Accessing Electronic Resources Off Campus

SC residents may access DISCUS resources. Only USC Sumter faculty, staff, and students may access our databases that are available remotely.

Using either Explorer 4.01 or higher OR Netscape version 4.08 or higher but NOT Netscape 6, you may access these INFOTRAC databases provided by DISCUS, South Carolina's Virtual LibraryImage of discuss logo. Set your browser to "accept cookies" and enable JavaScript. The recommended screen resolution is 800x600. Please do NOT enable Internet Explorer's "Content Advisor" feature.


  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index

  • Biography Resource Center and the Complete Marquis Who's Who

  • Custom Newspapers

  • Expanded Academic ASAP

  • General BusinessFile ASAP

  • General Reference Center

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

  • Health Reference Center -- Academic

  • Junior Edition

  • Kid's InfoBits

  • Legaltrac

  • OneFile -- Infotrac

  • Scribner Writers Series

  • Student Edition

  • What Do I Read Next?

Go to the Anderson Library Electronic Resources page, and click on any of the databases listed above. When a verification box pops up, type in your 9 digit student ID. Once you are logged in, you can search any of the databases without having to log in again.

Stop in Anderson Library at USC Sumter for a handout with the instructions, user name, and password you need to gain off-campus access to


  • SIRS Knowledge Source (the portal to the SIRS databases: Discoverer, Government Reporter, Renaissance, Researcher)

  • Encyclopedia Americana

  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia

  • New Book of Knowledge

  • The State, Columbia, SC, newspaper

If you follow the instructions for setting up the USC Proxy Server you also may access


  • Agricola

  • America: History and Life

  • Brittanica Online

  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (includes AFSA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, Biological Sciences, Biology Digest, Communication Abstracts, Conference Papers Index, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, ERIC, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, Medline, Oceanic Abstracts, Plant Science, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, TOXLINE)

  • Commerce Business Daily

  • Federal Register


  • HarpWeek

  • Historical Abstracts

  • Literature Resource Center with MLA Bibliography

  • Oxford English Dictionary

  • Science's Next Wave

  • ScienceDirect

  • >U.S. Patents

  • >Web of Science

  • Wilson Web Databases (includes Applied Science and Technology Abstracts, Business Abstracts, General Science Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, Library Literature, Readers' Guide Abstracts, Social Sciences Abstracts)

Then all you have to do is go to the Anderson Library Electronic Resources page, and click on any of the databases listed above. At the beginning of your session, a verification box will pop up, and you will need to type your 9 digit student ID and your password (your last name).



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