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Accessing the Penn Libraries' Collections
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries provides access to information across many subject areas including business, health sciences, and engineering. Homepage for subject- and discipline-specific collections include links to key literature databases and other information resources:
Resources available in the library collection are accessible by searching for a resource name or keyword from the Penn Libraries homepage. For help accessing resources remotely, see the Using Electronic Resources Guide.
There may be articles and book chapters that Penn Libraries does have full-text access to online. Please use this request form to obtain a PDF copy of these articles and book chapters.
Penn Libraries offers a "Books by Mail" service to students within the US and Canada. This service only includes books within the Penn Libraries' circulating collection.
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The Penn Biotech Commons
The Biotech Commons offers access to licensed software and research management tools, as well as being the gatekeeper to thousands of subscription journal titles in medicine, health policy, nursing, and related fields.
- PubMed (custom link for proxy access to subscription resources)
- HealthStar (MEDLINE-indexed articles on healthcare delivery, technology, and administration)
- BCC Research (Market research reports in biotech, pharma, and healthcare)
- Embase (includes strong coverage of conference proceedings and other material not available in PubMed)
- GlobalData (Market analysis and business intelligence on the medical device and equipment industries)
- PsycINFO (Psychology database from the American Psychological Association)
- HeinOnline (Full text legal research collection, including patent law and intellectual property topics)
The Biotech Commons website also collect links to high-value publicly available data sources from federal agencies and NGOs, including:
Biotech Commons staff can also advise on citation management software and online tools such as EndNote and RefWorks, assist with systematic review projects, and connect you with other specialists in the Penn Libraries for advice on statistical software, data harvesting and interpretation, NIH submission and publication, and other resources.
The Lippincott Library of the Wharton School
Lippincott Library is Penn's business research library, serving Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania community, providing a broad range of resources, including access to data, journals, news, analyst reports and market research. Use our Business FAQ to explore frequently asked questions.
Original reporting and analysis of breaking news in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry.
Biotech news and analysis.
New York Times
Free individual subscriptions to NYT's current news content. Please follow instructions carefully!
Business Source Complete
Business-focused academic journals, magazines and trade publications.
Focusing specifically on the digital space and primarily on consumers, this resource aggregates data and survey results from a wide range of providers.
National and international news, business, health and general information.
Health Business Fulltext
Covers well-known health and life sciences business trade journals. Can be searched in conjunction with Business Source Complete.
WRDS - Wharton Research Data Services
While focusing primarily on finance/economic/accounting data, there are several files on this platform that include hospital data (AHA survey), physician information (IMS SK&A), drug information (Clarivate Analytics) and health care mergers & acquisitions (Levin Associates).
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