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Articles & More via Summon

A broad, multidisciplinary tool that searches in-depth across the Libraries' print and electronic collections. Use this to find journal articles, newspaper articles, books, and dissertations. Filter search results by type of source (including peer-review), subject area, year, etc.

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Books & More via the Catalog

Traditional author/title/subject and keyword search of print and electronic books, journal titles, videos, etc. in the Libraries' collections.

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Article Lookup

Find fulltext access options for a known journal article by filling in citation information, DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or PMID (PubMed ID number). If the article is not available through the Libraries' eJournal collections, search further for the print journal in the catalog, or request the article through Interlibrary Loan.

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Borrow from Other Libraries

If you don't find what you need in the Drexel Libraries collections, our interlibrary loan services can provide it through cooperative agreements with other libraries.

  • E-Z Borrow -- search to borrow books from academic libraries in Pennsylvania
  • ILLiad -- request books not available via E-Z Borrow, book chapters, journal articles, etc.


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Search for electronic journals by title, or browse alphabetically or by subject area.

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iDEA E-Repository and Archives

Searchable and browse-able digital archives of Drexel-produced scholarship including theses, dissertations, faculty and student research publications and design projects.

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Increasing Access to Drexel Research Outputs Strengthens Contributions to Scholarship

Submitted by Deb Morley on December 5, 2017 - 11:01AM

For a research university like Drexel, capturing and disseminating research output is essential, albeit challenging. The advent of institutional repositories has made it significantly easier for organizations to promote and share their scholarly outputs with a global audience.

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Libraries Migrates Website to New Content Management System

Submitted by Stacy Stanislaw on September 6, 2017 - 6:51AM

On Wednesday, September 6, the Libraries migrated its website to a new Content Management System.

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ProQuest unavailable Saturday night, January 28th, starting at 10 PM EST

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ProQuest research databases will be unavailable on Saturday, January 28th for maintenance.

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Summon Update on 12/15/16 - Highlights

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The vendor Summon will roll out important improvements on Wednesday, December 15, 2016.

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Maintenance may affect article access 12-7pm, Sat. Oct. 29

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