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Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19): Coronavirus Resources

Separate fact from fiction and rise above the misinformation about Novel Coronavirus Infection, AKA COVID-19.

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Subject Headings

The Novel Coronavirus Infection (AKA: COVID-19) is so new that most databases will not have a subject heading specifically for it.

MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus of medical subject terms, or "Headings," arranged in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity.

The applicable MeSH headings are: 




Four ProQuest databases use the MeSH thesaurus and CINAHL Subject Headings is based on MeSH. 

More about MeSH: MeSH descriptors are arranged in both an alphabetic and a hierarchical structure. At the most general level of the hierarchical structure are very broad headings such as "Anatomy" or "Mental Disorders." More specific headings are found at more narrow levels of the thirteen-level hierarchy, such as "Ankle" and "Conduct Disorder." Also, unused terms are cross-referenced to the most appropriate MeSH Heading, for example, "Vitamin C" is an entry term to "Ascorbic Acid."

Other Applicable Subject Headings:


Keywords: (Keywords are important or unique words likely to appear in information about a topic, but not necessarily used as Subject Headings.)



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COVID-19 Graphics

Statistic: Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, recoveries, and deaths worldwide as of April 16, 2020 | Statista
Worldometers. "Number of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases, Recoveries, and Deaths Worldwide as of April 16, 2020." Statista, Statista Inc., 16 Apr 2020,


Graphic: You can prevent the spread of respiratory illness...

Center for Disease Control & Prevention. "314705-A SM COVID-19 ENG Prevention", 13 Feb. 2020, Accessed 11 March 2020. 

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