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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information Guide

This guide is a living document. More content will be added as new information and resources become available and as the COVID-19 situation develops. Last updated: Oct 12, 2021


A large portion of the information in this guide is gathered thanks to the suggestions of several librarians across the University of Toronto.

With special thanks to other library guides for their inspiration as a starting point for the structure and initial information gathering, especially medical librarian Dean Giustini's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—For Beginners to Experts, and our graduate student library assistants for their ongoing maintenance support. 

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This guide is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice or as a substitute for consulting a physician. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment from a healthcare professional. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or timeliness of the information provided.  While the guide aims to provide up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be updated with a frequency of about 2-3x/week.


This guide includes selected resources that are licensed by the University of Toronto Libraries or are freely available on the web.  While we strive to keep all content current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of information, products, services, or related graphics contained on any of the resources listed. Simply put, advice regarding your care should always include your physician and other qualified health providers. Please ask your local health science librarian for further assistance.

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