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Library Information for Online Students

Where is the Library?

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.

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

SWUcat (items in Rickman Library)

  • Search for items
  • 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 a SWU Charleston student requests a book that is located at USC-Columbia, he or she can have the book sent directly to Charleston Southern, the College of Charleston, or another participating 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-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.




Research Assistance

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.

Do you need a tutor or a writing coach? Visit the Tutoring and Disability Services page to learn more. As an Online or Graduate student, you may also receive online tutoring through SmarThinking.

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.


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.


ONEsearch brings together a comprehensive collection of content—including indexing from subject indexes, full text databases, and the entire library collection—all within a full-featured single search. Use ONEsearch to find books in the library, available eBooks, and journal articles with a single search.

Social Science/Human Services Program Resources (BS)


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, MSM, MBA)


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)

Human Services LibGuide

MSM Management LibGuide

MBA Master of Business Administration LibGuide

Education Program Resources (MEDAS, MEDCL)



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

MEDCL Educational Leadership LibGuide