Hidden Gem: Lippincott Library’s Document Delivery Service

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Have you found yourself in a maze of confusion while trying to track down an article or book chapter? You are not alone! Fortunately, Wharton faculty, staff, PhD, MBA, and undergraduate students can avoid this frustration by taking advantage of Lippincott Library’s Document Delivery service. If reducing research time and effort sounds appealing, read on to learn more.

Whether you need an article or a chapter from a book, Lippincott’s Document Delivery staff will track down the item and get it to you.

Here are common questions and answers about Document Delivery:

How does Document Delivery obtain the material I request?

We locate the PDF within one of our hundreds of subscription databases or make a scan from a print item in the Penn Libraries’ collections.

What if I need an article or book chapter that is not in Penn Libraries’ collections?

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Not a problem! We will request the article or chapter from one of our many partner libraries around the world. You will receive a link to the PDF directly in your email inbox. 

What else should I know about the Document Delivery service?

There may be limits to the amount we can scan from a single book or journal issue based on U.S. copyright laws, including Fair Use.

How do I use Document Delivery?

Email the full citation of the article or book chapter to docdel@wharton.upenn.edu and we will get to work!  Expect to receive PDFs from our subscription databases or scans from items within Penn’s collection within 24 hours. (Note: Document Delivery is staffed Monday through Friday)

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