These databases will help you find scholarly articles about your topic
If you have a complete article citation, search Articles+ to find the full text of your article.
No luck? That doesn't mean we don't have access to the article - it could be in print! Try using the PennText Article Finder as a next step. You can find PennText on the Library homepage.
To find the full-text of an article, enter the journal name into the PennText article finder. A pop-up box will give you options to access the article online, in print, or the option to request through interlibrary loan.
Visit this library guide for more information on using Penn Libraries' resources off-campus.
If' you're off-campus and want to connect to a Penn subscription to a website (for example, Nature), you can use this prepend before the site:
You'll then be asked to log in with your PennKey and password. You can also add this link as a bookmark in your browser.
Note that Penn sometimes does not subscribe to a journal website but still has content available through another electronic subscription. In that case, try a journal title keyword search in Franklin, or feel free to get in touch.
If your citation is a book, use Franklin, the Library catalog. 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.
Resources for locating books:
Book not at Penn? Request it from another library using BorrowDirect or EZ-Borrow!
Article citations have a journal/periodical title in addition to the article title. They will usually also show a volume and issue number.
Book citations generally show a publisher and a city of publication. Book chapters will include the title of the chapter as well as the name of the book.
These resources provide contextual information.
As a Penn alum, you'll continue to have access to some library resources.