LOOKING FOR FULL TEXT?
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.
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).
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:
If you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oftentimes in the Find It @ USC Libraries interface you’ll see a prompt like the one below.
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 mailbox.sc.edu or email.sc.edu 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.
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:
1. Select Sign in on the Find It @ USC Libraries home page.
2. 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.
There are three options from the drop-down menu on the search box.