Most of the time remote access to library materials online will be easy! When you attempt to access a database or an article from the library's web site, you will be prompted to log in with your USC ID (the first part of your USC e-mail address) and password.
When you want to access an article or database you should see something like this:
After logging in (a.k.a. "authenticating"), you should be directed automatically to the article, database or other electronic resource you wanted.
RECOMMENDED: Don't wait. Sign into the USC Libraries homepage in the upper right hand corner when you first arrive. This connects your computer to our resources and minimizes the time you will have to log into databases.
If you encounter a broken link or cannot get into a resource, you can do a few things first to make sure that there really is a problem.
If you still cannot get into the resource, please use this form to report the problem.
If the item you was to review is not immediately available, click the Find it @ USC button or link.
If you don't see a Find IT @ USC, check to see that your are logged into the database from USC.
You can also check the URL to see if the libproxy is from USC.EDU
If not, go back to the USC Libraries homepage; make sure you're signed in and then click on the link to your database or journal.
If you've tried the links and going through the journal or database options (the back door), use our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (IDD) service. Some books and journal are only available in print and will need to be scanned and sent to you via PDF. Older items may also need to be ordered via IDD.
Sometimes you will find broken links, even though USC has paid for your access to that item. Use the Report a Problem option, then try one of these options.
From the USC Libraries search, links to the full text should be found under:
Journals: If you are having trouble accessing a journal article, try the following:
Note: in this case, "journals" includes journals, magazines, newspapers, and some annual reports. See this video tutorial: https://www.screencast.com/t/zLmkkDj7 (recommended: sign in before attempting the searches).
Other items: If a link to a non-journal item does not work, you will need to do a database search:
Please use the Report a Problem link to let us know it needs to be fixed
If you are still unable to access the item: Use the USC Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery System.