WHO COVID-19 Corona EndNote Database

Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and compiling it in a database. The WHO updates the database daily from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searches of the table of contents of relevant journals, and the addition of other relevant scientific articles that come to their attention. The entries in the database may not be exhaustive and new research will be added regularly.

Researchsoftware downloads the daily updated WHO database and offers the download as a ready to use EndNote Library:

Please check via "Help > About EndNote' (Windows) or 'EndNote > About EndNote' (Mac) whether you have EndNote X9.2 or earlier version or X9.3 or higher version. Depending on your version you may download one of the two files below:

Download: WHO_COVID-19_2020.08.10.enlx EndNote X9.3 and later versions

Download: WHO_COVID-19_2020.08.10.enlx EndNote X9.2 and earlier versions

If you already have EndNote X9.0 - X9.2 please update your version X9 via 'Help > Check for Updates...' (Windows) or 'EndNote > Check for Updates...' (Mac) to the newest version X9.3.x or alternatively, contact your organizations license supplier to get the newest version.

If you still have X8.x or lower version, please contact your organizations license supplier or order the upgrade to version X9 here: EndNote X9 Upgrade Download.

  • Download the above file depending on your (EndNote version) to some folder where you would like to have the EndNote Library (extension is .enlx and not .zip!)
  • Start EndNote
  • File > Open Library
  • Browse to the file and select it and click 'Open'.
  • Now the library file and folder will be extracted and the library can be used.
  • Optional: try to download the full text of an item automatically by selecting records and clicking 'References > Find Full Text > Find Full Text' or right mouse clicking on the selected items and choosing 'Find Full Text > Find Full Text'.

Note: Add record number to the header of the main references display (either right mouse click the header of the main reference window or go to 'Preferences > Display Fields'. To update an existing library please open both the libraries in EndNote. Switch via the menu 'Window' to the newest library, SELECT all references which are new, for instance based on record number (sort first please). Right mouse click and 'Copy' or hit 'CTRL C' on your keyboard. Switch back to your library via menu item 'Window' and paste via right mouse click and 'Paste' or hit 'CTRL V'.

Please see the original WHO page for the original zip-file which contains different to be imported formats for different applications. The original WHO page also lists other online resources at the bottom, please see below the header 'Other resources on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)'.

Disclaimer: The provision of a link from the Researchsoftware or WHO website to other sites does not indicate endorsement of those sites by WHO, and WHO accepts no responsibility for the validity or accuracy of their content.