Franklin, the Penn Library's online catalog, lists more than five million books, journal titles, and other materials contained in campus libraries. Note: The Biddle Law Library has its own completely separate catalog, LOLA.
You can search Franklin by author, title, journal title, subject, or keyword. For information on searching, consult Franklin Search Help.
Keyword: Use keyword searching to combine concepts (X AND Y) and to search for particular words or phrases that might appear in titles or notes or subjects. Quotes are used for phrases:
Subject: It may be useful to be familiar with some of the Library of Congress subject headings listed below. As part of the vocabulary that catalogers use to describe book topics, subject headings, once identified, can be used to find more books and other publications on the same subject. There are a variety of terms related to the presidency that are specific and can be used productively in searching. These can be used as keywords or phrases. e.g.
Presidents--United States--Press Conferences
Presidents--Terms of Office
Although the Penn Libraries' collection is large, there are still many reasons you might seek materials elsewhere. Two reasons: 1) the book is checked out at Penn 2) you want to expand your bibliography beyond what is immediately available at Penn. Listed below are options for finding books at other libraries.