Covid-19 and information literacy: a selective list of useful resources

Blog posts:

Blog articles that set the scene and underline the importance of media/information literacy in the context of the pandemic:

Scientific evidence:

  • LitCovid: a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about Covid-19, providing a central access to relevant articles in PubMed; updated daily, and claims to be the most comprehensive resource on the subject
  • Covid-19: a living systematic map of the evidence: an interactive, diagrammatic map, divided into broad domains, linking to current evidence; regularly updated and compiled by the EPPI-Centre at UCL
  • World Health Organisation – global research on coronavirus disease: a comprehensive database from WHO of relevant scholarly publications
  • BMJ – Coronavirus latest news and resources: guidance, analysis, commentary, infographics, as well as evidence collated by the BMJ (British Medical Journal); geared largely for clinicians, but useful for a broader public as a well-informed compilation
  • NEJM – Coronavirus (Covid-19): similar to the resources collated by BMJ, but in this instance from the NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Misinformation Review: a few weeks ago, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Misinformation Review initiative issued an urgent call for papers on Covid-19 and misinfodemics; it’s not clear what stage this has reached, but worth keeping an eye on developments

Other evidence:

Fact-checking / myth-busting:

Tools and resources:

On the role of libraries: