PubMed-Medline (with USC links)
Premier database of worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.
Coverage of the literature in nursing and allied health care areas.
Web of Science
Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1900 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present).
Note: Previously our subscription began social sciences coverage in 1956. Coverage now extends back to 1900 in the social sciences.
Besides the subject citation databases, the Web of Science Core Collection also includes: Book Citation Index (2005 to present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus
Additional Databases (alphabetical)
Academic Search Complete
Covers all subject areas. Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Combines AGRICOLA, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statements databases.
Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.
This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in . . .
Does not include impact factors but you can find acceptance rates, manuscript guidelines, and review process information for journals. Search by topic areas, words in journal name, acceptance rate, type of review process, or publisher. Directories for the fields of:
- Business (Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing)
- Computer Science – Business Information Systems
- Education (Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science)
- Psychology & Psychiatry
- Nursing and Health Administration
- Science (Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Oceanography, Physics)
Provides reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care.
Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volumes I - III)
Streaming video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.
Dissertations and Theses
Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.
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Enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature. To access the full-text to which the University Libraries subscribes from Google Scholar
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- Click Library Links then enter University of South Carolina
- Select University of South Carolina - Columbia-USC - FullText@USC Columbia
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Take a look at our Google and Google Scholar guide for some advanced searching tips.
HAPI - Health and Psychosocial Instruments
Index to information on measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, rating scales, etc.) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
To see if we have the sources, search our Ejournals and library catalog.
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP (Evidence Based Practice) Database
Covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that's been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at the JBI so you can integrate the world's best evidence into your research. It includes evidence summaries, evidence-based recommended practices, best practice information sheets, systematic reviews, consumer information sheets, systematic review protocols and technical reports.
LLBA - Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Contains citations, with abstracts, to worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print
Combines two related reference works: Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print.
Mental Measurements Yearbook (coverage is from Volume 9 forward, updated monthly) offers descriptive information and critical reviews of more than 2,000 commercially-available standardized English-language educational, personality, aptitude, neuropsychological, achievement and intelligence tests. Earlier print volumes available in Thomas Cooper Library, Reference Z 5814 .P8 B932.
Tests in Print is a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Volumes of Tests in Print from 1961 to present are also available in Thomas Cooper Library, Reference Z5814.E9 B8.
In MICROMEDEX 2.0 you’ll find information on drugs including: identification (by imprint code or description), interactions, comparisons, pricing, and IV compatibility. You can also search for the toxicity of drugs, household products, chemicals and other substances.
Click on Care Notes System for easy-to-understand information written for lay people about aspects of patient care, medications, and health.
OECD iLibrary [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] 1997-2013
The online library of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. We have access to content from 1997-2013 only unless current title is open access. Best known for its publications and its statistics, the OECD’s work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development, science and innovation.
Physical Education Index
Subject areas covered include: physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, sport sociology/psychology, health education and physical therapy.
PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) Database
The PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) database covers the literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health conditions related to traumatic events.
Premier database for psychology and related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.
Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text. Strongest coverage in the sciences, but includes some business, humanities and social science journals.
SciFinder Web *Registration Required*
Provides access to the full Chemical Abstracts database with citations to the literature of chemistry and patents, as well as compound information including structure, chemical names, formulas, Registry Numbers and reaction information for organic and organometallic reactions - plus substructure and reaction searching.
First time users: register for SciFinder. As part of the registration process you'll be sent an email. Instead of clicking on the link in the email, copy & paste the link into a browser to complete the registration process.
Once you register you can use SciFinder Mobile.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral and policy sciences.
Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.