Services

Preview Quick Search’s New Features, Upgraded Search Results

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/31

A new version of Quick Search scheduled to debut May 19 will provide 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 about the new Quick Search, or preview it now.

Society of California Archivists Newsletter Highlights Freshmen Orientation Workshops

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/13

Writing in the Winter 2014 edition of Society of California Archivists Newsletter, USC librarians Elizabeth Namei and Michaela Ullmann profile "a unique collaboration" that incorporated materials from the libraries' Special Collections into orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Held in fall 2013, the sessions introduced the wealth of library services and collections available to the students. They also included a "petting zoo" portion during which students could see rare books and other library materials up close. Click through for the full text of Namei's and Ullmann's article.

Some Resources Unavailable During Government Shutdown

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/01

Due to a partial shutdown of the United States federal government, some resources accessible through the USC Libraries website are temporarily unavailable. These include: 

USC students, faculty, and staff may still search the ERIC database through Proquest or EBSCO but will not be able to access full-text documents.

Expanded Document Delivery Service for Undergraduate Students

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/11

The USC Libraries now offer expanded document delivery service for USC undergraduate students. Click through for details on the expanded offerings.

Webinar: How to Use RefWorks to Support Your Research

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/03

RefWorks is an online research-management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers easily gather, organize, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Keep reading to learn how to join in on a 60-minute RefWorks webinar, conducted by training specialist Jason High.

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Pickup Location for Items Paged from Grand Library Moving from Doheny to Leavey

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/10

Beginning May 20, Leavey Library will replace the Doheny Memorial Library as a destination for items paged from Grand. The Science & Engineering Library will remain as an alternate destination for paged materials.

Use Quick Search to Discover Books, Periodicals at ONE Archives

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/14

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 askone@onearchives.org or (213) 741-0094 to make a reseach appointment.

Workshop to Introduce Research and Teaching Tools for “The Digital Grad Student”

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/23

On Thursday, October 25, the USC Libraries and USC's Graduate Student Government present "The Digital Grad Student," a ninety-minute workshop beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Tutor Campus Center Room 351. The workshop will introduce a broad range of research tools designed to help graduate students organize and visualize their research, stay up to date on current topics in their disciplines, and find innovative ways to incorporate technology into their teaching. RSVP online. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

More Ways to Find Library Resources with iOS and Facebook Apps

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/22

With the recent launch of a new USC Libraries app for iOS devices and the addition of a catalog search feature on the USC Libraries' Facebook page, there are now more ways than ever to find library resources. Keep reading to learn about these new services.

Upcoming Library Workshops on Social Science Data and Statistics

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/18

Learn how to locate social science data and statistics through a series of upcoming workshops to be held in Leavey Library on Tuesdays in October. Keep reading to learn more about the workshops.