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COVID-19 Research: Getting Started

A guide to Snell Library's COVID-19 resources for students, faculty and staff

COVID-19 Research Guide

This guide gathers authoritative resources for research on COVID-19. This is a rapidly evolving field of study. We are constantly adding resources as they become available, and welcome your feedback and suggestions! Click here for information on studying in Snell during the pandemic. Reservations are not currently required for individual study carrels or study rooms. For the latest information about Snell Library, follow us on Twitter, the Library News Blog, and Instagram. For up-to-date information on Northeastern University's response to COVID-19, please see

Key Databases

For articles describing primary research using scientific methods, written by experts in the field or scientists, try these databases.  For a more comprehensive list of databases, click here.

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is a science video resource that includes a variety of resources for use in the classroom and in the lab. It has two components:

  1. Science Education Video Collection: Teaching-focused videos including concept animations, ‘scientist in action’ videos to see concepts applied, and lab manual videos that cover preparation procedures for common labs
  2. Video Journal: A peer-reviewed video methods journal, consisting of video demonstrations and detailed text protocols of new and standard methods in physical and life sciences. Students and researchers can see the details of experiments and concepts, in addition to text-based descriptions.

Using JoVE with Canvas