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Patty Lynn
Librarian for the Graduate School of Education
Questions?: Email, phone, drop-in with library questions, research appointment needs, citation manager questions, purchase suggestions, and library session requests.
Van Pelt Library
Rm 211, 2nd Floor East

Access to E-Resources

Your PennKey/password are used to access subscription resources. Please see additional information on Using E-Resources.

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  • Search Franklin Catalog by title to see availability/location/call number for print books and links to ebooks.
    • If we do not have a work, use BorrowDirect/EZ Borrow/Interlibrary loan (below) and/or send purchase suggestions to Patty Lynn.

Journal Subscription:

  • Search Franklin Catalog by journal title keyword to see format, years held, location for print or links to full-text.
    • If we have print, login to Franklin Catalog and make a scan and deliver request. 
    • If we have neither print nor electronic, see ILL below.
  • Penn   Text Citation Linker - Search by DOI, article details, journal name.

Article Reference:

  • Connect to Franklin Articles+ and 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.
  • Franklin Catalog - individual articles are not indexed here, but the names of journals to which we subscribe are.  As a double check, search the name of the journal as a journal title keyword search and, if available, navigate to the needed article.

Request options in the Franklin Catalog

Many request functions can be initiated through the Franklin Catalog.  Login (upper right corner) and then click the Show Availability Details Box visible for each catalog entry in order relevant request options.  The display will resemble this:

Request Services Defined:

  • Request - This option will be visible if an item is "Available." Select in order to request delivery of a work from LIBRA (Storage facility in NJ) and other Penn Libraries.  Select material type and destination library.
  • BorrowDirect+ & Interlibrary Loan - see below.
  • Scan and Deliver - Shows for available and unavailable print items.  Request scans of print journal articles and up to 50 pages of a book. Policies.
  • Books by Mail - Shows for available print items.  If you live outside a 75 mile radius of Penn, have Penn books sent to you.  You must first have an email address in the Penn Directory. Registration required | Policies.
  • Faculty Express - For Penn tenure-track faculty. Policies

Request delivery of items from libraries beyond Penn

Borrow Direct


Connect to BorrowDirect (BD) and E-ZBorrow (EZ)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

Education News

Additional Guides

Three resources to know

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.)

PressReader provides page viewing of U.S. and International news publications.  Create account for additional features. offers quality training videos on software products, technologies, and organizational practices. All the videos are individually cataloged in Franklin Catalog.