A new version of Quick Search that debuts on the USC Libraries homepage Monday, July 14, provides more relevant search results and other upgraded features. Students and other researchers used Quick Search—a powerful service that provides access to the USC Libraries' vast resources through a single search box—more than three million times in 2013. Keep reading to learn more about the new features
Researchers can now discover nearly 25,000 titles in the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives' books and periodical collections through Quick Search on the USC Libraries' homepage. Both collections are for use at the ONE Archives' West Adams headquarters by appointment only. Contact the ONE Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 741-0094 to make a reseach appointment.
A recently released beta version of the USC Libraries' Homer catalog offers a powerful new way to find books, e-books, print journals, and other resources held by the USC Libraries. With a new search technology that provides more relevant results — a feature requested by USC students and other library users on the Essential Ideas website — the beta version of Homer enhances the discoverability of library resources and better meets the expectations of the USC community. Keep reading to learn more about the new beta version of Homer.
Jade Winn of the USC Libraries has produced a series of video tutorials introducing various services offered by the USC Libraries. The first four videos, now available through YouTube, provide an overview of Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) and Document Delivery, Find It @ USC and Google Scholar, Quick Search, and services tailored for distance students. The series, titled Libraries4Me@USC, is made possible by a challenge grant from the Dean of the USC Libraries.
Research guides prepared by USC librarians are now easier than ever to find through the USC Libraries' Quick Search service. The LibGuides, which identify books, databases, journals, websites, and other resources relevant to researchers of a particular subject, now display more prominently among the Quick Search results and include links to the guides' sections. Try for yourself by appending "research guide" to your favorite subject in the Quick Search box on the libraries' homepage.
Quick Search will be unavailable on Wednesday, August 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. During this time, you may search the HOMER Catalog and browse through the libraries' E-Resources. You may also use Google Scholar to search available resources. We apologize for any inconvenience during this planned outage.
Beginning today, a new Quick Search service is available on the USC Libraries' homepage. This powerful new service allows researchers to find the print or electronic resources they need using a single search box. A new LibGuide on Quick Search offers tips for optimizing searches and introduces the service's new features. Keep reading for more on Quick Search, including a memo to USC Faculty explaining the new service.