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Using Electronic Resources

PennText Article Finder

Use the; PennText Citation Linker to quickly find an article, book, or journal.


Article Citation Search

Enter the following citation information into the PennText Article Finder search box:

  • Full Journal Title (no abbreviations). It is important that you spell the journal title correctly. If the title is not spelled right you might be incorrectly told that Penn does not have access to the journal
  • Year
  • Volume Number
  • Issue Number
  • First page number

Click You will be taken to the PennText Services page.

Online is Available - If the article is available electronically in full text you will be provided with a link(s) to access the article. This link will take you directly to the article or to the electronic edition of the journal where you will have to search for the article within the journal.

If there is no link to the electronic full text, this means that Penn probably does not have electronic access. However, it is always advisable to double-check with a journal title keyword search in the Franklin Catalog, the Penn Libraries's database of record for journal title holdings. 

Print Availability - If the article is not available electronically, which may be the case for older articles, you will see a Get It menu, with library locations indicated.  Click the > on the right to see locations and holdings details.

If the article is available in print only, click the sign in option

and choose the Scan and Deliver options.  Library staff will prepare a PDF scan of the article. If neither full-text online or print is available, instead choose Interlibrary loan to request that the library acquire a copy of the article from another library. In both cases, you will be notified when the article is available.