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Browse Scholarly Journals


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

Sage Research Methods

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

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

Stay Current

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

Training Videos at is an online learning platform with courses on software, technology, and personal development.  Students, faculty, and staff have access to all content. Individual videos are listed in the Franklin Catalog.

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Have a Specific Book or Article Reference?

For books, check the Franklin Catalog.  If not available, try BorrowDirect/EZ Borrow/Interlibrary Loan

For articles, search Franklin Articles+ by citation information (article title, author, DOI etc.) or use the PennText Article Finder.

Request works owned by the Penn using Franklin Catalog

First, login (upper right corner) .        

Then for a specific record, click the Options button.  Note these choices:

  • Request that "available" items be delivered between Penn Libraries or from LIBRA storage.
  • Books by Mail - have Penn print books sent to you.  Registration required. You must live 75 miles from Penn and have an email address in the Penn Directory. | Policies.
  • Scan and Deliver - request scans of print journal articles or up to 50 pages of a book. | Policies.
  • Faculty Express - for Penn tenure-track faculty. | Policies.

Request works NOT at the Penn Libraries ...

Have a purchase suggestion? - Write directly to Patty Lynn at

1. BorrowDirect (BD) and E-ZBorrow (EZ)

Borrow print books not at Penn. 12 week loan, no renewal, displays on your Franklin Catalog account.

More info: On-site BorrowDirect borrowing | Borrow Direct Libraries | EZ Borrow Libraries

2. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - Request items from other libraries:

Form request print books or media not at Penn or via BD/EZ.

Form to request journal articles, book chapters not at Penn. 


Penn Libraries & Services

The VAN PELT LIBRARY at 3420 Walnut Street house the print works in education and the social sciences.  Some older works are in LIBRA (Library Research Annex) and can be requested through the Franklin Catalog. All the other Penn Libraries are accessible with your PennCard.

Library Hours  | Access Policy | Borrowing | Teaching and meeting rooms | Book group study space | Study Carrels | Graduate Study Center, Rm 507 

GSE ALUMNI - Library Services for Alumni 

COURSE SUPPORT - Canvas | Print and Electronic Reserves

TECHNOLOGY - Computer Labs and Software at the Penn Libraries | Vitale Digital Media Lab | Poster Printing | Equipment Lending

SCHOLARSHIP & PUBLISHING - Digital Scholarship | Copyright  | ScholarlyCommons - Penn's institutional repository, includes GSE publications.


Librarian for the Graduate School of Education

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Patty Lynn
Need help? Have a question? Contact me with your questions, purchase suggestions, and appointment needs.
Van Pelt Library
Rm 211, 2nd Floor East

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:

Manage Your Citations

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

Additional Education Guides

U.S. Government Documents

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