Remote Access

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 See below for the answers to some frequently asked questions.

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

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

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

For all journals the best place to search is the Journals link under "Find Resources" on the library's homepage. For print journals, simply run your search there, and then click the "@PhysicalItems" limit in the left pane and click apply.

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

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