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Urban Studies - Research Guide: Books

Guide to resources in urban studies

Books at Penn Libraries

Franklin, 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 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.

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.