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RDC Library's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
This page provides information about RDC Library services, resources, and spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information about RDC classes, services, and spaces can be found here.
We're open in-person and online!
- RDC students, faculty, and staff only. No access by community members.
- Face coverings (masks) must be worn at all times (except when seated alone in a study room or cubicle).
- Hand sanitizing mandatory upon entry. Frequent hand cleaning / sanitizing is encouraged. Sanitation stations are located throughout Main Floor.
- No food.
- Covered beverages only.
Online drop-in hours are available in RDC’s Research Common.
Drop-in hours are guaranteed times where someone is sitting by their computer, waiting to talk to you via email, phone, or video chat. Email the person specified in the schedule to connect, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and compiling it in a database. The database is updated daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles.
ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
ProQuest's free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other coronaviruses.
Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center
Elsevier's free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19. Includes information for researchers, clinicians, and patients.
NCBI SARS-CoV-2 Resources
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)'s collection of resources regarding the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously identified as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including literature, sequence, and clinical content
PubMed Search (via NCBI)
Articles referencing the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously identified as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in PubMed
COVID-19: Knowledge Resource Service, Alberta Health Services
This guide was created to support the information needs and research activities of AHS staff and health professionals. It highlights key resources on the topic. Please note that this guide is a living document and will change as the evidence and resources available continue to evolve.
COVID-END: McMaster University
McMaster University's structured guide to COVID-19 evidence sources and resources to support decision-makers