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The study compiled bibliographic reference sources on the socio-economic and cultural impacts of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic around the world. The paper filled a crucial knowledge gap in LIS literature due to paucity of bibliographic information sources on this contemporary topic. The bibliographic materials focused on books, e-books, journals, newspaper, news, reports and reviews, thesis and dissertation, with subjects on any or the combination of social, economic and cultural impacts of Covid-19 across the world. The scope of the literatures was limited to publications in the year 2020 as most articles where produced during that period in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The study methodological approach involved queries on scholarly databases such as Google Scholar, ICatalogue, African Journal Online (AJOL), Sabinet, Emerald Insight, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, Elsevier, Medline, Taylor and Frances, JSTOR, and Springer link, using the University of KwaZulu-Natal library web portal. The search strategy involved the formulation of keywords, phrases and terms related to the topic and the use of Boolean operators (AND, OR) to combine terms to optimize retrievals. The outcome was the compilation of 460 bibliographic reference sources indexed using titles and subjects to aid researchers across the world with quick and reliable bibliographic reference sources to investigate the three dimensional impacts of coronavirus pandemic.