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    • Abstracts in Anthropology.

      Find summaries of articles. Search or browse groupings in: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics. To see if we have the materials, search our Online journals and library catalog

    • Academic Search Complete.

      Covers all subject areas.  Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.

    • Academic Search Complete, Education Source, ERIC and PsycINFO.

      Conveniently connects to four major databases relevant to learning-related topics.

    • Access World News.

      News from 1978 to current.  Search globally or restrict your search to a world region, country, state or language.

    • Accessible Archives.

      Accessible Archives provides collections of primary source materials in full text databases. The following collections are available:

      • African American Newspapers (National Era, 1847-1860; Frederick Douglass Papers, 1851-1856; Provincial Freeman, 1854-1857; The Christian Recorder, 1861-1893 (excluding 1892).
      • The Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800, Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalog, Pennsylvania Newspaper Record
      • The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
      • South Carolina Newspapers, 1732-1780
    • AccessPharmacy.

      A collection of pharmacy and medical textbooks, multimedia resources, information on drugs, herbs and supplements.  More features available (case plans, NAPLEX review, etc.) if you create a free MyAccessPharmacy personal profile.  You'll need to be on a computer, not a mobile device, to create your personal profile.

      To use the mobile version,  first register for a My AccessPharmacy personal profile.  Once you've done that you will be able to log on to the mobile site using your  My AccessPharmacy username and password.

    • AccessUN.

      Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, draft resolutions, and UN Treaty Series citations from 1966 to the present.  Includes full text of UN Resolutions from the General Assembly (1981-present), the Security Council (1974-present) and the Economic and Social Council (1982-present).

    • ACLS Humanities E-Book.

      Provides full-text and full-page-image access to electronic books in most humanities disciplines and in area studies.

    • ACM Digital Library - Electronic Journals.

      Collection of ACM [Association for Computing Machinery] journals, magazines and conference proceedings from 1950 to the present.

    • ACRLMetrics *additional login required*.

      Create reports from statistics gathered by the Association of College and Research Libraries and the National Center for Education Statistics' academic libraries survey.  Username and login password is available to USC faculty, students, and staff in the Ejournals listing.

    • Ad$pender *one user at a time*.

      Find total expenditures for advertising by company, industry, and brand/product category. Customized reports can easily be exported to spreadsheets and flowchart programs.

      Limited to one (1) user at a time. Click *Logout* in the top right corner when you are done with your session.

    • AFI Catalog (American Film Institute).

      Provides full production and cast information, as well as a bibliography of source materials for American feature films, produced from 1900 to 1970.

    • African American Biographical Database.

      Brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans. From 1790-1950.

    • AGRICOLA - Agricultural Online Access.

      Citations and abstracts for articles on all aspects of agriculture from 15th century to the present.

    • Agricultural & Environmental Science .

      Combines AGRICOLA, Environmental Science and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statements databases.

    • Alexander Street Press streaming video collections.

      Search all the collections we subscribe to from Alexander Street Press at once.  Collections cover American and world history, Black Studies, counseling and therapy, dance, ethnographic films and opera.

    • Alt HealthWatch.

      Provides indexing and full text for more than a hundred complementary, alternative, and holistic health care publications, some of which are peer-reviewed.

    • Ambrose Digital.

      Streaming videos including BBC Shakespeare plays and episodes from Alistair Cooke's America and The Ascent of Man series.

    • America History and Life.

      Historical coverage of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present, containing citations and abstracts for materials published since 1964.

    • America's News [NewsBank].

      Fulltext content from thousands of sources, including local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers, news video, and news blogs.  Coverage varies by title, with some titles providing fulltext since the late 1970s.  Has shortcut links for The State and South Carolina newspapers.

    • American Book Prices Current ** From Hollings Library Only**.

      This item is only available in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Hollings Library.   American Book Prices Current cumulates auction records for books and manuscripts to facilitate searching.

    • American Chemical Society Publications - Electronic Journals.

      Full text access to the American Chemical Society's peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences from 1879 to the present.

    • American Civil War Research Database.

      Research the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. Includes thousands of photographs.

    • American Doctoral Dissertations [open access].

      A free resource accessible to all researchers, American Doctoral Dissertations is available on the EBSCOhost® platform.  Content has been expanded to include dissertations deposited in institutional repositories.  Entries include a link to the full text when available.  Graduate students may have opted to add a dissertation to an institutional repository but not to the Dissertations & Theses commercial database.

    • American FactFinder - U.S. Census.

      Contains population, housing, economic and geographic data. Also allows creation of reference and thematic maps.

    • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries.

      Directory of U.S.-owned headquarters, subsidiaries, branches, and affiliates in 196 countries around the world.

    • American History in Video.

      Video content is pulled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.  Historical eras range from discovery and exploration through the late 20th century.

      You may also be interested in the University Libraries own Moving Image Research Collections.

    • American Mathematical Society - Electronic Journals.

      All of the journals listed on this site are available full text to the USC-Columbia campus.

    • American National Biography.

      Information on the lives of over 19,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. Ranges in time from the earliest recorded European explorations to the very recent past. 

    • American Periodicals Series Online, 1741-1940.

      Contains periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals. This resource was acquired by University Libraries with generous contributions from the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, USC-Columbia.

    • American Physical Society - Electronic Journals.

      All of the journals listed on this site are available full text to the USC-Columbia campus.

    • American Physiological Society - Electronic Journals.

      Not all journal titles listed by this provider are available to the USC-Columbia campus. The Provider’s complete list of journals is displayed, but USC can access the full text of only those journals to which the USC Libraries subscribe.

    • American Society for Nutrition - Electronic Journals.

      All of the journals listed on this site are available full text to the USC-Columbia campus.

    • [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.

    • Anne Philologique (LAnne Philologique).

      Année Philologique is an index of publications related to the history, language, literature and civilization of ancient Greece and Rome.

    • Annual Reviews.

      Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

    • Anthropological Index.

      Provides online access to the bibliographic references to journal articles on anthropology in the Museum of Mankind Library. 

    • AnthroSource.

      Provides current issues of American Anthropological Association’s journals and bulletins as well as archived issues of all the AAA’s journals, newsletters and bulletins.

    • Applied Science & Technology Source.

      Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering.

    • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts.

      Abstracts in the fields of health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

    • Archives Unbound.

      Topically-focused digital collections of historic documents.  Collections we have access to include ones related to African Americans, the civil rights movement, Native Americans and the Civil War.

    • Art Full Text.

      Provides international coverage of magazine and journal articles, yearbooks and museum bulletins in art, architecture, and other art-related topics. In addition to articles, indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

    • Art Index Retrospective, 1929 - 1984.

      Indexes nearly 600 art periodicals.  

    • ARTFL-American Research of the Treasury of the French Language.

      Complete texts from the 17th-20th centuries in French literature, philosophy, arts and sciences including novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.

    • Arts & Letters Daily.

      Arts & Letters Daily is a web portal owned by The Chronicle of Higher Education. It features links to high quality news stories, features and reviews on a wide range of topics.

    • Artstor .

      Provides access to over a million high quality images of art and photography, with descriptions and provenance. ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture. Users can search, view, download and organize images.

    • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts.

      Identifies literature worldwide dealing with the science, technology, and management of marine, freshwater, and brackish water environments and organisms.

    • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Electronic Journals.

      Not all titles listed by this provider are available to the USC-Columbia campus. USC users can access the full text of only those journals to which the USC Libraries subscribe. Try the PDF or HTML links.   If you are prompted to LOGIN, you should request the article through our Interlibrary Loan service.

    • Associates Programs Source.

      This database is designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content.

    • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials.

      Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all scholarly fields of religion. Article indexing starts 1949; 1975 for books.

    • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945).

      The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.

    • Auto Repair Reference Center.

      Contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

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    • Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria.

      Descriptions of the taxonomy, systematics, ecology, physiology and other biological properties of all named prokaryotic taxa. This new edition replaces and expands upon the second edition of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology.

    • Bibliography of the History of Art.

      The Getty provides access to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and to the Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) for no charge.  These citation  databases, searchable together, cover material on European and American visual arts from late antiquity to the present published between 1975 and 2007

    • Biography in Context.

      Full-text biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

    • Biography Index Past and Present .

      Coverage begins with the first volume of Biography Index published in 1946 leading you to article and book citations for biographical information on subjects in all fields, nationalities, and time periods.

    • Biography Reference Bank.

      Contains biographical full-text articles, page images, abstracts and citations from magazines and journals.

    • Biological and Agricultural Index Plus.

      Broad coverage of science issues, with about 45 percent of the focus on agriculture

    • Biological 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.

    • BioMed Central.

      BioMed Central is both a searchable bibliographic database and an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. 

    • BIOSIS Citation Index, 1926 to present.

      Comprehensive coverage (1926-present) of international life science journal and meeting literature including references found in Biological Abstracts.

    • Birds of North America.

      BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

    • Black Drama.

      Over 1,000 plays with information on related productions, theaters, and production companies.  The over 200 playwrights are from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries.

    • Black Studies in Video.

      Racial justice and diversity films. Features access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of formal addresses, panel discussions and programs that took place at a conference commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

    • Black Thought and Culture.

      Includes full-text of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans and access to interviews, journal articles, and other material of 20th century topics, including politics, religion, history and sports.

    • Black Women Writers.

      With over 100,000 pages of fiction, poetry, and essays, Black Women Writers brings together the many voices of African, African American, and African Diaspora women.

    • Blackwell Companion to Phonology.

      Reference work of essays covering a range of approaches and methodologies to the key phenomena in phonological research. This online version includes sound files and links to external web content.

    • Bloom's Literary Reference Online.

      Biographies of writers, overviews of works, and information on characters and literary themes and movements.  Also includes videos of select theater performances.  Besides keyword you can search by author, author’s nationality, range of birth and death dates, type of writer, genre, or range of publication date.

    • Book Citation Index.

      Book Citation Index allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

    • Book Review Digest Plus.

      An index of reviews for both fiction and non-fiction books, with coverage back to 1983. Includes descriptive annotations, citations, review excerpts, book summaries, and more than 100,000 full-text reviews.

    • Book Review Digest Retro, 1905 - 1982.

      Indexing back to volume 1 of Book Review Digest.  

      Early citations in the print volumes did not include the year of publication of the book reviewed.  Use the "limit by date" that searches year of the review rather than "By Date of Creation" once you do a search.

    • BrainPOP Jr.

      Provides educational movies for K-3 students. Homework Help, leveled quizzes, games and activities for kids

    • Britannica Online.

      Internet version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year.

    • Britannica Online - School Edition K-12.

      You can search several grade-level encyclopedias as well as magazines, Web sites, and videos. You can also explore Learning Materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features -- all at the appropriate grade level.

    • Business Abstracts with Full Text.

      Covers hundreds of international English-language business magazines and journals.

    • Business Monitor International.

      Provides country risk; industry analysis and forecasts; and company information. Get detailed information on a country along with reports and data on industries and the economy.   Provides profiles of leading companies within the industry. 

    • Business Source Complete.

      Full text articles and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886.

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    • 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 ScienceBusiness Information Systems
      • Education (Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science)
      • Mathematics
      • Psychology & Psychiatry
      • Nursing and Health Administration
      • Science (Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Oceanography, Physics)
    • Cambridge University Press - Electronic Journals.

      Cambridge Journals Online (CJO), provides full text to journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • Caribbean Literature.

      A searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the titles are numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages.

    • CCH IntelliConnect.

      New users register using “Click this link to create a User ID."  Once registered, use email address and password to log in on the CCH IntelliConnect Research page.

      IntelliConnect is the Commerce Clearing House platform which provides a single point of access to 48 databases in the following practice groups: Health Care & Benefits; Tax & Accounting; Business Compliance; Financial Services; and Legal Professionals.

    • Charleston Advisor.

      The Charleston Advisor publishes critical reviews of online resources for libraries.

    • Checkpoint.

      A database containing financial accounting, tax, audit, and corporate governance resources.

      Note: Some modules have limited concurrent users. Please exit a standard when not in use and logout of Checkpoint when you are finished.

      Tax content includes: IRS Tax Code, Regulations, Rulings, and Practice Aids; International, Federal, State, and Local Tax Libraries; Payroll Library with employment laws and regulations; Federal tax cases; State Citator and more.

      Financial and Audit content includes: AICPA, PCAOB, and SEC Libraries; authoritative standards from IASB, FASB (Codification and pre-Codification standards), COSO, AICPA, GASB, and PCAOB; and related guides and technical practice aids.

      Corporate governance content includes: Sarbanes-Oxley Reporter and cases; interactive checklists for internal controls and risk assessment; and related guides and interpretations.

    • Chicago Defender (1910-1975).

      The Chicago Defender was the most influential African-American newspaper of the 20th century. With the majority of its readership outside the Chicago region, it served as the de facto national black newspaper in the U.S.

    • Children's Core Collection.

      Covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books and magazines recommended for readers in preschool through 6th grade.

    • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database.

      Identifies children’s literature, (infant to young adult, fiction and non-fiction) by author, illustrator, subject, genre, age or grade level, language, Lexile Range and publisher. CLCD includes over 900,000 records of books and media, many including reviews.

    • China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (F: Literature/History/Philosophy).

      The most comprehensive, full-text database of Chinese journals in the world.  Content ranges from 1915 to present.  The University Libraries' subscription is just to series F covering literature, history, and philosophy journals.  Content is in Chinese.  There is an English language interfaceDoes not work well with Safari browser.

    • Chronicle of Higher Education.

      Full text access to the newspaper The Chronicle of Higher Education.

      Academe Today is a daily e-mail newsletter summarizing the Chronice's latest news  with links to the article. This service is made available through the USC Libraries system-wide subscription.  Go to to create a free Chronicle account. Once you have confirmed your e-mail address, you'll receive your own copy of Academe Today the next weekday morning (Eastern Time).

    • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

      Freely search selected American newspapers, including South Carolina papers, from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. newspaper directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 - present.  Since 2009, the University of South Carolina Libraries have received grants from NEH to make many mid 19th and early 20th century South Carolina newspapers accessible.  Learn more about the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program.

    • CINAHL Complete.

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

    • Classical Scores Library, Volumes I - III.

       Printable scores of Western classical music. Provides access to full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, etc. from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

    • Cochrane Library .

      Provides reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care.

    • Communication & Mass Media Complete.

      Search journals, books and conference proceedings in communication studies, including film and television, journalism and mass media, linguistics, speech and hearing etc.

    • Communication & Mass Media Complete *and* Communication Abstracts.

      Search the two major databases in communications and related fields at the same time

    • Communication Abstracts .

      Provides abstracting coverage of journals, magazines, and books in all areas of communication studies (mass, interpersonal, journalism, communications theories, advertising, consumer behavior, and new communication technologies).

    • Compendex.

      The most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today.

    • Computer Source.

      The database provides both technical journals and consumer computer titles covering the latest information and current trends in high technology.

    • Computing Literature.

      A searchable collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and other publishers.

    • Conference Papers Index.

      Conference Papers provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.

    • Conference Proceedings Citation Index .

      Provides access to the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.  Coverage begins in 1990 to the present.

    • Congressional Publications.

      Provides access to historical and current Congressional information and publications on all aspects of legislation dealing with life and public policy. It also provides Members & Committee information and under Regulations you can search the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.

      Use Advanced Search to select specific series:

      • Legislative Histories 1969-Present    
      • Bills & Laws 1789-Present  
      • Committee Prints & Misc. Publications 1817-Present 
      • Congressional Record Bound Edition & Predecessors 1789-Present   
      • Congressional Record Daily Edition 1985-Present   
      • CRS Reports 1916-Present   
      • Hearings 1824-Present   
      • House & Senate Documents 1817-Present   
      • House & Senate Reports 1817-Present   
      • Serial Set 1789-Present   
      • Serial Set Maps 1789-Present
    • Consumer Health Complete.

      Oriented to people outside of the health professions. Covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

    • Corporate Affiliations Online.

      Directory of public, private, American and foreign companies. Provides information about the parent companies and their worldwide divisions and subsidiaries. This resource was acquired by University Libraries thanks to the Wells Fargo Business Library Endowment.

    • Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology.

      This encyclopedia of psychology and related fields has over 1200 entries contributed by experts worldwide.

    • Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volumes I - III).

      Streaming video for the study of social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.

    • CQ Researcher.

      Basic source for current and controversial social, political and economic issues with summaries, pros and cons and bibliographies.

    • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics .

      Use the Table of Contents on the left to explore different sections of the handbook.

    • Credo Reference.

      Use to find quick facts, images or background information on various topics in dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks.

    • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.

      Indexing and full text of resources related to criminal justice and criminology.

    • CultureGrams.

      Discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations.

    • Current Biography Illustrated.

      Content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography (1940 -) in a searchable, electronic format.

    • Current Chemical Reactions & Index Chemicus.

      Current Chemical Reactions (CCR) reports over a million synthetic methods from over 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts. The database is text- and substructure-searchable. It should always be searched simultaneously with Index Chemicus. Note that reaction schematics from CCR and compound structures from Index Chemicus are appended to the same literature record.

    • Current Contents Connect.

      Updated daily, Current Contents Connect is a multidisciplinary current awareness resource providing access to bibliographic information from leading scholarly journals and books; also includes relevant, evaluated Web sites and documents.  Search or set up email alerts by creating a personal Web of Knowledge account.

      Includes:  Life Sciences; Clinical Medicine; Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Engineering, Computing & Technology; Social & Behavioral Sciences; Arts & Humanities; Business Collection; Electronics and Telecommunications Collection

    • Current Index to Statistics.

      The Current Index to Statistics is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields.

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    • Dance Online: Dance in Video.

      Online streaming video of hundreds of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.

    • Data Citation Index.

      Data Citation Index captures metadata from data repositories in the Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities. Through linked content and summary information, DCI allows researchers to discover data across subjects and regions in one source as opposed to viewing data sets or data repositories in isolation. DCI currently indexes over two million data studies and data sets, with records which include authors, institutions, and keywords, and which are then connected to related peer-reviewed literature.

      Coverage spans 1900 to the present

    • Derwent Innovations Index.

      A specialized database for searching U.S. and foreign patents in the areas of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.  It merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index, including backfile data to 1963.

    • Dictionary of American Regional English.

      Online version of the multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States.  The entries in DARE include regional pronunciations, variant forms, some etymologies, and regional and social distributions of the words and phrases.

    • Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online.

      Provides biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.  Comprised of Dictionary of Literary Biography, Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook, and Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series.

    • Dissertations & Theses @ University of South Carolina .

      Dissertations & Theses @ provides access to the citations,abstracts, and possibly the full text of dissertations and theses graduate students at the University of South Carolina have published through UMI Dissertation Publishing.  

    • 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.

    • Docuseek2.

      Streaming source of independent, documentary, educational and social issue video and films.

    • Dolley Madison Digital Edition.

      Dolley Payne Madison was the most important First Lady of the nineteenth century. The DMDE will be the first-ever complete edition of all of her known correspondence. Material continues to be added.

    • DRAM.

      Streaming audio of thousands of albums from independent labels from a wide range of genres.

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    • Early American Imprints Series I and II: 1639 - 1819 [Evans].

      Full text of over 70,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides covering all aspects of American life from colonial times to the early 19th century.  It combines Evans (Series I and Supplement)  and Shaw-Shoemaker (Series II and Supplement).

    • Early American Newspapers, Series I 1690-1876.

      Offers fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions from more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876.

    • Early English Books Online (EEBO).

      Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. 

    • EBL for Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries.

      Thanks to an initiative by PASCAL, academic libraries in the state now have access to over 7,000 titles through EBL, a Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) plan.

    • EBSCO Academic E-book Collection.

      Thanks to an initiative by PASCAL, academic libraries in the state now have access to 100,000+ books from EBSCO.  This link accesses content from the EBSCO licensed "Academic Collection" package as well as titles purchased by USC, Columbia University Libraries.  Help is available from

    • EconLit.

      Covers the literature of economics from books, journals, and working papers.

    • Education Index Retrospective, 1929 - 1983.

      Indexing to over 800 education periodicals.  

    • Education Source.

      Covers an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs and yearbooks in the field of education.

    • Education Source *and* ERIC.

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

    • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements.

      EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

    • Encyclopaedia of Islam.

      Includes articles on all aspects of the Islamic World.  Our subscription is for the first, second, and third editions.

    • Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering.

      Incorporates the fundamentals of life, engineering, mathematical, and information sciences with the methodologies and systems of biomedical engineering.

    • Encyclopedia of Social Work.

      Important reference source in the field.

    • Engineering Village.

      The Engineering Village platform provides access to Compendex, the comprehensive database for Engineering research, and Inspec, the premier database for physics and related areas.

    • English Poetry Database.

      Represents basically the complete canon of English poetry containing over 183,000 poems and 2,700 poets. Full text poems. May also include accompanying texts such as dedications, notes and epitaphs.

    • English Short Title Catalog.

      Contains records for works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from 1473 through 1800, as well as works printed in English anywhere else in the world during that period. Subject headings appear in records for items published in 1700 or earlier. 

    • Entrepreneurial Studies Source.

      Pulls together materials from periodicals, reference books, case studies, company profiles and videos.

    • ERIC (EBSCO).

      Sponsored by the US Department of Education, ERIC leads you to articles, books, and documents.

    • ERIC (ProQuest).

      Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature.

    • Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective, 1900-1984.

      Index to essays published in books focusing primarily on the humanities and social sciences.  

    • Essay and General Literature Index, 1983 -.

      Index of collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in books in the United States, Great Britain and Canada. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

    • Essential Evidence Plus.

      Searchable evidence-based medical information for clinicians.

    • Essential Science Indicators.

      Using Essential Science Indicators, you can identify the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in your field of study.

    • eStatement Studies (eSS) from RMA.

      The online version of Annual Statement Studies is useful for comparing company performance within an industry, as well as for business valuations and benchmarking for business plans. The newly expanded content contains data to assess probability of default and critical analysis of cash flow. Data is derived directly from the financial statements of RMA member companies and is updated annually in November. Contains two publications:
      Financial Ratio Benchmarks
      •         Nineteen classic financial statement ratios for over 800 industries
      •         Common-size balance sheet and income statement
      •         Trend data available on the history tabs
      Industry Default Probabilities & Cash Flow Measures
      •         Data arrayed by asset and sales size for over 700 industries
      •         Probability of default estimates on a percentage scale, mapped to a .EDF bond rating scale
      •         Cash flow measures on a common-size percentage scale
      The online version allows for data aggregation on both the national and regional levels, and searching for industries may be by name or by NAICS code. Data may be downloaded into Excel, and the Client Comparison Worksheet is an available Excel tool that helps compare your financial data with the benchmarking data from eSS.

      This resource was acquired by University Libraries thanks to the Wells Fargo Business Library Endowment.

    • Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes I and II.

      Streaming videos covering cultures from every region of the world.

    • Eur-Lex - the access to European Union Law.

      Provides access to treaties, legislation, legislation in preparation, case law,and parliamentary questions. Also provides access to the full text of the Official Journal of the European Communities, published daily in 20 languages, consisting of the L series (legislation) and the C series (information, preparatory acts and notices).

    • Euromonitor.

      Passport provides business intelligence on industries, market data & forecasts, and consumer lifestyles, as well as analysis of the economy, infrastructure, and business environment in over 200 countries. It also contains B2B (business-to-business) market data on the world’s 18 largest economies, splitting each into 177 industries.

       Use Passport to obtain historic and forecasted market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, and country analysis.

      You will need to first accept the terms and conditions of use.

    • Europa World.

      An authoritative source about countries and organizations worldwide. Each country profile includes a statistical section and an overview of the country's political history; government, politics, and diplomatic representation; economics, industry, and trade; languages; religions; education; press and broadcasting; transportation; and tourism. Also contains information on international organizations. Comparative Statistics, allows you to generate tables and charts comparing countries.

    • European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750.

      Guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It will not link to full text, but we may have it online through Early English Books Online [References indicating Wing, Pollard, or Redgrave. Short-title catalogue of books] or Early American Imprints [References indicating Evans, Charles. American bibliography]. It might also have been digitized by a holding institution.

    • Evans 1639-1800 (Early American Imprints Series I and Series I Supplement).

      Full text of all known existing books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in the United States (or British American colonies prior to Independence) from 1639 through 1800.

    • Explora Educator's Edition.

      The Educator’s Edition of Explora highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

    • Explora for Elementary and Middle School.

      A browsable interface designed specifically for elementary school and middle school students for age-appropriate articles from some EBSCO databases.

    • Explora for High School.

      A browsable interface designed specifically for students in high school for age-appropriate articles from some EBSCO databases.

  • F
    • Factiva.

      Access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs.  Some content is unavailable to academic accounts.

    • FDsys.

      Provides access to legislative,executive and judicial documents and publications, and current and historical documents databases from the Government Printing Office.

    • Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps).

       Federal Business Opportunities, or FedBizOpps for short, is the government wide single-point-of-entry on the internet for all Federal government contracting opportunities.

    • Federal Register.

      Issued by the U.S. Office of the Federal Register, NARA,and GPO, the Federal Register (FR) lists U.S. federal agency announcements and information, such as presidential documents, agency meetings, grant opportunities, and proposed and final federal regulations.

    • FIAF - International FilmArchive Database.

      Contains these databases:  International Index to Film Periodicals, International Index to Television Periodicals (1979-2006), List of Periodicals Indexed, Treasures from the Film Archives, FIAF Affiliates Publications (1966-2010), Film and TV Documentation Collections

    • Fiction Core Collection.

      Features classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience, written in or translated into English.

    • Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text.

      Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

    • Foreign Firms Operating in the United States.

      Foreign companies listed have a substantial investment in American operations - wholly or partially owned subsidiary, affiliate or branch.

    • Founders Early Access.

      The thousands of letters and other papers presented here were penned by important figures such as James Madison, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

    • Fuente Academica.

      A collection of scholarly journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers.  All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.

    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

      Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.

  • G
    • Gale Directory Library.

      Our subscription is for: 

      • Encyclopedia of Associations-National Organizations of the U.S.
      • Gale Directory of Databases
      • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
      • Market Share Reporter
      • National Faculty Directory 
      • Research Centers Directory
    • Gale Virtual Reference Library.

      Searchable collection of reference books and encyclopedias in electronic format. Titles cover arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, science, and social science.

    • Gale's Literary Index.

      Use to locate authors and titles covered in many of the Gale literature series.

    • Gamecock (Student Newspaper, current and digital archives).

      Digital archives of The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.) newspaper1908 to 2006. Search by issue date and keyword.  Also links to 2007 to present issues.  Freely available to everybody from everywhere.

    • Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online.

      Contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances.  Mostly text, but does have some videos and audio.

    • Garner's Modern American Usage.

      The leading authority on current American English grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, style, and word choice.  Our subscription also includes access to Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage.

    • Gartner.

      The University of South Carolina has a site license through University Technology Services to Gartner which provides access for students, faculty and staff to IT [information technology] research.  After clicking the link for Gartner, Inc. from UTS' page, you will be prompted to enter your USC network username and password.

    • General Science Full Text.

      Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals back to 1984.

    • GeoRef.

      Covers the international technical literature on geology and geophysics.

    • GeoRef Preview.

      Provides access to unedited, recently submitted references to geoscience publications. Each weekend, completed references are removed from the Preview database and transferred to GeoRef. New references are then added.

    • GeoScienceWorld.

      Provides online access to core, peer-reviewed journals in the geosciences and is inter-operable with GeoRef.

    • Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus.

      A comprehensive vocabulary of nearly 120,000 terms for describing objects, textural materials, images, architecture and material culture from antiquity to the present.

    • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names.

      This database contains a structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history, but with the potential for wide applications in related disciplines such as archeology, history and geography

    • Google News Archive.

      Provides access to scanned images through a browsable newspaper title list with dates of coverage noted.  Content is no longer being added. 

    • 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.

    • Graphic Novels Core Collection.

      Selective annotated list of graphic novels that allows for searching by categories of grade level, editorial recommendations, and fiction/nonfiction/biography.

    • GreenFILE.

      This freely accessible research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

  • H
    • 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.

    • HarpWeek: Harper's Weekly.

      The HarpWeek database contains all the pages of Harper’s Weekly (1857-1912) as scanned images, together with a series of indexes. HarpWeek is searchable by date, index terms, literary genre and occupation/role.

    • Health Source - Consumer Edition.

      Articles, pamphlets, and reference sources on health for the non-specialist.

    • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

      Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on nursing, allied health fields, and many medical disciplines. Patient education sheets from Lexi-PAL Drug Guide also included.

    • Hein Online.

      Includes a wide variety of legal resources at the state, national and international levels as well as law journals, legal periodicals, and thematic collections of historical and legal primary source documents. All images in HeinOnline represent the exact page image of the original materials.

    • Higher Education Abstracts.

      Identifies journal articles, research reports, and books pertaining to college students, faculty, administrators, and related topics in higher education.  Search this online version of the print abstracting service as an article database or browse the classified arrangement of each issue. Search the University Libraries online journals and library catalog to see if we have the the material.

    • Highwire Press - Electronic Journals.

      HighWire Press, a division of the Stanford University Libraries, produces online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • Historic Newspapers of South Carolina.

      Free online access to historic local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since the 1700s.  Includes content from the African American newspapers Lighthouse and Informer and The Palmetto Leader not found in Chronicling America.

    • Historical Abstracts.

      Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more.

    • Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online.

      Standard source for data on all aspects of American history.  Search and downloading options.

    • History Reference Center.

      Features reference books, history periodicals, and other secondary sources as well as thousands of historical documents. Oriented towards high schools and undergraduate researchers.

    • Hoover's Online.

      Brief company descriptions and financials for over 10,000 companies and approximately 4,000 company profiles (company histories, strategies, market positions, major events, and other information) plus industry information.

    • Hospitality and Tourism Complete.

      Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. U.S. and international sources.

    • Humanities Source.

      Coverage of noted scholarly sources and specialized magazines in the humanities and performing arts. Find feature articles and reviews.

  • I
    • IBISWorld.

      IBISWorld Industry Market Research Reports cover the structure of each industry (e.g., barriers to entry, levels of government assistance, import penetration); statistics; external sensitivities (typically macroeconomic and demographic factors that are out of the control of companies within each industry); and success factors (those factors such as vertical integration that are controllable by companies). 

    • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

      The University of South Carolina is a member of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).  Members of the University community can create an account and access the ICPSR data archive of research in the social and behavioral sciences.  ICPSR hosts specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

      More information on creating or reauthenticating an ICPSR account.

    • IDZ -Index of German Journals / Index Deutschsprachiger Zeitschriften.

      The Index of German Journals contains 100,000 records of articles published 1750 - 1815. These articles are indexed with German subject headings.

    • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library.

      Provides full-text online access to the society's magazines and transactions and thousands of conference publications.

    • IEEE Xplore.

      Major database for electrical engineering and computer science literature, featuring high-quality content from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Our subscription does not include fulltext access to everything in the database, but to content from IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines published since 1998.

    • Illustrated Civil War Newspapers and Magazines.

      Full page views. Limit searches to sources sympathetic to Confederacy or Union or to a 1860 or 1864 presidential candidate.

    • Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003.

      The full facsimile run of the world’s most iconic illustrated newspaper.  Search or browse by issue or contributor.  This resource was acquired by University Libraries with generous contributions from the Departments of English Language and Literature; History; and Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences, USC-Columbia.

    • IMF Statistics [International Monetary Fund].

      Dtasets from the International Monetary Fund include:

      • International Financial Statistics (IFS)—all aspects of international and domestic finance beginning in 1948
      • Balance of Payment Statistics (BOPS)—  international economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960
      • Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)—value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980
      • Government Finance Statistics (GFS)—budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990
    • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text .

      Coverage of English-language legal information, including access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more.

    • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective, 1908 - 1981.

      This retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

    • IngentaConnect.

      Collection of academic and professional journals. Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • Inspec.

      Premier database for physics and related areas including electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, and information technology.  In addition, there is significant coverage in materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.

    • International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text.

      Research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts

    • International Encyclopedia of Education.

      This 8 volume set, published in 2010, encompasses all aspects of education.

    • International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, The Earth, Environment and Technology.

      Online content of the 15-volume work that covers concepts, research, and techniques in all areas of geography and interrelated fields.

    • International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

      The largest, most encompassing reference work ever published on the social and behavioral sciences. 

    • International Index to Film Periodicals.

      Indexes U.S. and international academic and popular film journals.

    • International Index to Music Periodicals.

      Indexing and abstracts to international scholarly and popular music periodicals, covering the full spectrum of music topics and genres.

    • International Index to Television Periodicals, 1979-2006.

      Indexes US and international magazines and journals.  From 2000 on the database includes only television related references from film journals and no longer indexing of specific television periodicals.

    • International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center.

      Offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism.

    • IOP - Institute of Physics .

      The Provider’s complete list of journals is displayed, but USC can access the full text of only those journals to which the USC Libraries subscribe.

    • IPA - International Pharmaceutical Abstracts.

      Provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health related literature. Comprehensive information is included for drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice as well as legislation, regulation, technology, utilization, biopharmaceutics, information processing, education, economics, and ethics as related to pharmaceutical science and practice.

    • IPA Source.

      International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.

    • iPOLL (Roper Center).

      iPOLL is the largest source for opinion polling data.  Data covers 1935 to the present on a broad range of topics. Only polls of the United States population at the national level are included, but international datasets are available for immediate download.

    • IPSA - International Political Science Abstracts .

      Abstracts of articles from journals in political science from all over the world, including public law, international public law, and international relations.

    • Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period.

      Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. The database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project.

    • Iter Bibliography.

      Citations for scholarship pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400 - 1700).  Journal articles, essays in books, books, disserations, and exhibition catalogues are indexed.

      To see if we have the materials, search our Ejournals and library catalog.

  • J
    • Jewish Studies Source.

      Jewish Studies Source offers a multidisciplinary view into the study of Jewish civilization from its historical origins to the present.

    • 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.

    • Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

      Presents quantifiable statistical data on the impact and influence of leading journals in the Sciences and the Social Sciences.

    • Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

      A peer-reviewed video format journal for biological research.  With visualized experiments you get real-life training on difficult techniques in: Basic Protocols, Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Plant Biology.

      View JoVE videos on your  iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device. To download JoVE Mobile, search for 'JoVE' in the Apple app store or on Google Play.

    • JSTOR.

      Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.

  • K
    • Kanopy .

      Streaming videos on a wide range of topics.  Create your own playlist and view transcripts.

    • Kids InfoBits (InfoTrac).

      This database includes the full-text of 75+ children’s magazines, newswire articles from Knight Ridder and UPI International, an elementary dictionary, maps, charts and images, and additional reference content from Blackbirch Press & Gale’s Imprints.

    • Kompass.

      Kompass is a global directory database of companies. It contains information on over 1.8 million companies in 75 countries.

  • L
    • Latin American Women Writers.

      Literature by Latin American women from the colonial period in the 17th century forward to the present. The 100,000 pages of works in their original languages comprise literary works, memoirs, letters, and essays.

    • Latinamerican Press.

      Freely available Latinamerican Press provides independent and reliable information and analysis about Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on the problems and situations that affect the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the population.

    • Latino Literature.

      Poetry, fiction, and plays written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latino authors working in the United States

    • Learning Express Library.

      Has practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, career certification and licensing exam preparation, job search and workplace skills improvement, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.  You will need to create an account.

    • Legislative Insight.

      Full text primary source publications of the variety of publications produced as a bill moves through the legislative process on its way to becoming a law.

    • Lexicons of Early Modern English.

      Historical dictionaries & lexical encyclopedias for the period 1480-1702 (Tudor through Restoration periods).

    • LGBT Thought and Culture.

      Documents the LGBT political and social movements throughout the 20th century and into the present day.

    • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA).

      Abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.

    • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text.

      Full text and indexing of articles and book reviews in key library and information science periodicals as well as book chapters, library school theses, and proceedings.

    • Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective, 1905 - 1983.

      Indexes articles and book reviews of key library and information science periodicals. Books, conference proceedings and library school theses are also indexed.

    • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts [LISTA] with Full Text.

      Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

    • Life Magazine Archive.

      Published by Time Inc., the archive runs from the first issue in November, 1936 through May, 2000, the last regularly published issue.

    • Listener Historical Archive, The.

      The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programs in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets; W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.

    • Literary Reference Center.

      Full text database with plot summaries and work overviews; literary criticism; author biographies; book reviews; and literary works.

    • Literature Criticism Online.

      Literature Criticism Online brings together:  Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.

    • Literature Resource Center.

      Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.  Also contains content from Contemporary Authors Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, featuring definitions of literary terms.

    • LLBA - Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts.

      Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

    • LLMC Digital - Law Library Microform Consortium.

      LLMC contains over 7,500 titles, some 90,000 volumes, of interest to researchers in law and history. Its backfile comprises the world′s largest collection of legal literature and government documents in microform.

    • Loeb Classical Library Online.

       Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

  • M
    • MarciveWeb Docs.

      MarciveWeb DOCS: catalog of government publications published since 1976. Can be searched by title, subject, keyword or technical report number. Includes links to documents available on the WWW.

    • MAS Ultra - School Edition.

      Articles and other resources aimed at high school students.

    • MasterFILE Premier.

      Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals

    • Masterplots.

      Contains short summaries of fiction (short stories and novels), non-fiction, drama, and poetry.

    • MathSciNet.

      MathSciNet is based on the data in Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, leading publications that catalog and review research literature in mathematics. 

    • 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.

    • Medline (OVID).

      Contains citations, with abstracts, to worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

    • MedlinePlus.

      The National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

    • 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.

    • Merck Index.

      A database of over 10,000 significant chemicals, drugs, and biological substances, containing physical property data, safety data, literature references, and structures. The Merck Index also includes Organic Name Reactions, which describes organic chemical reactions which have come to be recognized and referred to by name within the chemistry community.

    • Mergent Archives - Historical Annual Reports.

      This database contains over 500,000 annual reports (1800s - present) covering international and domestic companies.  Search reports by company name, year, and location.  Fully searchable text in every document.  Continuously updates.

    • Mergent Online.

      Mergent provides global business and financial information. The database includes current and archival U.S. Company data, international data, full text annual reports, SEC filings and historical stock prices. Also includes executive biographies, competitive landscape data, global industry profiles, and equity research reports.

    • Mergent WebReports.

      Provides access to 180,000 documents for over 100 countries and industries. Corporate Reports include annual reports, prospectuses, financial statements, annual summaries and more on over 30,000 companies worldwide. The Industry Reports section contains reports that describe the market environment, industry landscape and key market trends for companies, industries, countries and regions.

    • Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus.

      Searchable; provides pronunciation, word function, and simple etymology. The thesaurus provides word function and hot-linked synonyms.

    • Micromedex.

      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.

    • Middle and Junior High School Core Collection.

      Selective list of fiction and non-fiction books recommended for children and young adolescents (grades 5 through 9).

    • Middle English Dictionary.

      The print Middle English Dictionary, completed in 2001, has been described as the greatest achievement in medieval scholarship in America. Its 15,000 pages offer a comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available. This electronic version of the MED preserves all the details of the print MED, but goes far beyond this, by converting its contents into an enormous database, searchable in ways impossible within any print dictionary.

    • Middle Search Plus.

      Full text of over 150 middle school magazines and other resources.

    • Military & Government Collection.

      Provides current news articles on topics pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Offers full text articles from almost 400 periodicals and over 245 pamphlets.

    • Mintel .

      Mintel offers market research reports covering US and International marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market.

      Also includes Travel and Tourism reports for countries worldwide.

    • MLA - Modern Language Association International Bibliography (Literature).

      The MLA International Bibliography is the fundamental research tool for the humanities. The database indexes international scholarly materials on modern language, literature, linguistics, and folklore.

    • MLA Directory of Periodicals.

      The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.

    • Musical Theater Songs.

      Identify songs searching by characters age, voice type, tempo, composer, lyricist and more.

  • N
    • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

      Full-text access to all National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working papers.

    • National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

      The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications.

    • Nature Publishing Group.

      Full-text access to Nature magazine (1869 to present), providing lay readers with an interest in science an interdisciplinary perspective.  The library’s subscription also includes:  Heredity, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Genetics and Nature Materials.  Dates of coverage vary for the other publications.

    • Naxos Music Library.

      The Naxos Music Library provides streaming audio access to over 500,000 tracks of music, including the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues and other licensed independent labels. Genres include classical music, historical recordings, jazz, world, folk, and Chinese music.

    • NetLibrary.

      NetLibrary provides access to electronic books in various disciplines. Only those titles to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • New York Amsterdam News, 1922 - 1993.

      Digitized version of one of the U.S.'s leading Black newspapers.  Find articles, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, etc. documenting first hand the major news and cultural topics of the 20th century from the African-American perspective.  This resource was acquired by University Libraries with generous contributions from the Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, USC-Columbia

    • New York Times (Historical).

      Complete full text coverage of The New York Times newspaper from 1851 through 3 years ago. Coverage includes advertisements, comics, editorials, graphics, maps and photos. Articles are available for download in pdf format.

    • New York Times - ProQuest Digitized Newspapers.

      Convenient way to view, print and email PDF images of pages from the newspaper beginning in 2008.  Most recent months are not available.

    • News (AP, UPI, etc.) Wire Services.

      Provides near real-time access to world-wide news from AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports news wires.  Archived content limited to recent years.

    • News Library - Indexes to Newspapers.

      Access is to indexes only to selected Knight-Ridder Newspapers.

    • NewsBank.

      Fulltext content from over 2,000 sources, including local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers, news video, and news blogs.  Coverage varies by title, with some titles providing fulltext since the late 1970s.  Has shortcut links to The State and South Carolina newspapers. has some newspapers not in our subscription to America's Newspapers.  You can search NewsLibrary as an index for free but will be prompted to pay for the full article.

    • Newspaper Source Plus.

      Includes more than 1,000 full-text newspapers.

    • Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic).

      Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. These include regional, national, and international newspapers, news wires, broadcast transcripts, non-English language news sources, magazines, trade journals, business publications, SEC filings, law reviews, statutory, administrative and case law.

    • Nonbook Materials Core Collection .

      Covers a range of audiobooks, book reviews, games, periodicals, sound recordings, video recordings, websites and other electronic resources for guidance in building and maintaining a library’s collection in these areas.

    • North American Theatre Online.

      Covers all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies with new records to be added annually. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

    • NoveList K-8 Plus.

      Fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens.

    • NoveList Plus.

      Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

    • NTIS (National Technical Information Service).

      Searching for federally funded bibliographic science and technology research information is free on the basic Public Access NTRL website.  For US domestic users, after registering and accepting the "Terms and Conditions of Use" of NTRL you will be able to access the full text PDFs.

    • Nursing Resource Center.

      Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.

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    • 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.

    • Opera in Video.

      Contains hundreds of hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.

    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

      Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews and other sources on contemporary issues.

    • Ovid Nursing Database.

      Index to over 100 journals published mainly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins along with a nursing subset of Medline.

    • Oxford African American Studies Center.

      Thousands of scholarly encyclopedia articles, from titles like Encyclopedia of African American History, Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, and African American National Biography.

    • Oxford Bibliographies Online - Social Work.

      Bibliography of topics in social work and related disciplines.  Entries have an introduction to the topic before identifying  introductory works, journals, theoretical works and citations to key literature of sub-topics.

    • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

      British. Biographies of people from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s history and culture from the Romans to the 21st century.  Provided by the Katharine Otis and Bruce Oswald Hunt Biography Collection endowment.

    • Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

      Pre-eminent dictionary of the English language, with authoritative definitions of more than 500,000 words. In addition to current definitions, it traces the development of words. Find out what words meant at different periods.

    • Oxford Handbooks Online, Linguistics.

      Handbooks with review essays in the field of linguistics.  We have most of the handbooks in this collection.

    • Oxford Handbooks Online, Psychology.

      Handbooks with review essays on various aspects of counseling, along with titles in cognitive, evolutionary, and organizational psychology, and neuroscience.   If you see a lock next to the title we don’t have access to it, but the majority you will be able to use.

    • Oxford Music (Grove).

      Contains the full text of several music reference works, most importantly Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.  It also provides contextual to links to images, sound, and other related web sites.

    • Oxford Reference.

      Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

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    • PAIS - Public Affairs Information Service International.

      Index to political, economic, and social issues in international journals, books, government publications, and reports.

    • Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition.

      The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two founding-era women who were members of one of South Carolina’s leading families.

    • Papers of the Revolutionary Era Pinckney Statesmen Digital Edition.

      Collects the papers of brothers Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746–1825) and Thomas Pinckney (1750–1828) and their cousin Charles Pinckney (1757–1824).  It includes the complete contents of The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830).

    • PASCAL Delivers Catalog.

      PASCAL Delivers enables students and faculty at SC's institutions of higher learning to request books from participating academic libraries in the state, receiving those books in just a few business days.

    • PASCAL Ebook Central.

      Funded by the PASCAL consortium, this collection of academic ebooks in all subject areas is provided by ProQuest. Page limits for printing and downloading vary by title and apply per book per user session.

      For technical support, see ProQuest Ebook Central.


    • Passport .

      Passport provides business intelligence on industries, market data & forecasts, and consumer lifestyles, as well as analysis of the economy, infrastructure, and business environment in over 200 countries. It also contains B2B (business-to-business) market data on the world’s 18 largest economies, splitting each into 177 industries.

       Use Passport to obtain historic and forecasted market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, and country analysis.

      You will need to first accept the terms and conditions of use.

    • Philosopher's Index.

      Covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. 

    • PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online.

      Is both an index and archive of philosophical works. In addition to indexing books and journal articles, it monitors open access archives and personal pages for articles by academic and professional philosophers.  Search or use the structured bibliography.

      Create an account for features such as personal reading lists, content alerts, customized forum subscriptions and posting to discussion forums.  If you have difficulties registering, create an account from but use the Libraries link to connect to more content.

    • 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.

    • Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).

      One of the most widely circulated African American newspapers during the early twentieth century, the Pittsburgh Courier focused on social and cultural issues relating to the African American community.

    • PIVOT .

      PIVOT is a search tool for funding opportunities and research collaborators in all fields. More about PIVOT from the USC Office of Research, Research & Grant Development.

    • Play Index.

      Play Index  includes citations to approximately 31,000 plays–published individually or in collections–dating from 1949 to present time and over 600 monologues.

    • Points of View Reference Center.

      Essays on controversial issues to develop debates or be a starting point in writing a position paper.

    • Political Science Complete.

      Full text for more than 520 journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,900 titles in political science, international relations, and law.

    • Population Index.

      Abstracts of books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics.  Database covers 1986-2000.  We have in print beginning with 1935.

    • Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson: Digital edition.

      Nearly 5,000 hours of recorded conversations.  Essays on the War on Poverty, civil rights, and Vietnam present additional context.

    • Primary Search.

      Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, the database contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines.

    • PrivCo.

      Business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed, and international unlisted companies. Use PrivCo to find information on private investors, private M&A deals, and venture capital funding rounds. The advanced search feature allows you to identify companies and investors by industry, size, location, and more, and information can be exported to Excel.

      Requires registration with a USC email address.

    • Professional Development Collection.

      Specialized collection of journal articles and pamphlets especially for professional educators covering the most current topics in the field of education and training.

    • Project Muse.

      Provides full-text access to a selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.

    • PsycARTICLES.

      Contains thousands of articles from over 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations.

    • PsychiatryOnline.

      PsychiatryOnline is an online portal featuring DSM-5 ®, DSM-5® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and DSM-5® Clinical Cases

    • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

      Provides full text access to more than 550 journals including over 500 peer-reviewed journals.

    • PsycINFO.

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

    • PsycTESTS.

      Contains psychological assessments, primarily unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made available commercially. The assessments include tests, measures, scales, and surveys. All records provide a summary of the assessment and the purpose and history of development. Most records include the testing instrument and link to the peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use.

    • Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction .

      Recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience.

    • PubMed-Medline (with USC links).

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

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    • Sabin Americana 1500-1926.

      Based on the landmark bibliography by Sabin, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 20th century. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more.

    • Sage Reference Online.

       Includes over 120 handbooks, encyclopedias, and directories primarily in the social sciences.

    • Scholar Commons.

      Scholar Commons is an institutional repository to preserve, collect and disseminate the research and scholarship of the University of South Carolina.

      Contributions from authors include articles and books, documents, technical reports, presentations, conference proceedings, creative activities, master's theses, open-access dissertations and more.

    • Science of Synthesis.

      Science of Synthesis is an electronic version of the reference work by the same name; it also provides access to Houben-Weyl (Methods of Organic Chemistry) which includes the electronic backfile references back to 1835.  Science of Synthesis covers both organic and organometallic synthetic methods. The methods are evaluated and include full experimental details. The content is full-text, structure, and reaction searchable.

      Pop-up blockers must be disabled in order to use.  System requirements

    • Science Reference Center.

      Science reference works and other sources geared towards k-12 students

    • ScienceDirect .

      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 SciFinderAs 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

    • Scitation .

      Access recent issues of journals published by American Institute or Physics subcribed to by Thomas Cooper Library.

    • Scottish Bibliographies Online.

      Contains references to Scottish content found in books, periodicals, and other media. Freely available to all to search.

    • Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period.

      Includes volumes of Romantic poetry composed by Scottish women, as well as extensive contemporary critical reviews and numerous scholarly essays specially commissioned for the project.

    • Sears List of Subject Headings .

      A thesaurus-like database of a core list of headings, together with patterns and examples to guide the cataloger in creating further headings as needed.

    • Senior High Core Collection .

      Selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12.

    • Serial Set.

      The U.S. Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. Its earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually. The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection includes: indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for all Serial Set publications from 1789-1969.

    • Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819 (Early American Imprints Series I and Series II Supplement).

      Full text of thousands of American books, pamphlets and broadsides covering every aspect of early 19th century American life.  The collection also features many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; congressional, state and territorial resolutions.

    • Short Story Index.

      An index to short stories written in or translated into English that have been published in collections and selected periodicals.

    • Short Story Index Retrospective.

      Cites short stories published from the 1830s to the 1980s; sources indexed include some 350 periodicals and collections of short stories.

    • SIAM Electronic Journals.

      Only those Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics  journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law.

      Essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. Includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

    • Slavery, Abolition & Social Justice.

      Brings together thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps, and images from 1490-2007 documenting key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide.

    • Small Business Reference Center.

      Offers full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.

    • Social Sciences Full Text.

      Full-text articles from over 300 English-language journals and indexing for nearly 750 journals in the social sciences.

    • Social Services Abstracts.

      Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

    • Social Work Abstracts.

      Offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals.

    • Sociological Abstracts.

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

    • Something About the Author Online.

      Includes detailed biographies and autobiographies of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Provides comprehensive online access to all volumes of the Something About the Author series, from 1971 to present.

    • South Carolina Newspapers [NewsBank].

      Contains all of the news, features, sports and entertainment articles written by the staff at the newspaper and provided by the major wire services for over 20 South Carolina newspapers.

    • South Carolina Statistics and Statistical Reports - SCIway.

      Largest and most comprehensive directory of information about South Carolina on the Internet.

    • SPEC Kit Collection, Association of Research Libraries.

      SPEC Kits combine survey results of Association of Research Libraries and documentation from ARL member institutions.  These guides help libraries learn about current practice in research libraries, implement new practices and technologies, manage change, and improve performance.
           Our subscription to SPEC Kit Collection provides access to kit numbers beginning with 292 (July 2006) .  Online versions of SPEC Kits from 1973 through 2005 (SPEC Kit 1 - 291) are available through the HathiTrust open acess

    • Sports Market Analytics .

      Provides coverage of sporting goods, sports e-commerce, sport marketing, sport sponsorship, sport facilities and sport broadcasting.

    • SpringerLINK - Electronic Journals.

      Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • SRDS Media Solutions.

      Provides information for different advertising media (advertising rates, circulation, market analysis, and more).  Our subscription includes:•Business Publication Media, •Consumer Magazine Media,•Digital Websites,•Local Media by DMA, •Newspaper Media, •Out-of Home Media, •Radio Media, •TV & Cable Media
           Access also to Claritas Segmentation and Market Solutions.

    • State Newspaper, December 1987 - present.

      Contains all of the news, features, sports and entertainment articles written by the staff at the newspaper and provided by the major wire services.

      The South Caroliniana Library has several indexes to older issues of The State.

    • Statistical Insight.

      Our subscription includes US Federal statistical publications  (indexing coverage from 1973, full text from 2004 - ) and international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage begins in 1983 - ).

    • StatRef! [Medical reference sources].

      Access to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and MedCalc3000 under “Tools and Features” and AAFP Conditions A-Z under “Titles”

    • Swank Digital Campus.

      A collection of streaming feature films and documentaries that cover topics such as film studies, literature, film noir, communications, history, foreign language, and politics.

      Platform requirements: Viewable on Google Chrome and Firefox, and apps from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

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    • Taylor and Francis - Electronic Journals.

      Journals in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • Teacher Reference Center.

      Indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

    • Tests in Print.

      Comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Tests in Print from 1961 to present are also available in Thomas Cooper Library, Reference Z5814.E9 B8.

    • ThomasNet [Thomas Register].

      Find companies and products manufactured in North America.  Search by: product or service, company name, or, brand name and limit by geographic location.

    • Thomson One *must use Internet Explorer*.

      *only works with Internet Explorer browser*

      Locate and analyze 20+ years of U.S. and international public company financial information, historical and current financial statements, stock prices, estimated earnings, deals, and analyst reports (formerly Investext). The Excel Add-In feature  includes pre-formatted templates for data analysis.

      To search for Investext analysts reports:  First choose the Research option from menu choices on left side of the page. This will display the most recent Investext reports for the selected company. To perform a search within Investext., use the Advanced Research Page link found upper right hand corner of the Research webpage.  This will allow you to search for reports by company, industry, country or keyword.

    • Times Digital Archive [London] , 1785-1985.

      Every page (articles, images, obituaries, reviews, etc) of every issue of the world's newspaper of record is full-text searchable. Content also includes:  Times or Daily Universal Register--Jan 1-Mar 17, 1788  and Daily Universal Register--Jan 1, 1785-Dec 31, 1787.

      The Sunday Times (a separate publication) is not a part of the Times Digital Archive. 

    • TLG, Abridged .

      The Abridged version of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae is open access and contains close to 1,000 works from 70 authors and uses the same search engine as the full TLG version. It provides access to the most important classical authors and a large number of patristic texts.  You must register in order to search.

    • TOPICsearch.

      Current events database geared towards middle and high school students.

    • TOXLINE.

      Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.

    • Tumble Book Library.

      Collection of children's ebooks, most with narration.  Includes some non-English titles.  This is a Discus resource, so it is also available through public libraries and school libraries across the state.

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    • U. S. Census Bureau.

      Includes the Census of Population and Housing, Economic Census, Census of Governments and other Census Bureau surveys, data and publications.

    • U.S. Congressional Serial Set.

      The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is a collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under directive of the Congress. Its earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually. The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection includes: indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for all Serial Set publications from 1789-1969.

    • U.S. Gazetteer.

       Download Census gazetteer files.

    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

      Searchable full-text of all patents issued since 1976, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor’s name, the patent’s title, and the assignee’s name, as well as the abstract, the full description of the invention, and the claims. Full images of all patents issued since 1790 are available. The trademark database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.

    • UlrichsWeb: Global Serials Directory .

      Formerly known as Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory, has information on over 210,000 periodicals, annuals, and irregulars published worldwide as well as ceased publications. The database also provides contacts for over 80,000 publishers worldwide.

    • United Nations Treaty Collection.

      The collection offers access to over 50,000 treaties and international agreements including information on the status of over 500 major multilateral treaties. Subject matter includes human rights, disarmament, commodities, refugees and the environment.

    • University of Chicago Press - Electronic Journals.

      All of the journals listed by this E-Journal Provider are available to the USC-Columbia campus.

    • University Reporter.

      Reports on American consumer purchasing habits, viewing habits, demographics, and psychographics. The link provides details on setting up an account and accessing University Reporter.

    • UniWorld.

      Multinational business contact information.  Find American firms operating in other countries or foreign firms operating in the United States. You can screen companies by industry, geographic location, size, or keyword.

    • USA Trade Online.

      U.S. export and import statistics for more than 18,000 commodities. Annual, year-to-date and monthly statistics by quantity and value. Reports include: trade by commodity, commodity market ranking, commodity profile, commodity time series and country by commodity. Create an account for access.

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    • Vocational and Career Collection.

      Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and public libraries. The collection provides full text coverage for 350 trade and industry related periodicals.

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    • Wall Street Journal - ProQuest Digitized Newspapers.

      Convenient way to view, print and email PDF images of pages from the newspaper beginning in 2008.  Most recent months are not available.

    • Washington Post (Historical 1877-1996).

      The Washington Post (1877-1996) offers full page and article images with searchable full text.

    • Washington Post - ProQuest Digitized Newspapers.

      Convenient way to view, print and email PDF images of pages from the newspaper beginning in 2008.  Most recent months are not available.

    • 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

    • Wiley Interscience - Electronic Journals.

      Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.

    • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000.

      Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life.

    • Women and Social Movements, International 1840 to present.

      Primary sources (correspondence, diary entries, memoirs, pamphlets, proceedings of women’s international  conferences, etc) focusing on women's international activism since the mid-nineteenth century.  

    • Women's Studies International.

      Women's Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women's Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

    • World Bank Data - World Development Indicators Online.

      World Bank Group now provides free, open, and easy access to its comprehensive set of data on living standards around the globe—some 2,000 indicators, including hundreds that go back 50 years— through its new data portal.

    • World History in Video.

      Video content is pulled from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.  Historical eras range from prehistory through the late 20th century.  There is more content for Europe, Asia, and Africa than other regions.

      You may also be interested in the University Libraries own Moving Image Research Collections.

    • World Newspaper Archive.

      Once in the database, click on the "places of publication" tab to select from the current modules covering African, Latin American, and South Asian newspapers.

    • World Shakespeare Bibliography Online.

      Citations of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and the present.  You'll need to search and see if we have the materials.

    • WorldCat.

      WorldCat is the world’s foremost bibliographic database, with millions of bibliographic records representing 400 languages. WorldCat covers information from before 1,000 BC to the present, and includes holdings information from libraries in 45 countries.

      On Campus Only (no wireless access)

      Only two simultaneous users permitted.  If you are blocked from access try using the free version at

    • is a modified version of the Worldcat database and does not link to all the library holdings you will find in the subscription version, but you can acccess it from on or off campus.  This link goes through the library's proxy so you'll be able to link to your Interlibrary Loan account.  You can also go directly to the free Internet version at

      To search OAIster go to  OAIster is a catalog of digital resources from open archive collections. Digital resources include: born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

    • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

      Covers international journals in political science and related fields such as international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public administration policy.

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    • Zoological Record, 1864 to present.

      Extensive coverage of the world's zoological and animal science literature, covering research from biochemistry to veterinary medicine.