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With a social network login, non-USC users with active library borrowing privileges (including alumni, Friends of the USC Libraries, fee-based borrowers, and other non-USC guests) can create and access their library account to check due dates, renew books, or page items from the Grand Depository. To complete the process, users will need to link their library accounts to their Facebook or Google profiles. Once registered, users should select the "social network" option the next time they're asked to sign-in for library services. USC students, faculty, and staff, should continue to login as they always have using their USC IDs and passwords.
For questions about this service or for help, please contact the Doheny Memorial Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Norris Medical Library at 323-422-1116.
This enhancement improves the security of emails sent from the library's website.
Only signed-in users are permitted to add a note to the email.
Signed-in users can specify 1 to 10 email addresses (which must be separated by a semicolon), but un-signed users are limited to a single email address. As an email address is added, the system validates its format.
The subject of the email cannot be modified.
Make an active filter persistent for an entire session. This allows you to make changes to your search terms while still keeping your filters applied. Your filters will not reset if you make changes to or start a new search. To make a filter persistent, hover the cursor over the filter in the Active filters section and then click the filter's padlock .
To remove a filter's persistence, click the filter's padlock . You can also remove a sticky filter by deleting the filter or resetting all filters.
A Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed allows you to be informed of updates to records in your saved searches.
The Personalized Results feature boosts the rankings of records that match your personalized settings. The Personalized results section lists the active preferences and allows you to remove selected disciplines, edit selected disciplines, and give preference to newer material.
This feature expands your search with words and phrases that constitute variations of the search term with the same meaning and thereby increases the accuracy of your search. The expansions are visible on the screen and add, for example, variations of the search term with the same meaning (example ADHD and attention deficit disorder, or name variations such as assata shakur and asata shakur). You are provided with the option to revert to using only your original search term. This feature is based on vocabularies such as LC subjects and MeSH.
For example, if you enter heart attack in the search query, the system also returns results that include myocardial infarction. If you are interested only in results that include heart attack, you can click the link to the right of the recommendation.