Answered By: Yuriy Shcherbina
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2022     Views: 406

The USC Digital Library (USCDL) helps fulfill the mission of the USC Libraries to actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge and develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff.

Spanning a wide range of visual media, the USC Digital Library offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, as well as audio and video recordings. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of the libraries at the University of Southern California, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences. This content is selected either from materials which feature and highlight the Libraries‘ holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USC Digital Library provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats.  These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. For more information go to the list of our collections

A portion of the images contained in the USC Digital Library come from the collections of collaborating institutions which, like USC, have valuable archival collections that are of interest to a wide range of people.

Does it include electronic resources like JSTOR and Proquest?

Content in the USC Digital Library differs from the Libraries' electronic resources, which provide access to digital content acquired from commercial vendors through purchase, license or subscription. These resources are restricted to USC IP addresses and are not licensable or resalable by USC. In most instances these materials are maintained and archived by the vendor/producer. The Libraries' electronic resources also include selected free (no cost) materials to which a direct link has been provided in the USC Libraries' Home Page and on the Find Databases page.

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