Updated: 4/2/20 at 8:53am
Library staff are here to support you even though the medical library and 24/7 room are closed. Please watch this space for updates and learn about the services we can offer you virtually below.
Virtual Support from Your Librarian
For general questions, contact AskYaleMedicalLibrary@yale.edu. You can speak to a librarian on our virtual reference desk through the link on our website. Research librarians are available daily from 8am-8pm.
Remote access to our vast electronic resources is available to the Yale and YNHH community regardless of your location. For instructions on how to connect remotely, visit: https://library.medicine.yale.edu/services/library-technology/remote
Scanning Articles and Book Chapters
Yale Library has suspended scanning and digitization operations. We will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for articles and chapters will continue however, the fulfillment of these requests is dependent on partner libraries remaining open. Please prioritize requests that are the most urgent for your courses, research, policy decisions, and patient care. Submit interlibrary loan requests
At this time, checking out books, physical interlibrary loan of books, and BorrowDirect are suspended. Please keep any books you may have in your possession. All Yale library books have been renewed until September 15, 2020.
Board Review Materials and Expanded Collections
Board review materials and access to expanded collections currently licensed by the medical library. (Frequently updated as we acquire more resources)
COVID-19 Literature Library
The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has developed a public collection of COVID-19 citations to aid the research and clinical practice missions of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing and the Yale New Haven Hospital. The collection, accessible through a public Zotero library (no account required), includes daily updates from PubMed, ClinicalTrials.gov, Disaster Lit, and preprints* from bioRxiv and medRxiv.
Clinician Information & Consumer Health
A research guide curated by medical librarians with resources for consumer health and clinically-focused guidelines and latest news.
Online Resources for History of Medicine
Online Classes, Tutorials and Guides
- Instruction sessions and workshops continue online via Zoom.
- Research tutorials cover everything from how to manage citations to systematic searches to finding articles in PubMed.
- Research Guides are subject- and department-specific collections of tools, databases, and resources aggregated by our medical librarians.
- Clinical/YNHH Resources list of tools for point-of-care, drug information, evidence-based practice, and more.
- Educational Software list of biomedical education resources.
- Freely accessible resources outside of the health sciences that may also be of interest, compiled by Yale Unver
Freely Accessible Literature on COVID-19
Many publishers are offering free access to literature on the COVID-19 pandemic:
- AccessMedicine - COVID-19 Central
- Mary Ann Liebert - COVID-19 Collection
- SpringerNature - SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
- Elsevier - Novel Coronavirus Information Center
- BMJ - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest News and Resources
- JAMA - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Lancet - COVID-19 Free Resource Center
- NEJM - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- UpToDate - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Wiley - COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
- Sage - Coronavirus related articles (PDF)
- DynaMed - COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
- Karger Publishers - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Clarivate Analytics - COVID-19 Resources
- BioWorld - COVID-19 News Coverage
- BioOne Complete - Peer-Reviewed Research to Inform the COVID-19 Crisis
- Taylor & Francis - COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content
Johns Hopkins Dashboard - This dashboard leverages data from a number of national and global sources, and monitors the current scenario of COVID-19. Data is available in CSV format, and is available at the country, province, and date levels.
- GitHub containing the code behind the dashboard, as well as the WHO data behind these visualizations
- MIDAS 2019 Novel Coronavirus Repository - This repository serves as a central platform to share resources relevant for modeling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
- World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Reports - Access the latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak provided by WHO.