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Education: Getting Started

Welcome PennGSE

This guide is intended as a customized entry point to Penn Library resources and services for PennGSE, Teachers Institute of Philadelphia, and others researching education-related topics. 

Accessing Resources

Your PennKey/password are used to access subscription resources. For ease of use off campus, add the Proxy Bookmark to your browser.  This will automatically add the proxy prepend to publisher URLs and DOIs.

Education News

Additional Guides

Three good resources to know

Browse journals:  BrowZine lets you browse recent issues of scholarly journals. Create personalized shelves. App available. (Does not include all Penn journals. Can only search by journal title, ISSN, and subject categories.)

Read the newspaper PressReader provides page viewing of U.S. and International news publications.  Create account for additional features.

Learn programs better: offers quality training videos on software products, technologies, and organizational practices.


Paths to Find...

How to search for a specific book, journal, or article.

  • Franklin Catalog
    • Books: Search by title for format, availability/location/call number of print books and links to ebooks. If we do not have the work, use BorrowDirect/EZ Borrow/Interlibrary loan (below).
    • Journals: Search by journal title keyword to see format, years held, location for print or links to full-text.
  • Franklin Articles+
    • A specific article: Enter keywords from a journal article citation to find full-text. If we do not have full-text, follow the PennText link to check for print or access the interlibrary loan form.
  • Penn   Text Citation Linker - Search by DOI, article details, journal name.

How to request delivery of Penn items through Franklin Catalog

Log into Franklin Catalog and click the Show Availability Box to see these options:

How to request delivery of items from libraries beyond Penn

Borrow Direct


BorrowDirect (BD) and E-ZBorrow (EZ)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

Librarian for the Graduate School of Education

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Patty Lynn
Always Happy to Help - Contact me directly for your: Library-related questions, research/searching appointment requests, purchase suggestions, class library instruction sessions requests.

Office Location:
Van Pelt Library
Rm 211, 2nd Floor East
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104