Welcome to this Guide which is designed to highlight resources for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program with a concentration area of Clinical Nurse Leader offered by the Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Because this program is mainly an online program, be sure you are aware of all the resources & services for distance education students at USC Upstate. And if you need assistance determining your USC Upstate username and password needed for access to library resources, click here.
The Guide highlights books (e-books and print) and web sites relevant to this curriculum. In addition, the databases that provide fulltext access to professional nursing journals are highlighted.
Many of these resources are available in electronic format (journal articles are fulltext on databases and there are many e-books that can be read on the computer --or downloaded to Adobe Digital editions). In addition, pages from e-books can be printed. Each e-book will specify how many pages are allowed to be printed.
If you prefer to read books in the print format, use PASCAL DELIVERS. First, search the PASCAL catalog, then request books from the catalog screen. Simply click "Request this item." Then choose where you would like to have the book delivered. There are many South Carolina academic libraries that participate in PASCAL DELIVERS and any of them can be chosen as your "pickup institution." The University Center Greenville Library is also a "pickup institution". A USC Upstate ID card is required to make PASCAL requests and you must enter the number on the back of that ID card when making the requests. You will be notified by an email sent to your USC Upstate email when the book has arrived at the "pickup institution." They normally arrive in three to five business days and can be kept for six weeks.