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New Library System!

On June 1, the Upstate Library introduced a new library system that will change the way you access books and other library materials. When you connect to the library web site, you will find a single search box for books and a selection of databases, meaning you can search for books, articles, and media in one search. You will also be able to choose what you want to search, limit your results to specific materials, and will still be able to access library databases through the Databases and E-Resources page and this library guide. This guide will be updated as soon as possible after the change.


Welcome to this Guide which is designed to highlight resources for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program 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 at the link below. 

And if you need assistance determining your USC Upstate username and password needed for access to library resources go to the link below.

This guide highlights books and ebooks as well as databases that provide access to the professional nursing literature. To find more materials available from the Upstate Library, use the SearchUp catalog.


If you prefer to read books in the print format, or don't find the books you need in the Upstate Library, use PASCAL DELIVERS. Use the Advanced Search in SearchUp and choose "PASCAL Delivers" to search the combined catalog of more than 50 academic libraries in South Carolina. You can borrow a book by requesting it and entering your Upstate ID information. You can choose books to be delivered to the Upstate Library or any other PASCAL member library, including the University Center in Greenville. 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. 





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Dr. Lynette Gibson

Dr. Lynette Gibson

Associate Professor

Mary Black School of Nursing

University of South Carolina Upstate