Franklin, the Penn Library's online catalog, lists more than two million books, journal titles, and other materials contained in campus libraries. Note: The Biddle Law Library has its own completely separate catalog, LOLA.
You can search Franklin by author, title, journal title, subject, or keyword. For information on searching, consult Franklin Search Help.
Keyword: Use keyword searching to combine concepts (X AND Y) and to search for particular words or phrases that might appear in titles or notes or subjects:
Subject: Some useful headings are listed below, with links to Franklin searches. These subjects can be combined with geographic terms (e.g. Philadelphia) to narrow your search.
The smartest way to jumpstart your research is to find lit reviews on similar topics that have already been written.
Tip: Use Thesaurus or Index to indentify useful terms for searching.
Tip: Use proximity searching to catch variations.
E.g., literature near/3 review (ProQuest)
The work of doctoral students, dissertations may never be published in book form, but can be rich resources. They invariably include a lit review as a chapter, and often have extensive bibliographies.
The Annual Reviews series of journals are entirely composed of extensive lit reviews.
Grey literature includes the research not published in books and journals, such as working papers, white papers, and technical reports.
Trace citations backward and forward in time to understand the reception of ideas