COVID-19 Study Guide

The type of resource below is a list of authoritative sources available on this topic, such as databases available at the NCTC Libraries and internet resources.

Suggested Search Terms

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • 2019-nCoV
  • Novel coronavirus 2019


NCTC provides subscriptions to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers and other credible sources of information through research databases.

Note: These links only work ON-CAMPUS. To access the databases off-campus, go the Library Databases page within MyNCTC.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete
ASC covers all subjects, including current topics. For best results, use the "Choose Database" feature and select all databases. ASC contains academic and popular sources.

Gale OneFile: News
This full-text newspaper resource contains news articles on recent events, including changes to the law, reliable reporting on criminal activity, and more.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints covers topical social issues that are hotly debated, among them many in the field of criminal justice.

 is an up-to-date reference site for every country in the world, including news, statistics, and cultural information.

Internet Resources

Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization

For a list of online Journals, see the March blog post at the NCTC Libraries Blog here –
“Information inundation and COVID-19: Locating accurate and timely research”


Coronavirus Daily
A daily update from National Public Radio.

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives daily updates on latest news about the coronavirus.

America Dissected: Coronavirus
Information on what led to the current pandemic, along with updates and ideas for how to get through the crisis.