Welcome to the COVID-19 Research Guide. This guide is designed to help researchers, students, practitioners and the general public find materials on the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Library and on other recommended websites.

Your research librarian

Rachel Sawyer

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Selected NETC Library resources

Journal articles and reports

Compliance on hold
As health care facilities scrambled to expand patient capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic, fire and life safety code compliance took a back seat. Should that worry us?
Catalog record | Article
Disaster resiliency of U.S. local governments: Insights to strengthen local response and recovery from the COVID‐19 pandemic
Local governments are innovating and taking strategic actions to fight the virus, even as COVID-19 has exposed social inequities that are exacerbated as the virus spreads. All levels of government must recognize and account for these inequities as threat of this virus subsides, to support stronger, more effective readiness for the next biological catastrophe.
Catalog record | Document
Emergency management and COVID-19
The pandemic is a make-or-break test of crisis response preparation and is likely to be the first of many global crises. We shouldn’t just be dealing with this one, but preparing for the next.
Catalog record
Five keys for leading in crisis
People need someone to follow when the path is treacherous and unknown. The COVID-19 pandemic should and can be the best leadership performance of your life.
Catalog record | Article
Lockdown exit strategies: Supply chain dimensions
Supply chain disruption is a major risk as consumption rises.
Catalog record
Pharmacotherapy in COVID-19; a narrative review for emergency providers
Synthesizes the available treatments for COVID-19 in the literature in order to provide a resource for health care professionals.
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Unintended consequences: Opioid deaths on the rise in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic
While Canada’s number of new daily COVID-19 cases has been dropping, the death toll from another ongoing public health crisis is rising. In recent months, provinces and territories across Canada began reporting a growing number of opioid-related deaths.
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Book cover: The flu pandemic of 1918
Book cover: Handbook for pandemic and mass-casualty planning and response
Book cover: Pale rider: the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Book cover: The next pandemic: On the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers