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Using Citations to Find Articles

If you have a complete article citation, search Franklin from the Penn Libraries homepage to find the full text of your article.

Screenshot image of the search toolbar on Franklin.


On the next page, click Articles+ to limit your search results to articles. 

Screenshot image of the filter tabs "Everything", "Catalog", "Articles+", "Databases", and "Website" on the Franklin page.

No luck? That doesn't mean we don't have access to the article - it could be available in print! Try searching the Catalog for the journal name as a next step.

Screenshot image of the filter tabs "Everything", "Catalog", "Articles+", "Databases", and "Website" on the Franklin page.

Select Catalog and search using the journal name. If the library owns the journal, click on the journal name and confirm that they have the proper issue/volume/date by examining the item record page. If they do, you can request a scan of the article by selecting Digital Delivery (under locations where the journal is held). 

Using Citations to Find Books

If your citation is a book, you will search Franklin from the Penn Libraries homepage

Franklin will help you find the library in which the book is located, and the call number. You can search for a specific book by title, author, or ISBN. You can also do a keyword or subject keyword search to find books on a particular topic.

Library homepage Franklin search box


On the next page, click Catalog to limit your search results to eBooks, books, and other print material. 

Franklin results page with cursor on "catalog"

Other important resources for finding books:

Keyword Searching

This document suggests a good method of crafting effective keyword searches:

Getting Started

Scholarly Databases

These databases will help you find scholarly articles about your topic

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