Research Support

Subject Librarians   Use the Directory to search for librarians by Subject Expertise, or use the list on the Ask a Librarian page (below). Contact subject librarians for in-depth research help, workshops, and consultations.

Ask a Librarian   Get research help through email, phone, chat, or in person, or find your subject librarian.

Research Guides   Curated collections of resources and strategies by subject, discipline, and program.

Dissertations and Theses   Locate dissertations and theses at USC and beyond; information on preparing and submitting dissertations and theses.


    Accessing and Using Resources

    Printing and copying in the Libraries

    Borrowing Materials  Policies and procedures

    Recommend a Purchase

    Remote access to electronic resources​

    Course reserves   Electronic and physical course readings
    Scan and deliver   Interlibrary loan and document delivery  

    HELIX   Health Sciences catalog

    ADVOCAT    Law Library catalog

      Teaching/Resources for TAs

      Instructional Services   Request a class, workshop, or instructional consultation. These services are all guided by the USC Information Literacy Outcomes for Undergraduates.
      Reserve a library space for teaching   Hover over “Libraries and Hours” to see which libraries have reservable space, and how to reserve the space.

      Managing your Research/Publishing

      Set up Google Scholar to link to USC Libraries holdings in your search results. In Google Scholar, under “Settings,” choose “Library Links” and type in “University of Southern California.”

      USC Intellectual Property Policy

      Academic Integrity: A Guide for Graduate Students​

      Fair Use: Using Images in Papers, Theses, and Dissertations​

      Citation Research Guide​