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Using E-Resources

See our guide on Using E-Resources, including these two tools for easy access for students, faculty, and staff to full-text when available:

Today's Newspaper Online

Glide through the pages of PDF versions of today's and 2-3 months of U.S. and International Newspapers  Create account for additional features.

Wall Street Journal

Students, faculty, and staff can activate access to the WSJ with a penn email address. To sign up, see these details. Account holders, login directly at

Journal Reading Room


Table of contents of recent issues of many scholarly journals in all fields. Connect to full-text. Create personalized shelves. Search by journal title, ISSN, and subject categories.  App available. 

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Request print works owned by the Penn Libraries

Go to the Franklin Catalog  and login (upper right corner) .        

Then while viewing the desired record, choose from the below options:

  • Pickup@Penn - request that "available" items be readied for pick up outside the Van Pelt Library.
  • Books by Mail - have Penn print books sent to you.  Registration required. You must have an email address in the Penn Directory.  
  • Digital Delivery - (formerly called Scan & Deliver) request scans of print journal articles or up to 50 pages of a book. 
  • Faculty Express - for Penn tenure-track faculty. 

Request items from other libraries

BorrowDirect (BD) and E-ZBorrow (EZ) - the requesting portion of these sharing services is suspended, as most member libraries are either closed or have limited staff, but the union catalogs may still be searched for discovery purposes.

Requests for materials from other libraries - We are able to place requests for articles and chapters that other libraries may have available. Please use the Digital Delivery links in the Franklin Catalog, the PennText request pages in various databases (preferred), or this Article or Chapter Request Form. There are no guarantees that we can obtain the materials, but we will try.

Research Methodology

The Sage Research Methods  offers more than 1k books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics in the social sciences.

Training Videos

Linkedin Learning at is an online learning platform with courses on software, technology, and personal development.  Students, faculty, and staff have access to all content. Click Sign In, enter your Penn email, then click Sign in with Single Signin.   Individual videos are listed in the Franklin Catalog.

Stay Current

Set up citation and journal alerts for up to twenty journals using the free version of JournalTOCs.  Many of the library databases offer the option to set up alerts too.

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Additional Education Guides

U.S. Government Documents

For policy related issues, these two guides with links to Government document sources may be useful: