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COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Guide: Additional Resources

The purpose of this libguide is to provide information and resources on the available COVID-19 vaccines.

How to search for your own information

We want to encourage you to research on your own COVID-19 related information. In these tabs you will find common resources available via popular biomedical sites like PubMed to conduct your own search as well as "suggested" search strings that can get you started on your research journey. 

Use the following search string to start your COVID-19 vaccine research journey in PubMed, a free search engine database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. Copy and paste this search string into the PubMed search bar and add additional search terms as desired. For example, add AND pregnancy to find topics on COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy. 

("COVID-19"[MeSH] OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[MeSH] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[MeSH] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[MeSH] OR "COVID-19"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment"[Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy"[Supplementary Concept] OR "pediatric multisystem inflammatory disease, COVID-19 related"[Supplementary Concept] OR COVID[tw] OR "COVID-19"[tw] OR "COVID 19"[tw] OR COVID19[tw] OR 2019nCov[tw] OR "2019-nCoV"[tw] OR "2019 ncov"[tw] OR SARS-CoV-2[tw] OR SARSCov2[tw] OR SARS-CoV2[tw] OR ((Wuhan[tw] Or Hubei[tw] OR Huanan[tw]) AND coronavirus[tw]) OR ((new[tw] OR novel[tw]) AND coronavirus[tw]) AND English[lang]) AND English[lang]) AND ("Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Immunization"[Mesh] OR "Immunization Schedule"[Mesh] OR "Vaccination"[Mesh] OR vaccine[tiab] OR vaccines[tiab] OR vaccination[tiab] OR vaccinations[tiab] OR vaccinate[tiab] OR vaccinated[tiab] OR immunization[tiab] OR immunizations[tiab] OR immunisation[tiab] OR immunisations[tiab] OR immunise[tiab] OR immunises[tiab] OR immunised[tiab])

Additionally, use the following search string to start your general COVID-19 research journey in PubMed. Copy and paste this search string into the PubMed search bar and add additional search terms as desired. For example, add AND children to generally find topics on COVID-19 and the affects it has on children.

("COVID-19"[MeSH] OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[MeSH] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[MeSH] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[MeSH] OR "COVID-19"[Supplementary Concept] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment"[Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy"[Supplementary Concept] OR "pediatric multisystem inflammatory disease, COVID-19 related"[Supplementary Concept] OR COVID[tw] OR "COVID-19"[tw] OR "COVID 19"[tw] OR COVID19[tw] OR 2019nCov[tw] OR "2019-nCoV"[tw] OR "2019 ncov"[tw] OR SARS-CoV-2[tw] OR SARSCov2[tw] OR SARS-CoV2[tw] OR ((Wuhan[tw] Or Hubei[tw] OR Huanan[tw]) AND coronavirus[tw]) OR ((new[tw] OR novel[tw]) AND coronavirus[tw]) AND English[lang])

 

Use the National Institutes of Health (NIH) iSearch COVID-19 portfolio as it is NIH’s most comprehensive, expert-curated source for publications and preprints related to either COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Our COVID-19 Portfolio tool leverages the cutting-edge analytical capability of the iSearch platform, with its powerful search functionality and faceting, and includes articles from PubMed and preprints from arXiv, bioRxiv, ChemRxiv, medRxiv, Preprints.org, Research Square, SSRN, and Qeios. The portfolio is updated daily with the latest available data.

Use the National Library of Medicine LitCovid search database as it is a curated and comprehensive literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

List of academic databases and search engines to explore for more information

Retraction Watch

It is important to know that when information regarding COVID-19 and its effects changes it needs to be retracted from published medical articles. Retraction Watch is a great tool to discover which papers regarding COVID-19 have been withdrawn due to changing information. 

World Cat Search

World Cat Search is a great tool to search for COVID-19 related information that can be delivered to you via your local library. We recommend using World Cat Search to find open access information regarding COVID-19 research. 

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