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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 request form to obtain a PDF copy of these articles and book chapters. The libraries' 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.

The Penn Biotech Commons

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)
  • 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 Holman Biotech Commons website also collect links to high-value publicly available data sources from federal agencies and NGOs, including:

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 available through the Penn Libraries include:

Other citation-related information of interest:


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. 

Director, Biotech Commons

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Hannah Rutledge
Biotech Commons
Johnson Pavilion
3610 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Business Research Librarian

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Marcella Barnhart
Lippincott Library
Van Pelt/Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
2nd floor, room 256
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Other Recommended Resources

Links to key journals:

Health Policy and Advocacy Resources: