How to Find Resources

How to Find Resources

Databases

I want to find a database that covers a specific health sciences subject area.

I want to find a database that covers a subject outside of health sciences. 

I want to browse a list of databases selected by librarians. 

  • View the Research Guides created by health sciences librarians. Select a guide that covers the subject of interest to view a list of recommended databases. 

Articles

I have a partial citation. 

I have a citation. 

  • Search the USC Libraries Catalog for the journal title to determine if USC subscribes to the journal. In the catalog record, you’ll find links to the electronic version of the journal or where to locate a print copy. 

  • Click the magnifying glass icon at the top of the page to open a search box. Change the search facet to Primo Everything. Search by article title. In the results, you’ll find a link to the electronic version of the article or where to locate a print copy. 

I need to search for an article. 

  • View the Health Sciences A-Z List of Databases to select a health sciences-specific database such as PubMed@USC. Search within the database to find articles. 

  • Need an article outside of health sciences? View the A-Z List of Databases to see all the databases subscribed to by USC; then, search within the database to find articles. 

Books

I have a citation for a book. 

I need to find a book on a topic. 

USC Libraries do not own the book I want to read. 

Journals 

I know the name of the journal I want to view. 

  • Use the Journal Search in the USC Libraries Catalog to search for journals by title. Inside the catalog for each journal, find a link to electronic access to the journal or where to locate a print copy. 

I want to browse for journals covering a topic. 

  • Search the USC Libraries Catalog by keyword. Use the ‘Material Type’ filter to filter to ‘Journals’. 

Research Guides

Our research guides are librarian-curated guides to subjects, courses, and information literacy topics to guide users to the best resources available from USC and beyond. 

View the Dental Research Guides. 

View the Health Sciences Research Guides A to Z list

View all USC Libraries Research Guides

Tutorials

Please visit the Health Sciences Tutorials playlist for more help on how to find health sciences resources. 

Requesting Resources

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