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Master of Health Care Innovation Library Resources: Home

Selected subscription and non-subscription resources recommended for students enrolled in the MHCI program.

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 Accessing Electronic Resources GuideThe library offers several browser plug-ins and other extensions to simplify e-journal and ebook discovery.

There may be articles and book chapters that Penn Libraries does have full-text access to online. Please use this Interlibrary Loan request form to obtain a PDF copy of these articles and book chapters. The Franklin Library catalog and discovery systems, and subscription databases include journals and books that are not held locally, and are configured to make requesting these resources easy and intuitive.

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.

Health Sciences & Other Recommended Resources


The Holman 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)
  • Embase (includes strong coverage of conference proceedings and other material not available in PubMed)
  • Scopus (multidisiplinary database)
  • PsycINFO (Psychology database from the American Psychological Association)
  • Sociological Abstracts Covers sociology, case work, demographics, policy studies, political science, family studies, feminist studies, and social security programs.
  • HeinOnline (Full text legal research collection)

Links to Key Journals

Links to high-value publicly available data sources from federal agencies and NGOs, including:

Health Policy and Advocacy Resources

Citation Management Resources

Holman Biotech Commons staff can also advise on citation management software and online tools such as EndNote and Zotero, including how to configure them to integrate with word processing software to manage formatting citations for specific styles or particular journals.

Online citation guides and style manuals

Screening references tool

  • Covidence - systematic review/scoping review support tool

Research Data & Digital Scholarship

The Research Data & Digital Scholarship team can assist with a wide variety of needs from data management to working with data analysis software. Get in touch with us at 

The Lippincott Library of the Wharton School

Lippincott Library is Penn's business research library, 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. 

Health News Sources

  • STAT+.  Original reporting and analysis of breaking news in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Timmerman Report.  Biotech news and analysis.
  • Health Business Full Text.  Covers well-known health and life sciences business trade journals. Can be searched in conjunction with Business Source Complete.
  • Informa Pharma Intelligence.  Pharma and biotech industry analysis sources.

General News

Market Research

  • BCC Research.  Global industry reports.
  • Academic.  Includes reports in Life Sciences
  • IBISWorld.  U.S.-focused Market research report on a wide range of health care and social assistance industries, emphasizing specific types of providers, services and facilities.

Company Information

Important Library Curated Guides

Additional Links Added after Presentation

Medical Education Liaison

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Frank Campbell
Univ of Penn - Holman Biotech Commons
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Philadelphia, PA 19104

Resource Development and Reference Librarian

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Cynthia Cronin-Kardon
Lippincott Library
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Nursing Liaison Librarian

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