Economics *: Faculty

A resource for the USC College Department of Economics

Access to Specialized Business Databases

For information regarding access to SDC Platinum, Datastream, BoardEx, Bloomberg, Capital IQ or a personal WRDS account, please contact EdTinoco at 213 740 9167 or

Request Library Instruction

Request - a - Class

Use the form to request a librarian to visit your class and provide a session on the use of databases, teach best research strategies for writing courses, and guide students through the ever expanding number of electronic resources, journals and books.

Document Delivery

Document delivery is a service that provides electronic delivery of articles and book chapters from USC Libraries print collections. This service is currently only available for USC Faculty and Distance Learning program participants. Requesting is done in the same way as Interlibrary Loan on the Integrated Document Delivery ILL page. Contact IDD at 213-740-4020 or with any questions.

Faculty Services

Library Privileges for USC Faculty and Professors Emeritus

Check Outs

Standard Loan Period for most Books



Overview of Services

Library accounts for current USC faculty and Professors Emeritus include the following services:

  • Facility access for all USC Libraries locations
  • Borrowing of up to 200 standard circulating material items at a time
  • Remote and on-site access to USC subscriptions of online journals, books and databases. Access to electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other subscription research websites is for the exclusive use of all current USC students, faculty, €”including visiting and part-time, €”and staff. Electronic resources are governed by license agreements, and the terms of use are set by the publishers and vendors from which they are subscribed.

    Retired faculty who hold the title Professor Emeritus also may access electronic resources remotely. Please note that membership in the Emeriti Center does not automatically allow remote electronic access to subscription resources. Such access is available only to those retired faculty with the Professor Emeritus designation.

  • Use of library information kiosk computers
  • Access to library computer labs with productivity software
  • Use of library microform readers, scanners, and photocopiers
  • Paging materials from Grand Library
  • Recalling materials checked out by other users
  • In-person reference assistance
  • 24/7 Online Chat and Email Reference
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Electronic and print course reserve services
  • Room reservations for collaborative work rooms, conference rooms, learning rooms, and auditoria
  • Reading room access for rare books and archival materials
  • Admission to library-hosted events and exhibitions
  • Electronic document delivery
  • Group instruction sessions led by a librarians
  • Proxy borrowing accounts
  • Access to affiliated institutions

Please note that Library privileges are not transferable to other individuals, and the Library reserves the right to request secondary picture identification before allowing access to facilities or providing services.