Accessing Electronic Resources

Electronic resources are available only to USC faculty, staff and students registered in the current or past semester.

All users are required to log into electronic resources. When prompted, log in with your USC NetID and password (same NedID used for your email or Workday account).

Frequently Asked Questions


I tried to link to PubMed from the Norris Library website but the USC Login page says "authentication failure."  

This message is displayed when the user's USC NetID/Password entered to access a USC-licensed resource does not identify you as USC Faculty, Staff, or Student. If you are a USC affiliate, contact the USC Libraries Proxy Support Group at: This message also may mean that your password has expired. Click on the Forgot Password link, or go to:

I can get to most resources on the Norris Library website but when I try to access a specific journal it won't let me get to the article I want.

The resource website may be temporarily down or there may be a problem with our subscription.  Please report these problems so that we can correct them.

As a USC alumnus can I access the library's electronic journals and books?

When in the Norris Library, members of USC health sciences program alumni groups may use key-operated computer workstations to access electronic resources.  For more information see the Your Eligibility page.  USC alumni also have remote access to the Proquest Research Library that includes thousands of general and scholarly titles, and provides full-text for a significant number of articles.  Additional information is provided on the USC Alumni Association website.

Still having problems?

Use the Report a Problem form or use the chat function in the lower right corner of our website to talk to a librarian.

Also, view the "using the library" tutorials for more tips and detailed instructions for using the library website.