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Accessing Licensed eResources:

FAQ for LAC+USC Employees Who Don't Qualify for USC Computer Accounts

I used to be able to get to your databases and journals, but now I can’t.

  • With the implementation of the USC library proxy server in April 2007 and with new authentication methods in summer 2010, USC is now able to better manage our licensing agreements that restrict usage to USC users. Previously, anyone at the LAC+USC Medical Center could access many of our resources, but access is now allowed only to those with library electronic resources services
  • You can still access Ovid MEDLINE through the Ovid@USC gateway by selecting the appropriate button.
  • Most Medical Center employees qualify for library cards at the Norris Medical Library, so you can access these licensed resources if you come to the library. License agreements generally allow usage by anyone in the library

I still want to talk to someone about the problem I’m having.

Use the Report a problem form
                   or
Contact the Norris Library reference desk at (323) 442-1111, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Revised 4/7/11

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