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Education: Overview

Using E-Resources

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

Browse Journal Tables of Contents

BrowZine - 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. 

Today's Newspaper Online

Newspaper Website + App Subscriptions

The Penn Libraries host subscriptions for several major newspaper website and mobile applications. These typically require an initial website registration through PennKey authentication. Registration may require students to specify their expected graduation date.

Searchable content on these websites and apps may extend back only a few years. For sure-footed content searching, consider using the Newspaper Compilations on this page.

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Request Print Works Owned by the Penn Libraries

To Request Print Materials:  Go to the Franklin Catalog, login (upper right corner), search for item, click Options button to see these choices. 

  • Pickup@Penn - request that "available" items be readied for pick up at the Van Pelt Library.
  • Books by Mail- have Penn print books sent to addresses in the United States and Canada.  Registration is required. You must have an email address in the Penn Directory.  (Video - How to use Books by Mail)
  • Request Digital Delivery- request scans of print journal articles or up to 50 pages of a book owned by the Penn Libraries. (Video - How to use Request Digital Delivery and Interlibrary Loan)

Request Materials From Libraries Beyond Penn

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 https://www.linkedin.com/learning is an online learning platform with courses on software, technology and learning-related, 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.

Manage Your Citations

Additional Education Guides

U.S. Government Documents

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

Librarian & Coordinator for Social Sciences Collections

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Lauris Olson
Contact:
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
203 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
U.S.A.
215-898-0119
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