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Undergraduate Summer Research Programs - SPUR, SUMR, & SIRE: Finding Books

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Finding sources using Franklin

The University of Pennsylvania Libary has many books that either are or contain primary resources about economic history. See our guide to Using Franklin Catalog for assistance on searching for sources in the Library's collection.

Subject Headings & Keyword Searches

Subject Headings

Subject headings are categories--each standing for a particular event, concept, person, etc.--that allow you to do precise Franklin searches. For example, using the Subject Heading Browse field to search for capitalism will bring you to a long list of subjects that start with capitalism. You can browse through this list to find the specific subject heading that is most relevant to you.

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.

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery

If you are unable to find a book or article that you need through the Penn Libraries, you can use one of our InterLibrary Loan systems to search beyond the holdings in Franklin and try and locate it at another library: Click here for access to BorrowDirect+, EZBorrow, and InterLibrary Loan.

Wharton students are also eligible for our Document Delivery services. Our Document Delivery staff can scan articles and book chapters from items available at Penn, or request items from other libraries for you. Send the citation(s) for any items you want to, and they will find and scan the item(s) and send them to you.

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