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MLA 2020: The National Library of Medicine's Response to COVID-19

From the beginning, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has been at the forefront of providing people with information on COVID-19. Learn more about NLM’s response to COVID-19 below.


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NLM Director's COVID-19 Updates

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, the Director of NLM, has used her blog to keep the community up to date on how NLM has responded to the pandemic. Some of her COVID-19-related blog posts include:

Emergency Funding Allows NLM to Expand COVID-19 Research and Services

How Does a Library Respond to a Global Health Crisis?

NIH One Step Closer to Speeding Delivery of COVID-19 Testing Technologies to Those Who Need It Most Through RADx-Up


NLM created LitCovid, which is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about COVID-19. Watch the video to learn how LitCovid works and the types of information it is collecting.

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NLM COVID-19 Web Archive

NLM is archiving web and social media content documenting the COVID-19 outbreak as part of the Library’s ongoing Global Health Events web archive collection. Read this Circulating Now blog post to learn more.

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NCBI SARS-CoV-2 Resources

Get comprehensive access to NLM’s literature, sequence, and clinical resource information on the NCBI SARS-CoV-2 Resources page.

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PubMed Journal Articles

Explore journal articles on COVID-19 on PubMed, NLM's free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature.

Three scientists in goggle looking at a test tube created an easy way to find COVID-19-related clinical trials with just one click.

To learn more about NLM’s intramural research program, addressing other biomedical and health information challenges, check out these resources:


Last Reviewed: July 28, 2020