Find It @ USC Libraries

Full Text

Update 5/11/2022.


Whether you are searching our E-journal holdings, or following a link back from PubMed or Ovid, or searching our Catalog directly, you'll need to know where to look for Full Text.  Look for the "Available Online" link.

New England Journal of Medicine record

Follow that link, and you'll see our Electronic Holdings. Please pay attention to the coverage statements and any restrictions (for instance below, you'll see that the Westlaw access is for the Law School only AND the "Biological Science Collection" has a 3 month embargo).  When you click on one of these links, then you'll be prompted to log in (see below).  

View Online area


Off-Campus must use their University of South Carolina network credentials (i.e. Blackboard, Main Campus email, etc) to authenticate for the use of Library Resources.  For an in depth look at the changes to off-campus access please visit this tutorial.  When you first click on a restricted link, the login screen will look like this:

Logon Screen Image for the USC School of Medicine Library


  1. Most of our Users will choose "Students, Faculty, and Staff.   Use your main campus login, the same one you use for Blackboard.
  2. Unaffiliated users must choose "Other Authorized Users."  

If you have questions or concerns, please email

Signing In - Do I need to sign in to Find It @USC Libraries?

Oftentimes in the Find It @ USC Libraries interface you’ll see a prompt like the one below.  Sign in capture reading "sign in to place requests and access your library account"

What does this mean?  To the average user, not much.  The University has very few resources that are restricted to search (this does not mean that Full Text is not restricted).  The difference between searching as a guest (the default for someone who isn’t logged in) and an identified user is currently not of significance. 

When should you sign in?  If you need to request print materials via Inter Library Loan or via PASCAL Delivers, you must sign in to Find It @ USC Libraries with your USC network credentials (the username and password associated with your or email address, Blackboard, etc).  Additionally, if you want to view and work with your Library patron record (view checked out materials, renew, etc), you must sign in.  Most users DO NOT NEED TO Sign In to Find It @ USC Libraries. 

Accessing Full Text materials:  When you search for a resource in Find It @ USC Libraries, under some results you’ll find a message like the one pictured below. 

Available Online link

Following this link will lead you to a list of potential providers for fulltext access.  Please review the coverage notes for each provider to determine the best source.  If you are off campus, once you click on a provider link, you will be prompted to login, as below.  Information about this login process can be found on our website.  For most users, this is the most important login prompt. 


Sign In

in order to:

  • Save searches and lists of items
  • Renew items
  • Request items from other PASCAL libraries

1. Select Sign in on the Find It @ USC Libraries home page.

Select Sign in

2. Select USC Students, Faculty and Staff.

Select USC Students, Faculty, and staff

3. Enter your University of South Carolina network username and password. (The same login you use for Blackboard.) Note: Your School of Medicine network credentials will not work with this system.

Enter your USC network username and password.









Search Options

Drop-down search box options

There are three options from the drop-down menu on the search box.

  • Articles, Books and More - This is the default search option, which simultaneously searches all of the library's resources that are included in Find It @ USC Libraries and compiles them into one results list.
  • Library Catalog - Use this search option to find books and journals in the School of Medicine library collection.
  • PASCAL Delivers - This search option allows you to search for books that are available to borrow from other academic libraries in South Carolina.

Accessing E-Journals

Articles, Books and More Search

Library Catalog Search