Business *: Books & eBooks

A guide to business research at USC.

Finding Business Books at USC

The Gaughan & Tiberti Business Library, located on the first floor of Fertitta Hall (JFF 101), has a small circulating collection of popular business books, a non-circulating collection of reference books, print journals, newspapers and trade publications, plus 2-hour course reserve books, all of which are indexed in USC Libraries Catalog, our online catalog. 

A majority of our business books, covering a wider range of business topics, are housed in Doheny Memorial Library and Grand Depository, a storage facility that has limited access to USC patrons but books can be paged. 

Books on accounting topics are located in the Accounting Library (ACC 105). 

You can use the following resources to find books on these and other subjects: 

USC Libraries Catalog contains searchable records of books, most ebooks, journals, government documents, USC theses and dissertations, DVD movies, and other materials in the University Park Campus libraries.  

EBOOKS: Search the USC Libraries Catalog, then use the eBooks filter to find for ebooks on any topic which you can read without going into a library on campus.  USC network connectivity is required to read these books. 

Google Books is a public website which provides full or partial text content of many books on a wide variety of topics.

USC Libraries Catalog Search

Catalog Search

Requesting Books from Grand Library

Books and periodicals that are located in the Grand Depository Library (off-campus) can be checked out but you must place a request for this materials to be delivered to campus:

To place a request:

  1. When you find a book in USC Libraries Catalog that lists its location as Grand Depository, click the "Page This Item" link next to its call number.
  2. This will open up an "Obtain Materials From Off-Site Location" screen.  
  3. Fill out the request form for the item that you need with all the pertinent information. You need a current library barcode to place the request.  
  4. You will be notified by email when your item is available for pickup at Doheny Library. These requests are typically processed within 24 hours.

Google Books

USC may not have a copy of books found here, but sometimes you can view excerpts from books you find or locate them in other libraries.  Search results will appear below.

Google Book Search

InterLibrary Loan

USC students, faculty and staff may request books that are not owned by USC through our interlibrary loan service. Not all materials will be available and the length of time it takes to fulfill requests can vary. Requests can be made online. You need a current library barcode and can not have overdue books or fines.  This service is free of charge to all USC users.  You can place your ILL request through the USC Libraries' home page under the 'Services' link.

Recommend a Book for the Library

 We encourage USC faculty, staff and currently enrolled students to recommend items for the library's collections. Subject specialist librarians will consider all recommendations and make a final decision on whether to purchase items.

Click here: Recommend-A-Book

Other USC Libraries

The USC Law Library has their own catalog (Advocat).  The Health Sciences Library collections are now indexed within the USC Libraries catalog. Consider using these if your topic is related to law or medicine.

Other Local Libraries

USC students can borrow books at no charge from the Cal State Los Angeles Library. They are also eligible for library cards at the City of Los Angeles Public Library and the County of Los Angeles Public Library. USC students may use the UCLA Libraries but must buy a guest borrower's card to be able to borrow books. All of these libraries have online catalogs: