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Accessing eLibrary Resources

A guide on how to access the eLibrary resources provided by Health Library Ireland remotely.

COVID-19 sources of evidence

The National Health Library and Knowledge Service (NHLKS) librarians have collated a selection of key evidence sources on COVID-19 including point-of-care tool summaries, articles collections and evidence summaries.

NHLKS Evidence Summaries

Over 30 COVID-19 related topics are available and more will be added. If you have a new COVID-19 question, you can request an evidence summary online.

Map and country updates

Point-of-care tools

BMJ Best Practice: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The BMJ Best Practice topic overview provides an evidence overview on epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Includes patient information leaflet. See more on BMJ Best Practice App.

UpToDate: Publisher's Wolters Kluwer have made a set of tools and resources Clinical Effectiveness COVID-19 Resources Available to All. A range of specialty topics related to COVID-19 are covered.


HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre – Guidance for healthcare workers and professionals - Collection of guidance for Irish health professionals assessing and treating COVID-19 patients.

Global surveillance for human infection with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Interim guidance from WHO on monitoring and detecting COVID-19

BMJ Best Practice: Diagnostic and Management guidelines - Collection of guidelines for testing and treatment from around the world.

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) – Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy.

Cochrane Library

Literature Collections

Publisher collections

Other sources

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