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E-books at Penn: E-book formats

Finding and Using Ebooks at the University of Pennsylvania

E-book formats

E-books take many forms.

Most e-books, often part of collections or in databases, are fully searchable, and

Many e-books duplicate printed texts, others are born digital and provide unique access. See:

Access to e-books

The Penn Libraries link to freely available e-book collections such as Gutenberg-e and Project Gutenberg, but most e-books are purchased by the library and you will need to enter your penn key to open them.

To find e-books in the Penn Collections

Search Franklin: Catalog


Citing e-books

Some of these links may require a Penn key