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COVID-19 Research

This guide is designed to provide public health and research information on Coronavirus.

The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information, coming from scientific evidence, about COVID-19 and to give resources that are reliable and can be used for more detailed research. It will also have helpful information on:  

  • What is COVID-19 ?
  • Symptoms & Guidelines of Testing Positive
  • Reliable Sources/Databases for Research 
  • Debunking COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories 
  • How to Determine Reliable Sources  
  • Contact Information to Get Help from your Librarian 

For any questions, comments, or help related to this guide or research please contact Hanna Schmillen, whose information can also be found on the last page of this guide. 

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19, an acronym for 'coronavirus disease 2019', is a virus that was identified in 2019 and has a huge range of symptoms from having no symptoms to life threatening symptoms that will require hospitalization. 

COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets which means it can spread from coughing, sneezing, talking, and even touching the same surfaces. Currently there is no cure for COVID but there are preventative measures that can be taken such as wearing a mask, washing hands often, and social distancing. To find this information in more detail please use this CDC Link.

 

Picture of virus with text "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"

 

Acknowledgement

Thank you to Natasha Simons for all of your hard work putting this guide together.