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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

Please see the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community webpage for the most recent updates about SBCC's response to the virus and requirements for coming to campus.

Research Help

Live Chat (available during Luria Library open hours):

Phone: 805-730-4444


Zoom: make an appointment

In Person: stop by the Library on the West Campus during open hours

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. 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:

SBCC Resources

Local Resources

State Resources

National Resources

Internatonal Resources

Additional Resources