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HSOC 59: Medical Missionaries and Partners: Finding Articles and Books

Research Article Databases

Contemporary Magazine Databases

Use these to identify and locate magazine and journal articles written by and about medical missionaries, from the 19th and 20th centuries. Penn Libraries research guides provide additional suggestions:

Contemporary News Sources

Newspapers may provide interviews or reports from missionaries in the field, accounts of local lectures or visits by missionaries, and advertisements or other announcements. These Penn Libraries research guides will point to additional historic newspaper resources:

Books at Penn Libraries

Franklin Catalog, the Penn Library's online catalog, lists more than two million books, journal titles, and other materials contained in campus libraries. Note: The Biddle Law Library has its own completely separate catalog, LOLA.

You can search Franklin by author, title, journal title, subject, or keyword. For information on searching, consult Franklin Catalog Search Help.

Keyword: Use keyword searching to combine concepts (X AND Y)and to search for particular words or phrases that might appear in titles or notes or subjects:

Author: Try corporate bodies such as:

Subject: Some useful headings are listed below, with links to Franklin searches. These subjects can be combined with geographic terms (e.g. Philadelphia) to narrow your search.

And don't forget those personal-account subject terms!

Contemporary Books - in ebook format

Books Beyond Penn

Although the Penn Libraries' collection is large, there are still many reasons you might seek materials elsewhere. Listed below are options for finding books at other libraries.