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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Home

The guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for finding information about COVID-19.

Latest Updates from SBCC and the Luria Library

Please see the official SBCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Updates webpage for the most recent updates about SBCC's response to the virus.

Additional information is available through the official SBCC COVID-19 information webpage:

The library is open ONLINE ONLY during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8am-8pm

  • Friday, 8am-4pm

  • Sunday, 12pm-8pm

Librarians are available by online chat during these hours.

See the Library Services for Online Services guide for more information about how to use the library from off campus.

Research Help

Live Chat (available during Luria Library open hours):

Email: use our contact form and a librarian will respond by email.

More Research and Writing Help

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

About COVID-19

electron microscope image showing SARS-CoV-2Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated to COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common in animals and humans.

COVID-19 was first detected in China in late 2019 and has now been detected in many more countries worldwide, including in the United States. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic

Image from National Institutes of Health

Finding Reliable Information

Don't trust everything you read or hear!

There is a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 on the internet and being shared through social media. See the Evaluating Sources page of this guide for help determining whether the information you find is credible.

To learn how to identify and avoid misinformation, see some of the resources below:

Tips for finding reliable information about COVID-19: