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COVID-19 Databases and Journals

Updated May 14, 2020

Below are selected databases and journals to help researchers find scholarly articles about COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus).

  • NEW: Research articles downloadable database
    • The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library is systematically searching the literature and compiling a downloadable database of research articles and grey literature on COVID-19 for researchers. Updates are posted on Friday.

Some databases and journals are accessible only to those with a CDC user id and password.  Find a library near you that may be able to help you access similar resources by clicking the following links: https://www.worldcat.org/libraries external icon OR https://www.usa.gov/librariesexternal icon .

Materials listed in these guides are selected to provide awareness of quality public health literature and resources. A material’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Public Health Service (PHS), or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nor does it imply endorsement of the material’s methods or findings.

Databases
  • NEW: Research articles downloadable database
    • The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library is systematically searching the below databases for COVID-19 literature and compiling a downloadable database of research articles and grey literature on COVID-19 for researchers. Updates are posted on Friday.

Open Access Databases:

Databases that require a CDC login to access:

Journals

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) affiliated journals (all are Open Access):

Other journals (most have made COVID-19 articles Open Access, or free of charge, while the pandemic is ongoing):

Disclaimer
Disclaimer

Materials listed in these guides are selected to provide awareness of quality public health literature and resources. A material’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Public Health Service (PHS), or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nor does it imply endorsement of the material’s methods or findings. HHS, PHS, and CDC assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by HHS, PHS, and CDC. Opinion, findings, and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in these materials, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of HHS, PHS, or CDC. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by HHS, PHS, or CDC.

Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020