Explore the Battle of Waterloo, Biographies, Religious Studies, and More

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The libraries subscribe to Credo Reference, which has added a number of e-resource titles in recent months, including Who Was Who at Waterloo: A Biography of the Battle, Critical Terms for Religious Studies, and the Penguin Dictionary of Biology. 

Listen to Audio Files of Journal Articles from Selected E-resources

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Members of the USC community can now listen to audio files of journal articles and other content from WilsonWeb e-resources on their computers and portable media players. WilsonWeb e-resources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences now offer a feature, called ReadSpeaker, that converts text to sound files.

Translated Daily News Briefs from the Middle East

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aljazeera_100Even if you don't speak Arabic or Farsi, you can catch breaking news and key opinion pieces from more than 500 media outlets in 22 Arab countries, Iran, and the Middle-Eastern diaspora. All members of the USC community can read daily updates from Mideastwire.com.

Flower Power: Discover 1960s American Lives

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Read autobiographies, manifestoes, letters, and personal accounts from this turbulent decade in American life using Alexander Street's Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 - 1974 database. Through a special agreement, this database is available until May 27.

View the Collections of Taiwan’s National Palace Museum Online

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d480_100Members of the USC community can access 5 unique electronic resources from Taiwan, including the National Palace Museum's online collections, theses and dissertations from Taiwanese universities, periodicals, and fine arts databases. The resources are available through May 8 as part of a special agreement.

Video of Leonard Maltin and Carol Hoffman Speaking at Barrymore Exhibition Opening

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leonard_maltin_100The film critic and Barrymore family biographer shared their remarks at the reception for The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family, which runs through July 31 in the Wolper Center on the ground floor of Doheny Library.

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Photos from Wonderland Award Ceremony

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photo_100The USC Libraries Wonderland Award celebrated its fifth anniversary in style, drawing a large audience to view the creative efforts of USC students, as Ghia Godfree took top prize for Alicia en Loteria Land. Keep reading for photographs from the event, including one of a mysterious Cheshire Cat who appeared in the Nazarian Pavilion.

Alicia en Loteria Land Makes for Frabjous Celebration

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rabbit_100Ghia Godfree won the fifth-annual Wonderland Award with her inventive mash-up of Alice in Wonderland and the loteria card game. There were a record 57 entries in this year’s competition, more than we received during the last two years combined.

USC Libraries Celebrate Earth Day

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sustain_100In honor of Earth Day, the libraries are participating in USC's sustainability efforts. To help you learn more about environmental issues, we present a selection of resources at the libraries, the university, and beyond.

Pre-Columbian Codices Featured in USC Chronicle

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kingsborough2_-_codice_100As part of its "From the USC Libraries" series, the Chronicle featured Lord Kingsborough's Antiquities of Mexico (1831), a series of rare volumes from the collections of the Boeckmann Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies. Believing the people of Central America were among the Lost Tribes of Israel, Kingsborough reproduced many important Mayan, Mixtec, and Aztec codices.