When you connect to databases and journals through the libraries records and links, you should be asked to login before going to the site. If you go directly to the database or journal via a Google search or the sites direct URL, this won't happen. The links below will assist you in connecting to resources available to you through your Penn affiliation no matter where you are:
Another way to get started is to find your librarian by reviewing the Subject Specialist list. Your subject specialist can help with research needs and other aspects of using the library.
Chat online with a librarian -- no question too simple, no question too hard -- harder questions might lead to appointments
Using the Catalog and Articles+ to identify books and journal articles. Click on the Catalogs and Articles+ tab (it should turn blue) at the top of this page, type in your search statement or the name of a book, journal article, book chapter, or author.
Sometimes things don't work as well as they should -- if you find that you are being prompted to pay for an article to download it -- don't pay for it. It is probably a mistake in the system either from the publisher's side of things or ours. And remember, that we can always use Inter-Library Loan (ILL) to get journal articles (and its quick!) if we don't have subscription access.
Work around: search the title of the journal in Franklin Catalog, go to the journal site through the catalog link, you may need to select the correct volume and issue (from your original citation), and then look for the title.
Look Journal up in Franklin:
Follow "connect to full text" link and go to journal site--choose correct volume and issue:
Print reserves: Instructors may place books, journal articles and other materials on reserve. To ensure maximum availability, reserve materials are generally charged out by the hour or overnight. The main reserve room at Penn is Rosengarten Reserve, located in the Undergraduate Study Center on the ground floor of the Van Pelt Library and open all night during the fall and spring semesters.