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About Franklin Articles+

Franklin Articles+ contains

Articles+, a component of Franklin, is a single search entry point into the Penn Libraries' large collection of ebooks, scholarly journals, newspaper articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, as well as open access content. Franklin Articles+ also indexes the content in ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository. Search results can be expanded to beyond our Library collection. For more information on content covered, see Content Types available in Franklin Articles+ is available.

Access to E-Resources

For more information see our guide on Using E-Resources, which includes information on:

Content not in Articles+

While Articles+ contain information from many of the Libraries' subscription databases, content for many databases is not included. For print works owned by Penn, consult the Franklin Catalog. Specialized or comprehensive research should also include the Libraries' subject databases - See the Penn Libraries for access to other databases. For information about which databases are best for your subject area, contact a Subject Librarian.

Articles+ vs Google Scholar?

Both Franklin Articles+ and Google Scholar let you search across massive collections of scholarly and popular material, but Franklin Articles+ provides indexing to full-text materials unique to Penn. When you do a full-text limit in Franklin Articles+, you are limiting your results to Penn's full-text holdings and open access content. There will be content common to both Franklin Articles+ and Google Scholar, as well as content that is unique to both. The relevance ranking algorithm for each search tool varies, including the degree to which each favors highly cited items. Also, with Franklin Articles+, you can limit to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles in the basic search and Peer Reviewed only in the Advanced search. This useful limit is not offered with Google Scholar

Further Assistance:

For questions about library collections and additional search tools, please contact your subject librarian.

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