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Library Information for SWU Online Students

Where is the library?

Many of the library resources are available online from the Rickman Library website, including eBooks, millions of journal articles, and a live chat service for research help.  Search for resources using OneSearch, our online library catalog.

The Rickman Library building is located at the center of campus in Central, SC. Click here for a campus map.

Need the address for your GPS?  It is 916 Wesleyan Drive, Central, SC 29630.  Click here for a Google map.

Students may also use their SWU student ID card to check out books at nearly every academic library in South Carolina. (see participating institutions)

Borrowing Library Materials

Physical items can be checked out at the information desk with your SWU ID.

Visiting Patron - Allows any SWU student to take their ID to a participating PASCAL library and check out books. 

Pick-Up Anywhere - Allows students to request books through PASCAL Delivers and have the books delivered to a participating South Carolina academic library for pick-up. 

eBook Collections

These collections contain over 250,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. All titles in these collections are available with unlimited simultaneous user access.

Accessing Databases
  • All of our databases are available on and off campus.
  • To access databases, you will need to log in with your full SWU email address and password.




Research Assistance

Rickman Library provides one-on-one research assistance at any time during our open hours (see the About Us page). Please call toll-free at 800-289-1292 ext. 5060 (or 864-644-5060), text 864-643-5971, chat live with a reference librarian, or email . For SWU Online students, your librarian is Heather Gray.

Do you need a tutor or a writing coach? Visit the Tutoring and Disability Services page to learn more. As a SWU Online student, you can receive online tutoring through Brainfuse. The link to Brainfuse Online Tutoring is in your Canvas navigation menu.  Certified Brainfuse tutors provide live, on-demand tutoring and assignment help in a variety of subjects.

General Studies Program Resources (AA)


Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

Associates Program Source

Associates Programs Source is designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, and provides comprehensive coverage of the most relevant associates program level content.

Social Science/Human Services Program Resources (BS, MS)


Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Hospitality & Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.

International Security & Counterterrorism Reference Center

This database offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism and is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues.

SocIndex with Full Text

SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for many sociology journals.

Course Resources

Social Science LibGuide (library resources/links for all social science students)

Human Services LibGuide

Business Program Resources (BS/BA, MBA, DBA)


Business Searching Interface

Business Searching Interface provides business researchers with the highly refined tools they need, in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of full text content.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business.

MarketLine Company Profiles

Up-to-date and accurate, MarketLine Company Profiles contains the latest financial data for public companies. It also includes merger and acquisition activity, lists of products and services, and key competitor information for all profiled companies.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center is a resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.

Course Resources

Business LibGuide (library resources/links for all business students)

MSM Management LibGuide

MBA Master of Business Administration LibGuide

Education Program Resources (MED, EDD)



ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.

Professional Development Collection

Designed for educators, Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of education journals.

Teacher Reference Center

Teacher Reference Center provides the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Course resources

Education LibGuide (library resources/links for all education students)

MEDAS Educational Administration and Supervision LibGuide