Find Articles and Dissertation
When searching for articles written by a scholar, see if the database has an author index and select from it. If not, clue in to how the database lists authors. For example, should you search with initials or full first name?
In the education databases, search for your scholar as author, but you could also see if there are articles about their work.
How Others Have Used Your Scholar's Works
You can use these databases to find who has cited your scholar's works. If your scholar has published in disciplines other than education, these databases would be good places to search.
Search by Author in the education databases
ERIC and Education Source at a Glance handout
If the handout opens in your browser window and you have trouble following the links, try downloading the document by right-clicking on the link below and saving to your desktop.
Getting the full text of an article
1. Some databases will have links to the full text of the article right in the database. The articles usually have a link for either HTML Full Text, PDF Full Text, or Linked Full Text under the citation information.
2. If a full text link does not appear, click
Full Text Finder searches the Libraries' e-journals list.
3. If the article isn't available online, search the library catalog to see if the journal is on the library shelves. Come to the library and get the article or USC students, faculty and staff can use Scan and Deliver through your interlibrary loan account. The article will be scanned and delivered electronically to your desktop.
4. When we don't have the publication, but you really want the article you can request it through Interlibrary Loan [ILL]. First time you use ILL you'll need to register.
Are you a student at a distance? See what request and delivery services are available to you.