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E-books at Penn: Accessing & Citing E-Books

Finding and Using Ebooks at the University of Pennsylvania

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 Pennkey to open them.

E-books are listed in the Franklin catalog along with print books. To filter by format, Make your search, then select "Online" in the left-hand column's top-most box.

Screenshot of Frankling catalog

To access the e-book, simply click the link that says "Connect to Text." The link might sometimes say something else, such as the name of the database that provides this e-book to us.

Screenshot of Frankling catalogScreenshot of Frankling catalog

If you need assistance past this point, please don't hesitate to ask a librarian.

Search Franklin: Catalog


Citing e-books

Some of these links may require a Penn key

APA 7th Edition:

In APA 7th edition, specifying whether something is a print book or an electronic book is no longer required.