There will be times that you find references to articles in publications that are not in the USC libraries. There are several ways you can get these:
- Consider whether the journal might be related to law or medicine.The collections of the USC Law and Health Sciences Libraries are not included in the USC Libraries catalog. These libraries have their own online catalogs that are open to all USC students:
- Check to see if another area library has the journal that you need.
There are two major resources for doing this:
- Melvyl, the UC libraries catalog: This includes information on periodical holdings for the UC system. You will need to check with these libraries about any access restrictions they have for visitors.
- WorldCat: This is a cooperative catalog that shows information for libraries across North America, including most local public and academic libraries.
- Request a copy of the article through USC's Integrated Document Delivery Service.
This a free service for students, faculty and staff. You can get copies of articles and borrow books that USC does not own through this service. You can make requests online: you need a current library barcode and you can not have any fines or overdue items in your library patron account. Find our ILL link on the USC Libraries' home page under 'Services' / Interlibrary Loan.