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Covid-19 Research Resources

COVID-19 Research Literature Strategies

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Canned Searches and Setting Alerts

Login to PubMed and navigate to Clinical Queries under "Find" on the PubMed homepage. 

Change the radio button under "Filter Category" to Covid-19.

Enter the keywords you are interested in. You can combine multiple keywords using AND.

Select the appropriate filter from the dropdown menu. You can see details of the filters here.

Click Search.

Preview results in the COVID-19 Articles column.

To view the results in PubMed, click the "See all" link below the results preview.

Search bar in Clinical Queries


To stay up to date, you can set up an "Alert." This will periodically run your search and email you when new articles come available that fit the parameters of that search. To do this, select the "create alert" button under the search bar. Select "More Login Options" then "Penn State."

Search bar in PubMed with Create Alert highlighted

(SARS2 OR 2019-nCoV OR SARS-CoV-2 OR “sars cov 2” OR ncov OR covid-19 OR "covid 19" OR Covid19 OR 2019nCoV OR SARS-COV2 OR “coronavirus 2” OR coronavirinae OR coronavirus) AND ____________

Search bar in Scopus with set alert highlighted