Set your Google Scholar preferences to access journals and databases USC subscribes to via the Find It @ USC links.
Video with step by step instructions: http://bit.ly/LBlSLQ
To set your preferences:
1. Go to http://scholar.google.com
2. Go to the upper-right hand side of the page and click on thelink.
3. Click the link titled Library Links on the left-hand side of the page.
4. Type in University of Southern California or USC then click Find Library.
5. Select University of Southern California - Find It @ USC.
6. Select Save.
connects you to USC's subscriptions to journals and databases. Click on the link to get the full-text article or information on how to get the full-text.
1. The link took me to a USC page with the article's citation, with this message - Content is available via the following links.
2. The link brought me to another page (may look like the journal's site) with the article's citation and a bunch of links on it.
3. The link brough me to a page with the message The article is not available on the Web through USC.
Click on the Check USC Libraries link to check if USC Libraries has access to the article via another database or if it's only available in print. And you can request the article directly from the document delivery department from this page.
Use only the important words rather than a full sentence or question.
Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words in a specific order.
Searches are not case sensitive.
Find synonyms for the other important words.
Google Scholar allows you to limit your results to the latest articles. Type in a custom date range on the left side of the results page and this will only bring up the articles published within those years.
The Cited by link provides a list of other items that used the article in their reference list.
The Related articles link will list items similar to the article you are viewing.