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Listed below are discreet e-book collections providing reference and background information on topics in Electrical and Systems Engineering. Additional titles in both print and electronic formats may be found using Franklin, our online catalog. For example, here is a lecture on Project Management for Engineering Design from the Synthesis Digital Library.
Books are a great source of background information on a topic. One thing to be aware of with this type of literature, however, is that the information contained is not necessarily the most current, as the publication process for a book is lengthy.
The primary tool to search the Engineering books in our collection is our online catalog, Franklin, which is linked below. Also provided are tools for searching beyond Penn's collections. Print books are located primarily in Van Pelt and LIBRA, our remote storage facility.
Franklin: Penn's Library Catalog
Link to the native interface for Penn's library catalog, which searches the holdings of all 15 libraries on campus.
An "online catalog of online catalogs," WorldCat enables you to search for materials from libraries around the world in one interface.
Google Books Search
Allows you to search the full text of selected books. You may need to register for a free account at https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount if you do not already have one.
BorrowDirect and E-ZBorrow
Search the catalogs of partner institutions that promise a 3-5 day delivery of books unavailable at Penn.
Interlibrary Loan Article Request
ILL will obtain journal articles and conference papers not available in Penn Library collections. Deliver is usually with 24-48 hours.