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Using Electronic Resources

Using Electronic Resources

To locate library resources, start at the Penn Libraries website or one of the departmental library websites, and use the Franklin Catalog, Franklin Articles+, or one of the many search databases available. To help with your research, this guide provides information on accessing e-resources, optimal browser settings, as well as common connection problems and solutions.


Access and Use Policy


If you are encountering a problem accessing an electronic resource, the following information may assist you:  

If you continue to experience problem after reading our troubleshooting help, please complete this E-Resource Problem Report Form.

Paths to Full-text

The following tools will assist you in connecting to full-text resources:

  • PennText - link to fulltext from within databases.
  • Proxy Prefix - add this to saved URLs for off-campus access.
  • Proxy Bookmarklet - connect to e-resources quickly from off campus.
  • Google Scholar - options for accessing Penn resources.
  •  BrowZine - browse the current table of contents of scholarly journals.
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