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Chris Shaffer
Chris Shaffer
Chris is an open science advocate and serves as University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management. Contact him to discuss the vision, strategic plan, and services of the UCSF Library.

Keeping up with COVID-19

Keeping up with developments on scientific information about this evolving crisis is challenging. Here are some recommended sources.


LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to a growing number of research articles in PubMed.


The Dimensions database can be queried to pull up all relevant COVID-19 publications, clinical trials, and datasets. The results of this query are also made available as a single export file which is updated daily, via a Google Sheet and a .csv file on figshare.

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