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HSOC 59: Medical Missionaries and Partners: Overview


This guide is intended for students in HSCO 59: Medical Missionaries and Partners. It covers library skills and reference sources relevant to the subject area.

See also this Penn Libraries guide for a detailed presentation of specialized reference works and primary sources available for missionary research through the Penn Libraries:

Christian Missions in Africa - Penn Libraries research guide

Getting Started at the Penn Libraries

Books:  When looking for books and other materials, use  Franklin, the Penn Library Catalog.  Also try, new Franklin, which features easier, faceted browsing.  Franklin does not include journal articles.

Journal Articles:  to search for articles, see related databases.

Interlibrary Loan:  If the library does not have a book or a title is unavailable, consider using BorrowDirect or EZBorrow.  For journal articles that the Library does not have in print or online, request a copy using the article request form.

Questions or Appointment request: please email Lauris Olson at

Librarian & Coordinator of Social Sciences Collections

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Lauris Olson
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
203 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206