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APLNG 210 The Ecology of Global English

This is a course research guide for APLNG 210.

Accessing Electronic Resources FAQ

Q: What is an electronic resource (a.k.a. e-resource)?

A: Any resources that is available in a digital format. They are accessible online using your PSU credentials. They include e-books, audio files, streaming videos, government documents, online scholarly journals, and more. More than 4 million electronic resources are available to Penn State students, faculty and staff, including more than 2 million electronic books.

Q: When I search the catalog, can I limit the results to view only electronic resources?

A: Yes. From https://catalog.libraries.psu.edu/, input your search. When the results appear, you will see a filter labeled "Access" on the left-hand side. Click "Access," then "Online" (See Figure 1 below). This will limit your results to online only.

     Screenshot of catalog page with "access" filter highlighted

        Figure 1.

Q: I followed the link to an e-resource in the catalog, but don't see how to actually read it. How do I get to the resource?

A: In the description at the top, there will be a heading labeled "Access Online" (see Figure 2 below). Follow the link. You may be prompted to log in using your Penn State credentials. You can then read the resource online or download it, depending on the particular resource.

       Screenshot of sample book in catalog with access online link highlighted.

          Figure 2.