctors or to a full-service grocery store.  Watch this PolicyMap tutorial video to access this information.  


COVID-19 Timeline
From Business Insider magazine, a comprehensive timeline of the new coronavirus pandemic, from China's first COVID-19 case to April, 2020.  

Global Issues: COVID-19
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A short historical overview of the spread and impact of COVID-19.

  • MLA, APA, & Chicago citations are at the bottom of the page.  

What's it called?

This disease, and the virus that causes it, have had several names and descriptions applied to them.  Official names and descriptions according to the WHO are indicated by bold text

Unofficial names and descriptions (one of which is insensitive) are also included in this list for people who need to do more comprehensive keyword searching:

(COVID-19 or "cornavirus disease" or SARS-CoV-2 or "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" or nCoV-19 or 2019-nCoV or COVID or "novel coronavirus" or "Wuhan virus")