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Librarian for the Graduate School of Education

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Patty Lynn
Email me with library-related questions and purchase suggestions.
Van Pelt Library
Rm 211, 2nd Floor East

Libraries and Services







  • Workshops
  • -  training videos on software products, technologies, and organizational practices. 

Starting Places for Literature Searching ...

1. How do I Find a ....

Specific Book  - Search Franklin Catalog. Connect to ebooks, note access / downloading options. For print books, come to the library or login to make requests (see below).

Specific Journal Article - Try an article title search in Franklin Articles+ and, if available, connect to full text. If not online, follow the citation online link to the record page, then click on the PennText link for request options.  Also try a journal title keyword search in the Franklin Catalog to connect to a journal.  

2. How do I Request works at Penn?

Via Franklin Catalog - Login (upper right corner) and click the Show Availability Details Box for options.  

Request - When item is "Available," request delivery from LIBRA storage to a Penn Library and between Penn Libraries.

Scan and Deliver - Scans of print journal articles and up to 50 pages of a book. Policies.

Books by Mail - If you live outside a 75 mile radius of Penn, have Penn books sent to you.  Registration required and you must have an email address in the Penn Directory. | Policies.

Place on Course Reserves - Faculty can have print works placed on reserves in Van Pelt or have e-resources linked in their Canvas sites.

Faculty Express - For Penn tenure-track faculty. Policies

Relevant request options are also visible when following the PennText links via databases such as Franklin Articles+, ERIC, Scopus etc.

3. How do I request works not at Penn?

BorrowDirect (BD) and E-ZBorrow (EZ)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 


PressReader - PDF version of today's U.S. and International newspapers.  Recent  three months. Create account for additional features.

Manage Your Citations

GSE - Learn more about RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero. Contact Patty Lynn at with questions or one to one training / group sessions on these tools. 

Access to E-Resources

Your PennKey/password are used to access subscription resources. See additional information on Using E-Resources.

Browse Scholarly Journals

BrowZine - browse recent issues of scholarly journals. Create personalized shelves. App available. Does not include all Penn journals.  Search by journal title, ISSN, and subject categories.

Additional Guides