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Top Databases

  • 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.

  • PubMed-Medline (with USC links)

    Premier database of worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

  • Web of Science Core Collection (includes Citation Indexes)

    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)

  • Anatomy.tv [3D Human Anatomy and Physiology Online]

    Interactive and 3D modules that bring to life key anatomy and physiology concepts. 

    Chrome no longer officially supports the Unity plugin used by Primal's 3D Real-time Human Anatomy.  Use IE, Firefox, Opera, or Safari when accessing this product.

  • CINAHL Complete

    Coverage of the literature in nursing and allied health care areas.

  • 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.

  • Education Source *and* ERIC

    Search both of the major education databases at the same time.

  • Google Scholar

    Search specifically for scholarly literature.  To access the full-text to which the University Libraries subscribes, from Google Scholar
    - Select Settings
    - Click Library Links then enter University of South Carolina
    - Select University of South Carolina - Columbia-USC - FullText@USC Columbia
    - Click Save

    The Chrome browser does not display USC Columbia e-text options for times cited by Web of Science. Take a look at our Google and Google Scholar guide for some advanced searching tips.

  • MEDLINE (EBSCO) with Full Text

    MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

  • PsycINFO

    Premier database for psychology and related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work, law, criminology, social science, and organizational behavior.

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral and policy sciences.