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Got a reference and need to get to the full text? Here is a set of suggestions for getting to the text of journal articles and books. The options are ordered from the one that will get the information in your hands the fastest to the one that will take the most time.
Searching for Journal Articles
Look up the title of the journal in Franklin or in the e-journal search tool to see if we have electronic full text. If we do: Instantaneous access!
If we don't have electronic full text, look up the title of the journal in Franklin to see if we have print holdings on campus. If we do:
Walk over to the library that has the item and make a copy or scan yourself (does not apply to material in LIBRA). You get access as soon as you get to the library!
Make a Scan and Deliver request for the item to be scanned and delivered electronically to your desktop (required for material in LIBRA; optional for all other locations). You get access within 24-48 hours.
If we don't have print at all, check the catalog at Drexel to see if they have the journal in their collection. If they do, you can walk over to use it in their library at 33rd and Market Streets. You get access as soon as you get to the library!
Look up the title of the book in Franklin. If we have electronic full text, follow the link. You get instantaneous access!If we do not have electronic full text, check for print holdings. If we have the book in print and it is on the shelf:
Walk to the library that holds the book (does not apply to materials held in LIBRA). You get access as soon as you get to the library!
Request that the book be delivered to the library of your choice by using the Request option (required for material in LIBRA; optional for all other locations). You get the book within 24-48 hours.
If Penn does not have access to the book or if it is checked out to someone else, check the BorrowDirect and EZ-Borrow catalogs. If one of our partner institutions has a copy of the book available, request that it be delivered to the most convenient library for you. You get the book within 5 business days.
If none of our BorrowDirect or EZ-Borrow partners has an available copy of the book, perform an Interlibrary Loan book request. You do not need to know where or if the book is available to use this option. Our ILL staff will try to find a copy of the book for you to borrow. You get the book within 2 weeks.