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Composition II Research Guide for ENGL 102: Books and Media

Fall 2017

Upstate and Beyond

USC Upstate has rich book and ebook collections, but we don't have everything! As your needs grow, you may find that you need to look beyond our own resources and borrow books from other academic libraries. That is why we introduce PASCAL Delivers, a rapid book delivery service that is a partnership among South Carolina academic libraries. If you are new to Upstate, or want to brush up on ways to improve searching the Library Catalog, the Find a Book videos will prove useful.

PASCAL Delivers Video

PASCAL Delivers is the rapid book delivery service for South Carolina's academic libraries. This video explains how to use it.

Search the Library Catalog

Search here for library books on your topic:

USC Upstate Library Catalog
Advanced Keyword Search


Search Tips:

  • Place keywords in quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.
    Example: "south carolina"
  • Boolean operators:
    • and - all terms must be found; narrows a search
      Example: television and violence
    • or - any of the terms may be found; expands a search
      Example: "mass media" or television
    • and not - excludes the terms
      Example: mexico and not "new mexico"
  • Use an asterisk (*) to search for different variations or spellings of a word.
    Example: teen* - teen, teens, teenage, teenager, teenagers, etc.
  • Find subject heading links by clicking on a title and going to the full record.