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COVID-19 Library Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide resources related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NOTE: This Guide supplements but does not supersede the COVID-19 information provided by the UT Southwestern Emergency Operations Center.

Clinical Guidelines

Remote Teaching Resources

Lists of Vendors Offering Expanded Access to Resources

Many content providers have offered free access to e-content collections to help you maintain online services during the COVID-19 crisis.

Clinical Resources

AccessMedicine can serve as an online safety net to help move your educational priorities and goals forward in spite of the real challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The informational distance learning resources listed below will serve as useful guides in making a shift from in-person to virtual classrooms. These documents may be shared freely with your faculty, learners, and staff. 

  1. AccessMedicine distance learning informational flyer (attachment included)
  2. AccessMedicine resources for distance learning (attachment included)
  3. AccessMedicine video overview of resources for distance learning
  4. AccessMedicine video overview of functionality which can enhance distance learning
  5. AccessMedicine distance learning LibGuide

COVID-19 Content and Images

Our VisualDx software system currently includes several images of the pulmonary complications of COVID-19. They include a series of chest radiographs obtained at and several days after admission, as well as on days 8 and 11 after the onset of illness. Bilateral fluffy opacities are present in both images.

We are actively sourcing additional images to help our users understand and visualize pulmonary complications. If you are a VisualDx user at an institution with COVID-19 patients, we would greatly appreciate introductions to your radiologists or attending physicians caring for these patients. We strive to include the spectrum of imagery.

VisualDx also includes regularly updated information and important links to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Use VisualDx Plus DermExpert, our take-a-picture app, during live telemedicine visits.

  • VisualDx is uniquely suited to provide preparedness in critical situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, while also supporting everyday clinical complaints that require diagnosing, testing, therapy, and management.
  • VisualDx provides specialist-level knowledge to the non-specialist.

Earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with each interaction in VisualDx Plus DermExpert when using your VisualDx personal account. This is a great way to recoup CME/CE credit that you expected to earn at now-cancelled conferences. 

Recommend to patients with skin-related concerns our FREE app, Aysa, for self-triage—especially when non-essential appointments are unavailable.

  • More than 200 common skin conditions are described in clear, simple language with actionable next steps.

Aysa is available on iOS and Android devices. 

New online information center to the latest clinical and scientific information from Elsevier

For the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and the public, Elsevier has created a Novel Coronavirus Information Center with freely available information in English and Mandarin Chinese on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, including new information about the recent outbreak in China.

The Information Center on Elsevier Connect, the company's public news and information website, brings together all relevant content from Elsevier's medical journals, textbooks, clinical experts, and other clinical information and medical literature.

The website offers open access to clinical resources and tools, including:

The information center was created by clinicians and other professionals at Elsevier and will be updated frequently with the most current research and evidence-based information available.

Recognizing the urgent nature of this crisis, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has identified a number of articles that have to do with treatment of COVID-19 and have made them available to all readers free of charge, regardless of your subscription or membership status.

COVID-19 Resources & Tools (Coronavirus Resources)

Wolters Kluwer's top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our communities and to arm our customers with the latest information available as the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves.

To support health professionals working around the clock to meet those most in need, Wolters Kluwer is making the following COVID-19 updates and resources available - at no charge - for clinicians, nurses and medical researchers, in response to new developments, evidence and guidance.


Biomedical / Basic Science Resources

Springer Nature is providing free access to coronavirus research.

Latest news

Latest research

Below are links to resources that we believe this group, and their partners, may find useful. We continue to update these, and we encourage you to get in touch should there be other resources that would be useful in supporting you and your partners:

Resource Hub:

  • Our central resource hub contains links to relevant research from our journals and books, as well as additional commentary on COVID19. Our editors are also selecting pertinent content to highlight. Overall more than 12,000 pieces of journal and book content are free to access, and will continue to be so for as long as needed. Nature and Scientific American have also released podcasts from global experts on the pandemic and its development, and Nature Briefing continues to provide the latest research updates.
  • We are encouraging users to get in touch if they are not able to access an article that they believe to be important in both understanding and addressing this emergency, and we will ensure that this is added to the resource.
  • We continue to work with our authors, editors and researchers to encourage early sharing of research submitted to all our journals through preprints and continue to strongly urge authors submitting articles related to this emergency to share underlying datasets relating to the outbreak as rapidly and widely as possible.

During this COVID-19 crisis, Elsevier granted access to several hundred textbooks for existing ScienceDirect customers.  Here is Elsevier’s announcement about this expanded access option:

If you scroll down the page to the Textbooks section, you’ll see this message with a link to the title list of available eBooks:

Textbooks on ScienceDirect (for ScienceDirect Customers). Elsevier has granted access to 256 textbooks for all active ScienceDirect customers (including journals customers who do not currently have book access. (If you need help or have specific questions, please reach out to your normal ScienceDirect sales and support contacts for your institution.)

Podcast: Backchat

Deep dive into Nature's coverage of coronavirus. As cases climb, what are some of the challenges involved in reporting on the virus?

Dedicated Resources from Vendors and Publishers

BMJ's covid-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. The content is free and updated daily.

Wiley is committed to ensuring continuity of service and support as organizations transition to virtual formats for work, learning, and research. Furthermore, Wiley is dedicated to assisting the research community to help minimize the impact of COVID-19 and has implemented the following:

  • Free online access to a collection of more than 5,000 relevant journal articles, book chapters, and entries in our major reference works.
  • Access to a free, real-time feed of the latest research and news on COVID-19, powered by Scitrus, Atypon's AI-driven personalized discovery application.
  • Our partners at the Cochrane Library have created two free Special Collections on COVID-19.
  • Free resources from Wiley for those interested in exploring historical perspectives on epidemics, methods used to control their spread, and associated health policies. See: Europe, 1817 or UK, 1854 or Hastings, 1873 or Sydney, 1895.

Please share these new resources with your colleagues, faculty members, and students – we hope they will be useful.

In response to the outbreak of a new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, Ovid® has created a dedicated site, featuring expert searches, a widget and a link to access GIDEON (the Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network).  We will be adding additional content as it becomes available.

At Home / Off-Site Access to EBSCO Resources

EBSCO is providing off-site access to EBSCO resources for their customers, using a special username and password. Authorized UT Southwestern users may request the login information by contacting Library staff either by phone at 214-648-2001 or by email to

Note: This login information is not intended to replace VPN access. Multiple users can use this log information simultaneously.

Pronunciator's self-directed online COVID-19 language course in 101 languages (full list below) teaches vocabulary (e.g. "quarantine," "pandemic," etc.) and phrases (e.g. "I'm having difficulty breathing," "Is it an emergency?", etc.) relevant to the COVID-19 crisis. 90 home languages are supported.

The course is meant to assist both the general public and healthcare providers when communicating across multiple languages.

Each course consists of 142 instructional phrases, and is designed to be completed in 2 weeks of daily study.

To access the COVID-19 course as an English speaker, select "English (US)" as your interface language. Select the language you want to learn (101 are supported), and then select "Learning Guides and More." Click on "COVID-19 Essential Phrases" to access the course.

To access the COVID-19 course from a non-English home language, select your home ("I speak") language (90 are supported). Select "English (US)" as the language to learn, and then select "Learning Guides and More." Click on "COVID-19 Essential Phrases" to access the course.