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Health Sciences Free Resources

Authoritative health sciences resources that are freely available on the Internet

Tips for Getting Resources without University Affiliation

Try your local public library. If they don't have access to a resource, you can inquire about interlibrary loan services.

Los Angeles Public Library calls their service "extramural interlibrary loan" which carries a $10 flat fee + fees from the lending library. 

Los Angeles County Library's interlibrary loan has a $3 per item fee + possible fee from the lending library.


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Library Access for USC Alumni

Graduating USC students retain their full library privileges for one academic period (a semester) after the end of classes. For example, if your last classes ended in May, your full student privileges are enabled through the summer period and end on the last day of the summer term.

After this period, alumni do NOT have remote access to USC Libraries electronic resources.

On campus library privileges for alumni include: 

  • Access USC Libraries locations on the University Park Campus and Norris Medical Library on the Health Sciences Campus.
  • Borrowing of standard circulating materials, such as books.
  • Use of library information kiosk computers in the Doheny Memorial Library and Norris Medical Library. Request access at the Circulation Desk.
  • Use of library microform readers, scanners, and photocopiers.

More information:

Journal Databases

Clinical Info Tools

Databases designed to provide information for clinicians at the point of care.

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

Patient Education & Consumer Health