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Library Orientation/N602 Epidemiology for Orange Campus

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Getting Help

Whether by email, phone, in-person or 24/7 live chat, we're here to help answer your questions from our Ask a Librarian page. Choose the contact method that best suits your needs.

Your Library Account

  • To access many of the Library services, you’ll be prompted to log in with your MyUSF Username and Password.
  • My Library Record takes you to lists of books you have checked out, Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery requests via ILLiad and more.
  • Question about your library account, email our Access department.

Gleeson Library Databases

  • If your topic is multi-disciplinary or you are unsure about the subject, try
    • Fusion - our one stop library catalog and databases search
    • Scopus - one of the largest abstract and citation databases of peer-reviewed literature in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities.

Instruction on how to use CINAHL Complete

Instruction on how to use PubMed

  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database - Evidence-based practice content published by the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). This comprehensive range of resources includes over 3,000 records across seven publication types: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.  

Instruction on how to use JBI EBP Database

  • Cochrane Library  -  Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources.

Instruction (pdf, video 1,2,3) on how to use Cochrane Library

  • PsycINFO  -  Contains more than 4 million bibliographic records centered on psychology and the behavioral and social science.

Instruction on how to use PsycINFO

  • Ulrichsweb  -  Provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on series published throughout the world.  It is particular useful for determining whether a journal is peer reviewed and scholarly. In Ulrichsweb this is called 'refereed'. Search the journal by title or ISSN and look for look for a referee’s jersey icon () next to the journal’s title on the search results.


  • If the full text is not immediately available in your search result, just click the Full Text Finder button Full Text Finder  below the article title(s) and it will guide you to options for locating the complete article, whether it’s in our collection, from Google, or through our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • Looking for data and statistics, try the Statistics and Data library guide page.
  • Looking for nursing tests and research instruments, try the Nursing Tests and Research Instruments library guide page.
  • Looking for policy and guidelines, try the Public Health library guide page.
  • If you have the source information of an article, such as journal title, issues and pages or DOI (digital object identifier)  and wonder which database(s) provides you the access to the full article, try our Journal Finder


Gleeson Book Collection

  • If you’re interested in finding only books, or a specific book, then our library catalog Ignacio Library Catalog is a good place to begin. Named after the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, Ignacio also links to ebooks, videos, government reports, and some of our full text journals.
  • Branch campus students can request Gleeson library books (i.e. printed materials listed available at Gleeson stacks in the catalog) and have the item(s) sent to your designated address by UPS via our document delivery service. The items can be returned back to the Gleeson Library in person or reuse the packaging and the prepaid UPS return mailing label enclosed with your items. Take the package to any UPS drop off location near you. 
  • The Library also subscribes to several e-book collections, for example EBSCO and eBrary. Individual e-books are included in Fusion, the Ignacio Library Catalog, and several databases.


Google Scholar

If you are a diehard Google fan, Google scholar provides another mean to look for articles. 

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. It draws on information from journal publishers, university repositories, and other websites that it has identified as scholarly. Not all results are peer-reviewed. It is important to evaluate the sources for credibility and authenticity.


Link your Google scholar search to the USF catalog by:

1. Click "settings" on the top

2. Click "Library links" on the left

3. Type "University of San Francisco" in the search box, select "University of San Francisco - Full Text Finder" and "University of San Francisco - ProQuest Fulltext". Click "Save"

You can now link your search result to the USF library database and catalog by click "Full Text Finder" button next to the individual search result.

Scholarship Repository

Need some ideas about the Capstone Project? Visit the Scholarship Repository page. 


Don't forget. You can contribute to the USF Scholarship Repository too.