Design your research strategies to help you:
Contact: Dorothy Carner, Journalism Librarian, if you have any questions.
Look for recent primary research (new research findings in scholarly journals) and secondary research (journals with literature reviews) about COVID-19.
Search Google Scholar for the latest information about COVID-19 vaccine platforms, protocols and status. Filter by date (last month), to get the latest information.
Search Example: (COVID-19 OR SARS CoV-2) vaccines platforms protocols
Google does not require OR connectors or commas after individual search terms as licensed databases do.
Result Example: Forni, G., & Mantovani, A. (2021). COVID-19 vaccines: Where we stand and challenges ahead. Cell Death & Differentiation, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41418-020-00720-9. (N.d). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41418-020=00720-9
This article brings the reader up-to-date on all types of current COVID-19 vaccines, their protocols, and stages of use.
What are the barriers that might prevent people from receiving the the COVID-19 vaccine? Search Discover &MU and Google Scholar for articles about these barriers.
Search Example: (COVID-19 OR SARS CoV-2) AND (vacc* OR immunization) AND (hesitant* OR fear OR barrier)
Result Example: Chou, W. Y. S. , & Budenz, A. (2020). Considering Emotion in COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and fostering Vaccine Confidence. Health Communication, 35(14), 1718-1722. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.183896
The Journalist's Resource (from Harvard's Shorenstein Center) created Six Tips for Covering Vaccine Hesitancy.
Suggestions for promoting the COVID-19 vaccine, from the medical/healthcare community:
Search Discover &MU and Google Scholar for the latest COVID-19 promotional strategies. Filter by date (last month or last 3 months).
In addition to scholarly research sources, to find the most current and reliable information and surveys about Covid-19 vaccinations are available, look to organizations with reputations for providing evidence-based and reliable information.