Coronavirus Resources Free to All

This list is not exhaustive. Mulford librarians are at the ready for consultations to locate information in these resources and information in resources not included below.

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Free to all resources

  • CDC – Coronavirus – with sections on about the virus, information for healthcare professionals, information for travelers, information for laboratories, information for public health professionals, and news

Other Resources

  • UK Academic Librarian Keith Nockels’ continually updated blog Novel coronavirus (WN-CoV, nCoV) outbreak, China with news, epidemiology and genetics, information for the public, including travel advice, information for health professionals, including travel advice
  • Searching PubMed@UT
    • For articles fully indexed after Feb 13, 2020, enter into the search box…
      COVID-19[Supplementary Concept]
      (Supplementary concepts may or may not “graduate” to 
      PubMed’s Medical Subject Headings [MeSH])

    • For articles indexed or not indexed before Feb 13, 2020, this may work well
      2019-nCoV OR COVID-19 OR (wuhan[tiab] AND coronavirus[tiab])

Additional and more complete information at the Jan/Feb 2020 National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin.

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When Google Scholar yields too many irrelevant results – Try these UT Library Resources

The Good**

  • Google Scholar searches the full text of most articles and then ranks the results according to relevance and number of citations.
  • Google Scholar includes peer reviewed papers, these, books, patents, abstracts and often free articles. These items come from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and other scholarly organizations.
  • Search tips include
    • Finding full text of article (including UT Library subscriptions)
    • How to get better answers
  • When signed in, one can
    • Export citation to EndNote (download icon after selecting article)
    • Save article in a library
    • Set up alerts

The Limitations **

  • Search cannot be limited to peer reviewed
  • No option to browse by title
  • Limited Advanced Search options
  • No options to limit search results (as publication type, human, age group, review articles)
  • Most of the results are not full text
  • Bias towards older literature
  • No notation of when Google Scholar was last updated

Options when Google Scholar does not fit your needs

Finding Books or Book Chapters

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Finding Articles

** Adapted from the UT LibGuide HED 6510 The American College Student: Google Scholar by UT Librarian Wade Lee-Smith

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Evidence-Based Public Health Resources [Resource of the Week]

Health Evidence and The Community Guide go beyond PubMed in locating public health systematic reviews.  Both are public health focused and locate many systematic reviews that PubMed does not.

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Health Evidence, from McMaster University contains about 6,000 quality rated  systematic reviews.  The reviews evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions, including cost data. The search interface includes search tips, tutorials and their search strategy (including databases searched as CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Library and PsycInfo.

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The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF). **It is a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, community, community organization, business, healthcare organization, or school.

The Community Guide

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International Cancer Guideline Database and Other Great Guideline Databases [Resource of the Week]

From the Nov 4, 2019 posting at MedLib-l – a Medical Librarian Listserv The Cancer Guidelines Database, managed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, addresses the challenge of a rapidly expanding evidence base by providing:
  • Access to thousands of Canadian and international cancer guidelines, all in a single database
  • A publicly available tool that is free to use and regularly updated
  • Quality scores for guidelines (using the AGREE II tool to ensure presentation of the best available evidence from credible sourcesNo need to login, just click on Tools, then View under Cancer Guidelines Database. 
  Other Guideline Resources  Mulford Blog Item (March 2019) – New Clinical Practice Guideline Source and other useful reliables  including  Share on Facebook

Wall Street Journal now free to UT affiliates – includes health articles [Resource of the Week]

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is wall-street-journal.jpg   The UT Libraries now subscribes to the Wall Street Journal, available online through our Classic Catalog. The Wall Street Journal is just one of many sources in the Dow Jones Factiva collection. When searching the Wall Street Journal, the results can be narrowed to this journal when searching (select it in Sources). This journal may also be from the results of a search – under Sources in the left column.   Here is one approach to search for and locate Dow Jones Factiva (including the Wall Street Journal). This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is classiccatalog.png Select Title from the drop down menu and enter Wall Street Journal. 
Select Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition Online This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is wall_street_journal_eastern_edition_link.png   To Search 
  • Click on Search in the top toolbar. Select Search builder
  • Enter text, some examples
    • Measles
    • Measles AND reports
    • Measles OR rubella
  • Select Date (underneath search box)
  • Narrow search by entering terms in blank boxes, and selecting the one that best fits your needs. For example, under all Subject, enter health then perhaps select Health
  • Narrow results through selecting one of more of the followingin the left column of the results page: Company, Source  (as CNN, Wall Street Journal), Region, Keywords others have used
More information on searching may be found by clicking on Examples  to the left of the search form. Having challenges searching the Wall Street Journal or any sources in Factiva? Consult with a friendly, professional Mulford librarian!  Share on Facebook

Not finding relevant journal articles? Try these research databases!! [Resource of the Week]

Not finding relevant journal articles through PubMed@UT?

Try other databases that focus on your area of interest.
All research databases are available through the Mulford Library home page.
Click on Menu, then All Research Databases.

Do not hesitate to consult with a Mulford Librarian to save time in a friendly yet professional atmosphere!

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Research Databases include these that are heavily used

  • Embase for drug, pharmacology, medical devices and more
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
    for nursing, allied health, and related fields
  • PsycINFO for psychology, behavioral science, and mental health topics
  • Web of Science for life and biomedical sciences

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EndNote X9.3.1 is now updated for macOS Catalina compatibility

Great news! The EndNote X9.3.1 update for macOS Catalina compatibility is here.

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Via EndNote email Sept 30, 2019

For those who already have EndNote X9:
If you are planning on installing macOS Catalina when it is released in October, please install the X9.3.1 update first, to avoid interruption in your workflow.
To learn more about the updates to EndNote X9, please visit

For those running EndNote X8 or earlier:
We recommend upgrading to EndNote X9 as your current version will not work with macOS Catalina.
Alternately, you may keep working on your current macOS version.
For more details, please visit on Facebook

JoVe – great way to learn lab techniques and access videos of fundamental biological processes [ Resource of the Week]

Looking for ways to learn lab techniques through videos? JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments has a large collection and is available off campus to UT affiliates. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jove2.png Some factoids This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image-12.pngShare on Facebook

TOXNET Website to be Retired, Most Content Will Remain Available

From the US National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin 

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2019 September 24 [posted]

On December 16, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) website will be retired. Most content will remain available through other NLM databases as well as from external websites.

TOXNET has served as an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health information. The most frequently used databases are being incorporated into three NLM core resources: PubChem, an open chemistry database; PubMed, a resource for biomedical literature; and Bookshelf, a free online resource to access books and documents in life science and healthcare.

Several resources in TOXNET came from other organizations, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and will continue to be available from those sources. Some databases will be retired.

The TOXNET transition page provides a list of its databases and how to access their content.”


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Overwhelmed with numerous irrelevant Pubmed results? Try MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) [Resource of the Week]

Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] work well in pulling together synonyms for a concept or term.  MeSH terms are invaluable options when one first searches for words and phrases and finds hundreds if not thousands of results.

From the LibGuide  Searching PubMed with Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Tools
Go to the above link for full directions.

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