Franklin  consists of two search tools: Franklin Catalog & Franklin Articles+. Together they provide access to print and electronic books, journal and newspaper articles, videos, sound recordings, manuscripts, conference proceedings, and many other resources owned or subscribed to by the Penn Libraries. (journal articles, newspapers, ebooks, and more).

When Catalog & Articles+ are searched together, the results display in two columns, with Catalog entries on the left and Articles+ results on the right. Click "View and filter" at the top of a results column to refine a search within each resource.


Franklin Catalog  lets you:

  • Find print books, ebooks, journal and newspaper titles, sound recordings, videos, conference proceedings, music scores, manuscripts, and other resources owned or subscribed to by the Penn Libraries.
  • See location and status information for print works, and links to online materials.
  • Place requests (when logged in).
  • Find and access public-domain books and journals from HathiTrust.

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Franklin Articles+  lets you find:

  • Books, ebooks, book chapters, journal articles, newspaper articles, government publications, manuscripts, book reviews, conference proceedings, sound recordings, reference works, dissertations, and more.
  • Full-text content subscribed to by Penn.
  • Open-access material.
  • ScholarlyCommons content (University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository).

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