A Virtual Orientation to the USC Libraries

This general orientation is designed to help introduce students, staff, and faculty to the resources, services, and spaces available through the USC Libraries.

Find Journals

Search or browse for a journal in the USC Libraries catalog and access full-text.

What does the "peer review" filter mean?

When you search in the USC Libraries, you may notice a filter on the left-hand side that says “Peer-Reviewed Journals.” And assignments often require you to use peer-reviewed, or scholarly, sources. What does this mean, and why would you use this filter? That’s what we’ll cover in this tutorial.