Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Medical Library

Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2020

Resources on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

With the COVID-19 outbreak, the Medical Library has compiled a list of resources highlighting both published research studies on coronaviruses and where to search online for the most accurate and up-to-date health information for you and your family. 

Where to Find the Latest Research

ClinicalKey - Coronavirus Information Center was created by Elsevier to make all published research on coronaviruses from its journals freely available to the public. 
JAMA Network - Coronavirus Resource Center compiles news, videos, maps, and links to research on COVID-19.
World Health Organization (WHO) - Coronavirus Publication Database is a searchable database of research studies on coronviruses actively being updated. There are nearly 1900 studies linked through the database as of this week that can be searched by author, title, or keyword.
Where to Find Quality Information for You & Your Family
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Find reliable and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak including symptoms, testing, current spread maps, and travel information. Additional webpages are available on other human coronaviruses as well as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronaviruses that emerged in 2012 and 2003, respectively.
MedlinePlus - Coronavirus Infections summary webpage provides plain language health information about coronaviruses (including COVID-19) such as how they spread, are diagnosed and treated, and what you can do to protect yourself.
World Health Organization - Daily situation reports are compiled and posted on the website showing reported new COVID-19 cases and its spread across the globe. Also, check out their mythbusters page debunking myths about the virus.

Celebrating OU Pride Month: Documentary & Discussion 

We Exist: Beyond the Binary
Tuesday, April 7
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
203 O'Dowd

All are welcome to attend!

Join us for a screening of the 55-minute film followed by a discussion as part of OU Pride Month 2020! Released in 2018, this is one of the first films to showcase the growing community of non-binary individuals and shares their stories of navigating a world structured around the gender construct of male/female.
Popcorn and a light lunch will be provided so please RSVP below by       Tuesday, March 31! 
Register to Attend
Co-sponsored by OUWB Medical Library, OUWB Diversity and Inclusion, OUWB Queers & Allies Student Organization, and OU Student & Diversity Affairs. Questions may be directed to Stephanie Swanberg at swanberg@oakland.edu

When Germs Travel: Dr. Howard Markel Book List

Dr. Howard Markel, the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at The University of Michigan, was recently invited to speak at OU on “When Germs Travel: Coronavirus, Quarantines and Contagious Crises.” Dr. Markel is a prominent expert on epidemics, with numerous books and articles on the topic. He’s been interviewed recently by The New York Times and other national news services on the coronavirus outbreak.

Copies of several of Dr. Markel’s books are available from OU Libraries for checkout:
Book cover of When Germs Travel

When Germs Travel: Six Major Epidemics that have Invaded America Since 1900 and the Fears They Have Unleashed. Pantheon Books, 2004. Coming Soon!
Book cover of Quarantine

Quarantine! East European Jewish Immigrants and the New York City Epidemics of 1892. Johns Hopkins Press, 1997. A copy is also available in print on the 3rd Kresge Library: RA 667. N7 M37 1997

Book cover of The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek. Pantheon Books, 2017. Available in print on the 3rd Kresge Library: F 574 .B2 M36 2017

Book cover of An Anatomy of Addiction

An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug. Pantheon Books, 2011. Available in print on the 3rd Kresge Library: BF 109 .A1 M37 2011

Book cover of Literatim

Literatim: Essays at the Intersections of Medicine and Culture. Oxford University Press, 2020. Coming Soon!

In addition to his books, Dr. Markel has written countless articles on epidemiology and other aspects of the history of medicine. Check out the list of his publications indexed in PubMed.

Please contact us at 248-370-3772 or medref@oakland.edu, if you need any help accessing these materials. 

Service Tip of the Month: Covidence Systematic Review Tool

by Nancy Bulgarelli, Medical Library Director
As a follow-up to last month’s article on the Medical Library’s support service for systematic reviews, this month’s column highlights software that the library makes available to facilitate collaboration on reviews: Covidence.

Covidence is a cloud-based software package that is particularly helpful in automating the tasks associated with screening and analyzing the large number of articles acquired when undertaking a systematic review. 
Collaborators on systematic reviews can use Covidence to:
  • Import citations
  • Screen titles and abstracts
  • Upload PDFs to screen full-text
  • Create data extraction forms
  • Conduct quality assessment
If you’d like to learn more about using Covidence, view a recent webinar. Or, use our appointment calendar, email medref@oakland.edu, or call our main phone number 248-370-3772 to schedule a research consultation to discuss how Covidence could fit into your systematic review project.
Questions? Comments? 
Contact Stephanie Swanberg, Editor, Medical Library News at swanberg@oakland.edu

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