This guide was created by the University Libraries, Health Sciences Library. Our goal is to provide access to relevant and timely information about the 2019 Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) also known as (2019-nCov) and the infectious disease associated with the virus (COVID-2019). This guide is a work in progress. More content will be added as information and resources become available.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The current strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans (World Health Organization).
Access to many electronic resources has been expanded due to vendors lifting license restrictions. University Libraries will share updated access information here. Please note, this expanded access is temporary and will not be a permanent addition to the University Libraries' collection. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
The University Libraries are committed to serving all of our students. This was true before COVID-19 and remains true during the UofM’s transition to online instruction. As always, we are ready to help with your research needs, and we are continually brainstorming innovative ways of making library resources more accessible during this time. We appreciate your patience as we work toward solutions that serve the best interests of our entire campus community.
This LibGuide provides recommendations for modified access to Library assistance and research materials for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester.
To access Library Chat, please sign in via the Chat Box above the Discovery Search Bar on the University Libraries’ homepage. If the text in the Chat Box is green, a University librarian will be available to answer your questions.
Due to COVID-19, ASERL has decided to stop shipment of physical Interlibrary loan (ILL) transactions via the Lanter courier. Accordingly, University Libraries will also deflect all requests for physical loans. University of Memphis patrons should still request all desired materials via ILL and the office will work to fulfill them digitally. As the name implies, ILL depends on other libraries in the fulfillment of requests. Due to library closures worldwide, we anticipate delays in providing resources to our community. We appreciate your patience.