Remote Access

Update 8/11/2020.


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 users can use either their School of Medicine network credentials (i.e. email account) or 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:

Remote access login screen


  1. To login with your main campus credentials, simply click “Login with Network Username and Password.”   Use your main campus login, the same one you use for Blackboard.
  2. To use your SOM credentials, click “School of Medicine Columbia Users.”  This will reveal a 2nd box in which you can enter your SOM network credentials, the same ones you use to check your “” email account.

If you have an e-mail account through the school, you can use your normal Microsoft network (or Outlook) username and password. Otherwise, please email See below for the answers to some frequently asked questions.

I don't know my UofSC Network credentials, how to I find my login credentials?

To reset your UofSC network credentials, please see the following FAQ.  

Where do I look to find if you have a particular journal?

There are two answers to this question. For online journals the best place to search is the E-Journals link under "Find Resources" on the library's homepage. For print journals, search the library's electronic catalog, also available under "Find Resources".

How do I suggest journals, databases, etc to the library to purchase?

You can email the library staff at to make general recommendations.