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PhD Candidates--Guide to Business Library Resources: Comprehensive Searching

A guide to databases and library services for PhD candidates at USC's Moore School of Business

EBSCO Discovery

Use EBSCO Discovery Service to search across the EBSCO databases subscribed to by USC.

  1. Go to EBSCO.
  2. Select EBSCO Discovery Service.
  3. Enter search terms as usual OR click on Advanced Search for more options.

Examples:

olympics and tourism and Beijing

"alcholic beverage industry"

"fair trade" and coffee (may also add a country in the 3rd search box)

Google Scholar

Google Scholar will directly connect you to USC subscribed articles if you adjust the settings. Follow these steps:

Do you use Google Scholar to search for academic articles? Would you like to directly link to an article if it is in one of USC's subscription databases? All it requires is adjusting your Google Scholar settings.

Steps:

  1. From Google Scholar, click on Settings at the top of the screen.
  2. In the resulting screen, select Library links in the menu on the left.
  3. In the Show library access links for search box, type and select the following: 
  4. After your selections are made, your screen should look like the one below (Open WorldCat is optional):
  5. Click on Save.

Once you have adjusted these settings, your search results in Google Scholar should contain a link to the right of the article if it is available through a USC database.

Note: These settings will need to be adjusted again if you use Google Scholar from another computer or account.

Google Scholar Search