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WH299 & WH399 JWS/WRS Research Seminar: Finding Books

Search Franklin: Catalog


Subject Headings & Keyword Searches

Keyword Searches

Keyword searches look for search terms anywhere in the record, i.e. the author, subject, title fields, etc. When you find a work of interest, check the full view of the record to see subject headings that can lead to further relevant works.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are categories--each standing for a particular event, concept, person, etc.--that allow you to focus your search more precisely in Franklin. Use the Subject Heading Keyword option to search and the Subject Heading Browse option to browse a list. 

Resource sharing services

If you are unable to find a book or article that you need through the Penn Libraries, you can use the catalogs of our resource sharing partners (BorrowDirect+ for other Ivies, E-ZBorrow for other institutions in Pennsylvania and neighboring states) to try to request them from another institution.

Please see also our Wharton-specific document delivery service,