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E-books at Penn: Overview

Finding and Using Ebooks at the University of Pennsylvania

Search for E-Books in Franklin

What is an E-book

An e-book, electronic book, or digital book, is defined by The Oxford English Dictionary as a book whose text is available in electronic format for reading on a specialized device or computer screen.

National Emergency Library from the Internet Archive

The National Emergency Library is a collection of 1.4 million books (and growing) that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Available through The Internet Archive, all books have no waitlists, which will continue through at least June 30, 2020.

How Journals are Responding to COVID-19

Questions? Contact:

Rebecca Stuhr
Director for Academic Engagement
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


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