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As we reopen, we want to be sure our customers have the most up-to-date information about COVID-19. These resources provide accurate information about the pandemic and research on COVID-19.

We’ve also compiled a list of print and electronic books in English, Chinese, and Spanish about the history of pandemics and the current COVID-19 crisis.

To see how Queens Public Library is reopening and responding to COVID-19, visit our reopening landing page. For updates on our COVID-19 response, visit this blog post



CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: This is the source for comprehensive and reliable information on COVID-19.  The CDC is the leading data-driven, science-based, service organization concerned with protecting the public’s health. As a federal agency, it provides updates on the government’s response, as well as, resources and guidance for employers, households, schools, and travelers.

NYC COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal: Get information about testing in New York City, resources for New Yorkers and businesses, NYC COVID-19 data, and info on Restart NYC.

New York State – Department of Health: This provides the latest news on the state’s response to COVID-19.  The site includes what you need to know about testing, symptoms & prevention, travel advisories, your rights, protecting yourself and others, and New York Forward, the plan to get people back to work.

World Health Organization - COVID-19 Pandemic: This offers advice for the public on how to deal with COVID-19, along with global situation reports, numbers at a glance, and research provided by the United Nations agency that educates and monitors public health around the world.

National Institutes of Health – Coronavirus (Covid-19): COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.  Get the latest research information from the National Institute of Health (NIH).  Find information and articles about clinical trials, treatment guidelines, testing, clinical studies, and more.



Here is a link to Newspaper Articles on COVID-19 from our database GaleOneFile: Health & Medicine. From that page, click on other formats to see Academic Journal articles, Magazine articles, Images, and Videos.

The New England Journal of Medicine: Explore a collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Global Research Database: WHO is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. This database represents a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature on the topic. While it may not be exhaustive, new research is added regularly.

The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library Article Database is collecting COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) research articles and compiling them into an easily accessible and downloadable database to help researchers find the latest COVID-19 research.

PubMed: Looking to do in-depth research on COVID-19? Click PubMed to find the latest journal article citations on COVID-19 (PubMed - National Library of Medicine).

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Browse the JAMA Network COVID-19 collection, including Q&As with NIAID's Dr. Anthony Fauci, an interactive map of the outbreak courtesy of The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and past publications on vaccine development, infection control, and public health preparedness.

Posts in This Series

  1. QPL’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response (Updated 3/9/23)
  2. Mayor De Blasio Expands Testing Sites Citywide and Opens Mobile Units
  3. At-Home Ways to Keep Your Mind and Body Healthy During The Covid-19 Outbreak
  4. Virtual Resources for Parents to Help Your Child Continue Learning and Coping
  5. QPLAnywhere: Our Digital Resources