Many of the resources we offer students are available online from the library website, including eBooks, millions of journal articles, and a live chat service for research help.
The library is located at the main campus in Central, SC. Click here for a campus map.
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Students may also use their SWU student ID card to check out books at nearly every academic library in South Carolina. (see participating institutions)
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- Use the Request Materials form to have items mailed directly to your home!
PASCALcat (items in SC academic libraries)
Visiting Patron - Allows any SWU student to take their ID to a participating PASCAL library and check out books. For example, SWU Charleston student needs a book located at Charleston Southern University, he or she can go directly to Charleston Southern’s library and check out the book.
Pick-Up Anywhere - Allows students to request books through PASCAL Delivers and have the books delivered to a participating academic library for pick-up. For example, if
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.
- All of our databases are available on-campus at our Learning Centers, on the main campus in Central, and off-campus as well.
- To connect off-campus, you will need the SAME username & password that you use to login to MySWU or your SWU email account.
Rickman Library provides one-on-one reference service 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 Online and Graduate students, your librarian is Heather Gray.
SmarThinking offers FREE online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can connect with a highly qualified tutor in a live, interactive whiteboard environment to get help with writing, math, statistics, accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, physics, and more. SmarThinking is accessible through your course module in Canvas.
Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.
Associates Programs Source is designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges
ONEsearch brings together a comprehensive collection of content—including indexing from subject indexes,
Hospitality & Tourism Complete covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.
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 contains full text for many sociology journals.
Social Science LibGuide (library resources/links for all social science students)
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 is the definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of
Entrepreneurial Studies Source provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business.
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 provides comprehensive
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.
Business LibGuide (library resources/links for all business students)
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.
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.
Education LibGuide (library resources/links for all education students)