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Overleaf now available from Penn Libraries

Penn Libraries now offers institutional access to Overleaf, the online collaborative LaTeX editing platform. All Penn faculty, staff, and students may now set up free Professional accounts, or convert existing personal Overleaf accounts, through the Penn Libraries Overleaf Portal. In addition, our LibGuide on LaTex provides more information on getting started with Overleaf.

With an institutional account, Penn users now have access to the full suite of Overleaf Professional account functionality including:  

  • Unlimited collaborators
  • Full project history view – to see all changes made for the life of the project, with ability to revert to any past changes 
  • Real-time collaboration in either LaTeX or Rich Text editing modes
  • Advanced reference search 
  • Reference manager (i.e Endnote, Mendeley, etc.) sync 
  • GitHub and Dropbox integration (2-way sync) 

Overleaf also provides templates for various publication types, including those from most major commercial and technical society publishers. Users may also create their own templates for private use or share them with the Overleaf community. Create journal articles, lab reports, theses and more!

For more information, contact Doug McGee, Assistant Director for STEM Libraries and Engineering Librarian, at

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