COVID-19 Evidence Sources

The National Health Library and Knowledge Service (NHLKS) librarians have collated a selection of key evidence sources on the Coronavirus Covid-19 including point of care tool summaries, articles collections and evidence summaries.

Evidence Summaries

HSE National Health Library and Knowledge Service Summaries: NHLKS Evidence team have a growing collection of summaries of evidence on COVID19. These are available HERE>>

RapidInfoForU: Searchable repository featuring links and evidence summaries related to the management and care of people with COVID-19 for Health and Social Care Professionals.Access HERE >>

Maps and country updates

World Health Organisation Situation map Regularly updated map of current cases

Map of Covid-19 cases in Ireland. Visual display of county by county, demographic breakdown and rate of progression of Covid-19 cases in Ireland.

John’s Hopkins University Coronavirus resource centre map Tracks the spread of confirmed cases by country

Point of Care Tools

BMJ Best Practice

The BMJ Best Practice topic overview provides an evidence overview on epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Includes patient information leaflet.

BMJ Best Practice has been made openly available by NHLKS to anyone in Ireland, no username or password is required for access. Download the app for offline access.


UpToDate’s Coronavirus Covid-19 topic alert provides a summary of the clinical features, evaluation, management and prevention of Covid19


World Health Organisation (WHO)

Global surveillance for human infection with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Interim guidance from WHO on monitoring and detecting covid19

BMJ Best Practice Diagnostic guidelines

Collection of guidelines for testing and treatment

HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre – Guidance for healthcare workers and professionals

Collection of guidance for Irish health professionals assessing and treating covid19 patients.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) – Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy.

Cochrane Library
Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures

Outline of infection control measures.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) evidence collection

Literature Collections

Breaking research on Covid-19

Updated ReadQXMD collection of articles related to Covid-19

EPPI Living systematic map of evidence

Real time updates to new research on Covid-19 in a range of disciplines

PubMed LitCov

Regularly updated literature hub for up-to-date articles on novel Coronavirus covid19. 

Publisher Collections

The Lancet

Lancet coronavirus collection

BMJ Coronavirus news & research

Collated updates on coronavirus from BMJ publications


Elsevier connect coronavirus information centre


Coronavirus alert, collection of articles and updates on covid19