E-Books are accessed through a link in the record of the book. Click on the title, then on the link under "Connect To."
When accessing the catalog from off-campus, make sure you log in using the icon at the top right corner of the catalog. This will enable all links, including those to e-books.
Use the connectors AND, OR, AND NOT as appropriate to connect search terms.
* is used as a truncation symbol in the catalog for up to five characters. It is useful for finding singular and plural forms of a word, variant endings on a particular stem, or for alternate spellings: cat* for both cat and cats; vot* for vote, voters, voting, etc.; col*r for color and colour.
? is a one-character wildcard: wom?n finds both woman and women.
You can view Contents Notes to find a table of contents for many books. Click on title of book in results list to access.
Use Subject Heading links to find other books sharing the same subject heading. Click on title of book in results list and then on "Full Record" tab to access.
Finding Books and Media
Develop a search strategy for finding books, e-books, and DVDs:
Library Catalog - all physical materials and e-books owned by the USC Upstate Library. This should be your first stop.
PASCAL Delivers - the state-wide rapid book delivery service for South Carolina academic libraries. View the video in the More Information box if you haven't used the service before. PASCAL also offers a Visiting Patron service if you find books in nearby libraries. Details on this page.
For more information on strategies for using the Library Catalog, consult the following videos: