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MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY
The mission of the Meharry Medical College Library is to support students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians by providing access to current, authoritative biomedical information resources that effectively integrate technology to promote best practices.
The Library aspires to strengthen its role as an essential partner in student learning, research and clinical care through exceptional services.
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COVID-19 Electronic Information Resources
The following resources are unfiltered, meaning reports of primary research, individual studies that have not undergone systematic quality appraisal. Use these resources when you are having trouble finding answers in filtered resources.
Built by NLM, collated all articles in Pubmed about COVID-19
Search query recommended by NLM.
Preprint repository built by Yale. These are studies that are not yet peer-reviewed but have gone through an initial vet. Built by Yale & BMJ. Search functionality is available from the homepage, https://www.medrxiv.org.
A free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.
These preprint papers are not peer-reviewed and are posted by The Lancet as part of a 12-month trial.
JAMA Network’s updates on coronavirus diagnosis and treatment, along with recent articles.
A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
Projections on hospital resource use based on COVID-19 deaths
Global Cases Map
In response to this ongoing public health emergency, Johns Hopkins has developed an interactive web-based dashboard hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, to visualize and track reported cases in real-time.
Guidance from the EU’s public health agency.
The following are filtered resources, i.e. summaries and analysis of the current evidence on COVID-19.
Includes collections of evidence assessments and summaries of interest to clinicians and healthcare administrators.
The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine created this resource for evidence synthesis and dissemination to the effort against the current COVID-19 pandemic
Source: Seton Hall University Interprofessional Health Sciences Library
Related Reading and Listening
Includes clinical overviews, guidelines, order sets, procedure videos, diagnoses, prescribed medications, imaging, drug monographs, patient education, and more for health care professionals treating patients in the Emergency Department and Inpatient Care and Intensive Care units.
Expert Insights Podcasts on COVID-19 with Elsevier
Elsevier has created a new podcast series for front-line clinicians and providers. In this this three-part series, experts share their insights into the mode of transmission and pathophysiology of the virus, how medical informatics and telemedicine are used to manage the pandemic, and best practices for emergency nursing crisis preparedness.
- Episode 1: SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Transmissibility, Pathophysiology and Treatment — features Dr. Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Perlman, who has studied coronaviruses for 4 decades, discusses mode of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during asymptomatic and presymptomatic state, pathophysiology and disease progression, and touches on treatment options and vaccine development. He is interviewed by Margaret Trexler Hessen, MD, Director, Point of Care, for Elsevier.
- Episode 2 : COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness — features Dr. Daniel Nadworny, DNP, RN, Director of Emergency and Patient Care Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Milton Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Nadworny, an expert on emergency crisis preparedness, discusses best practices and standards of care regarding isolations, triage, testing, the changing dynamic of PPE, and supporting patients, families and staff in the current crisis. The host is Dr. Julibeth Lauren, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Nursing and Allied Health Practice and Patient Education at Elsevier.
- Episode 3: Medical Informatics and COVID-19: Role and Utility of Hospital Digital Resources and Telemedicine in Managing the Pandemic features Dr. Rebecca G. Mishuris, MD, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Mishuris highlights the current state of EHR use to identify and track patients on the population level, advising and alerting patients, the role of telemedicine, and communication between providers and hospitals. The host is Dr. Sandy Falk, MD, Executive Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Practice Content at Elsevier.
Includes more than 200 articles added in the past week under review or accepted by such peer-reviewed journals as Nature Research, Journal of Translational Medicine, BMC Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Research, BMC Public Health, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, BMC Neurology, Virology Journal, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Psychiatry.
NOTE: Preprints are preliminary reports that have not undergone peer review. They should not be considered conclusive, used to inform clinical practice, or referenced by the media as validated information.
Meharry Medical College Library’s COVID-19 Bibliography | April 7, 2020
- Ahmed F, Ahmed, N, Pissarides C, et al. Why inequality could spread COVID-19. Lancet Public Health. 2020. April 2, 2020. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30085-2
- Cao Y, Deng Q, Dai S. Remdesivir for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 causing COVID-19: an evaluation of the evidence. Trav Med Infect Dis. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101647
- Dondorp AM, Schultz, MJ. Early lessons on the importance of lung imaging in novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Am J Trop Med. 2020: 1-2. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0225
- Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Toolkit. 2020. Coronavirus: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. clinical overview. https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/990722/Coronavirus-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-270320.pdf. March 27, 2020. Accessed April 7, 2020.
- Ferioli M, Cisternino C, Leo V, et al. Protecting healthcare workers from SARS-CoV-2 infection: practical indications. Eur Respir Rev. April 6, 2020. doi:10.1183/16000617.0068-2020
- Marchese M, Capannolo A, Lombardi L, et al. Use of a modified ventilation mask to avoid aerosolizing spread of droplets for short endoscopic procedures during coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Gastrointest Endosc. April 6, 2020. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2020.03.3853
- Representatives of the STARSurg Collaborative, EuroSurg Collaborative, and TASMAN Collaborative. Medical student involvement in the COVID-19 response. Lancet. April 6, 2020. doi: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(20)30795-9
- Sahu KK, Mishra AK, Lal A. A twin challenge to handle: COVID‐19 with pregnancy. J Med Virol. April 5, 2020. doi:10.1002/jmv.25784
ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The MMCL is increasingly focusing its collection on electronic resources to maximize the utility and accessibility of information across the campus and from home. MMCL provides access to 5,634 electronic journals, 6,526 eBooks, 260 databases, and 1,064 web resources available via an integrated Digital Library. The digital library provides fast access and multiple routes to electronic resources including tools to support evidence-based practice. These tools include a suite of evidence-based medicine Cochrane databases; UpToDate expert reviewed clinical medicine database; the differential diagnosis tool DXplain; A.D.A.M. a human anatomy database; and a wealth of clinical textbooks and journals available via ClinicalKey.
The MMCL also provides access to full-text journals through the Ovid system as well as over 1,000 clinical and research-focused full-text journals through the ScienceDirect database. AccessMedicine provides users with clinical textbooks including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. Users can also access health-focused databases such as Health Reference Center Academic and Health and Wellness Resource Center via the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Education and Information Services
The core priorities for the Meharry Medical Library are:
- Information: providing health and life sciences information that advances research, scholarship, education, and patient-care;
- Education: developing and implementing programs to train and educate faculty, staff, and students in the skills needed to effectively find, evaluate, and manage health and life sciences information; and
- Communication: partnering with patrons, being familiar with their needs, and providing and promoting resources and services that meet those needs.
Services and resources include circulation, collection development, reference, computerized bibliographic searching, instruction in information retrieval and use, integrated library system, reserve and special collections. Materials unavailable in the collection are obtained from other medical libraries at no cost through cooperative arrangements (interlibrary loan). Computer-based bibliographic retrieval services are available through the National Library of Medicine.
Laptops, Tablets, and smartphones are supported by a strong bandwidth access throughout the library. To meet students where they are in the mobile realm, the library created the mobile technology website using LibGuides (https://mmc.libguides.com/mobile).
This web site highlights free and subscription based recommended mobile apps. Other important topics include EBM resources, Citation Management Tools, Copyright, and Consumer Health resources.
MMCL’s collection of 68,127 volumes includes essential resources for healthcare scholarship and research, with a focus on health disparities and minority health. Users can locate library holdings via MMCL’s online catalog. MMCL also participates in consortia agreements to offer its users interlibrary loan access to print resources not held at Meharry.
Last Updated: June 27, 2017