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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.
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Books and Searchable E-Book Collections
Use the Franklin Catalog
to find books, edited volumes, handbooks, journal holdings, videos, and more at Penn. Link directly to other ebook platforms. See below for request options.
Subject-Focused Databases for Articles and More
Find online scholarly journal articles in subject focused databases in education, language and linguistics, psychology, and other fields.
Online Reference Works
Browse a selection of education-related handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and directories and learn to discover others.
Access full-text dissertations online from Penn and from other institutions of higher education.
Request print works owned by the Penn Libraries - Books by Mail, PickUp@Penn, Digital Delivery
How to Request Print Materials: Go to the Franklin Catalog, login (upper right corner), search to find the desired item, click the Options button, and you will see buttons for these services.
- 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.
- Digital Delivery- request scans of print journal articles or up to 50 pages of a book.
Request Materials From Libraries Beyond Penn
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. As many libraries across the country are closed or just restarting services, there are no guarantees that we can obtain the materials, but we will try.
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.
The Sage Research Methods offers more than 1k books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics in the social sciences.
Linkedin Learning at https://www.linkedin.com/learning 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.
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.
Librarian for the Graduate School of Education
Additional Education Guides
U.S. Government Documents
For policy related issues, these two guides with links to Government document sources may be useful: