14 Nov/22
17:15 - 18:30 (Europe/Zurich)

Library Science Talk: “The WHO COVID-19 Research Database: behind the scenes of a super powerful tool!” - José Garnica Carreno (WHO)

Abstract:The WHO COVID-19 Research Database represents a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature on the topic. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 Research Database is updated daily (Tuesday through Saturday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. While it may not be exhaustive, new research is added regularly.On 1 December 2021, the American Library Association (ALA) has conferred upon the World Health Organization a prestigious Choice award for the outstanding work carried out in building the WHO COVID-19 Research Database and for the excellence of its content, as part of the 2021 Outstanding Academic Titles list.Choice Magazine announces its exclusive list at the end of each year, with winners being drawn from reviews conducted during the previous twelve months. Through this award, the WHO COVID-19 Research Database is identified as being among the best in scholarly sources, which brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. José Garnica Carreno works at the WHO Library in Geneva. The Library Science Talks are jointly organized by CERN SIS, AILIS (Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists, Geneva) and Zentralbibliothek Zurich.The programme of past and future talks is available here: The talk will be recorded and made available online.