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Economics *: Alumni

A resource for the USC College Department of Economics

Public Libraries

Many public libraries offer many of the same business databases that we have at USC although you may need to go into a library to use some of them while others can be accessed from home with a public library card and username.  In addition, public libraries have reference librarians that can assist with specific questions.

Here are some links that may be helpful:

Business and Economics Department of the Los Angeles Public Library

Business & Investing Databases at the Orange County Public Libraries

Resources for Alumni

Library accounts for alumni include the following services based on availability:

  • Facility access for all USC Libraries locations
  • Borrowing of standard circulating material, up to 40 items at a time
  • Remote access to the ProQuest Research Library is available to members of the USC Alumni Association
  • Use of library information kiosk computers to connect to subscription and other resources. Access can be requested at any Reference or Circulation desk.
    • (Computer labs, including those in Leavey, not included)
  • Use of library microform readers, scanners, and photocopiers
  • Paging of materials from Grand Library
  • Recalling materials checked out by other users
  • In-person reference assistance
  • Reading room access for rare books and archival materials

Please note the following:

  1. Remote access to USC Libraries' electronic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and other 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. If you are a member of the USC Alumni Association, you can access the ProQuest Research Library through the Alumni Association site.
  2. 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.
  3. Only USC students, faculty, staff, and alumni and sponsored guests may be present in libraries open after 9:00 p.m. or before 7:00 a.m. All patrons will be asked to present their USCard or library-issued USC identification during these times.