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About Franklin Articles+


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. Whenever possible, direct links to full-text will be provided. Search results can also be expanded to beyond our Library collection. From Articles+, you have access to much of the content in: Full-text Library Databases, Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) Resources, Open Access publications


All users are able to access and search Articles+. However, only Penn students, faculty, and staff will have access to licensed resources. These resources require authentication using your PennKey and password. From off campus, look for the banner that asks you to authenticate.

Content not in Articles+

While it does contain information from most of the Libraries' databases, there is some information that is not included in Articles+. For print works, be sure to consult the Franklin: Catalog. Specialized or comprehensive research should also include the Libraries' subject databases . For information about which databases are best for your subject area, contact a Subject Librarian.

Articles+ vs Google Scholar?

Both Articles+ and Google Scholar let you search across massive collections of scholarly and popular material, but Articles+ provides indexing to full-text materials unique to Penn. When you do a full-text limit, you are limiting your results to Penn's full-text holdings and open access content. There will be content common to both databases and some will be unique to both. They also sort by relevance differently. With Articles+ you can limit to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles in the basic search and just Peer Reviewed in the Advanced search.

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