Answered By: Stacy Williams
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2015     Views: 73

USC Libraries main search option is a discovery tool that allows you to quickly and easily search across the majority of the Libraries' print and online collections from a single search box.

Results are relevance-ranked and you have numerous options for narrowing and focusing your results using facets.

When you use this search option you are searching:

  • HOMER catalog records (books, e-books, government documents, videos, audio recordings and more)
  • Helix catalog records (Health Sciences Library Catalog)
  • Advocat catalog records (Law School Catalog)
  • Articles from most of the Library's print and online journals, magazines and newspapers
  • Content from the majority of the library's full-text databases
  • Records from over 30 of the library's core citation databases (including MLA International Bibliography, ERIC, Web of Science, Center for Research Libraries Catalog, Hispanic-American Periodicals Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Dissertations and Theses)
  • ONE Archive's book and periodical records
  • Shoah Foundation records
  • USC Digital Library content
  • USC Archives & Special Collections Finding Aids
  • Open Access collections (including HathiTrust, DOAJ, American Memory, and Project Gutenberg)

To learn more consult the USC Libraries Main Search User Guide

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