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University Technology Services is pleased to announce that Office 365 is now available to all students free of charge. You will now be able to work in the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more. You can install your Office 365 on up to five compatible PCs and Macs, plus five tablets […]


Doing Research? Need access to a literary work? Can’t get to the library? Check out Bartleby! is an excellent resource that provides free online access to a comprehensive collection of reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction works. has complete electronic texts of classic books that are out of copyright as well as such current […]


Need help creating citations for a book?  Check out OttoBib.  OttoBib is a free bibliography generator that is easy to use.  Just type the ISBN of a book into the text box to generate a bibliography entry that can be copied and pasted into a paper.  OttoBib is capable of generating citations in MLA format, […]

New Databases

The USC Union Library now has access to 3 new databases.  They are Sabin Americana,1500-1962,  The Listener Historical Archive and Times Digital Archive.  Check them out:   The Listener Historical Archive   The Listener began to publishing on a weekly basis by BBC in 1929.  This database covers The Listener’s years of  1929-1991. Database includes […]


              Don’t have access to a graphing calculator and need to do some math problems?  Check out Desmos a free online graphing calculator. It is currently supported on the following Browsers: •Chrome •Firefox (4+) •Safari (4+) •Internet Explorer (9+) •Opera (10+) •Safari on Mac or iPad Desmos is a […]


  From Evernote: Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Use Evernote to jot notes, create to-do lists, clip entire Web pages, manage passwords, and record audio. Everything added to Evernote […]

Easily Convert Your Files

Converting files from one form to another can be a pain, especially if you do not have software that is capable of converting files.  If you need to convert a 200MB or less file, try   Convert.Files is free and requires no downloads, it works completely online.  Convert.Files is works on a range of file […]

Microsoft Academic Search

Doing research for a paper or class?  Why not give Microsoft Academic Search a try.  Microsoft Academic Search is similar to Google Scholar,  for those that are familiar with it.   Microsoft Academic Search allows users to search more than 27 million publications and over 16 million authors across a variety of domains.  One of the […]


Need Some Practice in your Foreign Language Class?     If you need extra practice with your French or Spanish classes, why not give Pronunciator a try. Pronunciator is a free online service that offers self-paced lessons for sixty different languages. Each lesson is comprised of flashcards that are read to viewers in the language […]

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Tired of referring to the APA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA style manuals to create your citations for your term paper projects?  Give Zotero a try. With Zotero, you can easily create the citation needed for you papers. Zotero lets you build personal reference libraries for your various research projects from online catalogs, online periodical databases, commercial […]