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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This guide provides resources that will help you become better informed about COVID-19.

Want to write a paper about the Coronavirus?

This blog post is an excellent resource for learning more about writing a paper on Coronavirus. It comes from the librarians at Portland Community College. Take a look, be inspired! Ask a WashU Librarian for help navigating our resources to help you with this paper topic. 

Keywords for researching the novel coronavirus

The disease has been referred to by several names, so it's worthwhile to try several different keyword searches to find everything on the subject:

  • Novel coronavirus
  • COVID-19 
  • Wuhan coronavirus
  • SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the Novel Coronavirus disease)
  • 2019-N-COV (scientific abbreviation for 2019 Novel Coronavirus)

If you're searching for scholarly articles, the terms COVID-19, 2019-N-COV, and SARS-CoV-2 will be most useful. If you're searching for news sources novel coronavirus and COVID-19 will likely be most useful.