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Online Databases by Title

All of our databases are accessible on-campus and off-campus, unless otherwise noted.

To log in to any database, use your SWU email address and password. 




Academic Search Alumni Edition 

Academic Search Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional. It includes valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources.

Academic Search Complete 

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

Academic Search Premier

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


AGRICOLA contains information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Disciplines covered include food & human nutrition, agricultural engineering & technology, earth & environmental sciences and many more.

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP) Conditions A-Z

AAFP Conditions A to Z is a handy patient-information tool written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals.

Anatomy and Physiology Online/Anatomy.tv

This resource covers all a student needs to know and learn for a 2 semester Anatomy & Physiology course-- 20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.

This online resource covers all a student needs to know and learn for a 2 semester Anatomy & Physiology course.

20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more. - See more at: http://www.primalonlinelearning.com/ourproducts.aspx#sthash.BFpUSEaV.dpuf
This online resource covers all a student needs to know and learn for a 2 semester Anatomy & Physiology course.

20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more. - See more at: http://www.primalonlinelearning.com/ourproducts.aspx#sthash.BFpUSEaV.dpuf

Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Applied Science & Technology Full Text includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more. 

Associates Programs 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.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

ATLA Religion Database® with ATLASerials® combines the index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source is a do-it-yourself resource for repairing and maintaining domestic and imported vehicles.

Bloom's Literature

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature. Literature resources and criticism selected by Harold Bloom.

Britannica Academic

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Britannica Academic with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.

Britannica Animal Kingdom

Britannica Animal Kingdom provides access to encyclopedia articles, images, and videos on topics related to animals and habitats. This resource is designed especially for intermediate readers at the elementary and early middle school levels. 

Britannica Country Comparisons

Britannica Country Comparisons compare maps, flags, statistics, events and multimedia about any two countries in the world.

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar is part of Spanish Reference Center from Encyclopedia Britannica and is an online learning platform in Spanish for ages 6-12. 

Britannica Fundamentals

Britannica Fundamentals is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners (pre-k - 2nd grade) enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons. 

Britannica Moderna

Britannica Moderna covers all fields of knowledge, including arts, geography, philosophy, science, sports, and much more. The simple A-Z organization and clear descriptions will appeal to both Spanish speakers and students of Spanish.

Britannica School

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Britannica School with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites

Business Search Interface

Business Search Interface provides business researchers with the highly refined tools they need, in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require. Use this search interface to search all business databases in one search.

Business Source Alumni Edition

Business Source Alumni Edition is designed for the research needs of the post-college professional, providing more than 1,450 full-text business magazines and journals, of which over 700 are peer-reviewed.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. As the unrivaled leader in higher education journalism, The Chronicle serves readers with indispensable real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential toolscareer opportunities, and knowledge to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is a collection of full text nursing & allied health journals, containing full text for many of the most-used journals in the CINAHL index. 

Computer Source

Computer Source provides computer science researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete provides information directed towards the needs of the patients, and to help the understanding of health-related topics. 

Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a collection of over 800 reference books, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks-- background information to begin your research.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text contains more than 400,000 records selected from the most important sources in criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Search Interface

Use this special search interface to search Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, International Security & Counterterrorism Reference Center, Military and Government Collection, and Political Science Complete all at once.


Reference information about the cultures and countries of the world. 


EBMcalc is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees that are indispensable to anyone practicing, teaching or studying evidence-based medicine.

Ebook Central

Ebook Central provides access to over 100,000 e-books in the Academic Complete, College Complete and Public Library Complete collections. 

EBSCO eBook Collection

This collection contains over 146,000 multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Education Full Text provides full text of articles in adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. 

Education Search Interface

Use this special search interface to search Education with Full-Text, ERIC, Professional Development Collection, PsycARTICLES, and Teacher Reference Center all at once. 

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

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


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

European Views of the Americas, 1493 to 1750

This database is an index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

Explora Educator's Edition

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. This educators’ edition helps teachers easily find relevant support materials, and an English Curriculum Standards Module helps educators correlate content quickly and easily to Common Core and state curriculum standards.

Explora Primary

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Explora Secondary

Explora supports high school student research and classroom instruction with reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. 

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Film & Television Literature Index™ with Full Text is an online tool for film, television, media, and communication research.

Fuente Académica

Fuente Académica offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale in Context: Biography

Gale in Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. 

Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines.

Gale PowerSearch 

With Gale PowerSearch, users can instantly access periodical and reference content in multiple Gale resources from a single starting point while also cross-searching in Gale eBooks.

Google Scholar with SWU Full Text

Google Scholar provides library links down to the article-level to subscription full text. Use this special link to access full-text resources available through Southern Wesleyan University.


GreenFILE offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

Health Source - Consumer Edition

Health Source - Consumer Edition provides information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source - Nursing / Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

History Reference Source

History Reference Source offers full text history periodicals, thousands of primary source documents, and informational texts.

History Search Interface

Use this special search interface to search European Views of the Americas, 1493-1750, History Reference Center, Military and Government Collection, Jewish Studies Source, Political Science Complete, and Religion and Philosophy Collection all at once.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete

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

Institute of Physics Archives

 Journal archives of the Institute of Physics with many current, full-text journals included. 

International Bibliography of Theater & Dance with Full Text

International Bibliography of Theater & Dance with Full Text is a research tool for the study of theatre and the performing arts.

International Security & Counter Terrorism 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.

Jewish Studies Source

Jewish Studies Source includes full-text academic journals within Judaism. 

Journal of Christian Nursing

On-campus access to the Journal of Christian Nursing.

LearningExpress Library

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. It offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. 

Libby (formerly OverDrive)

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from the library using Libby (formerly OverDrive).

Library Literature & Information Science Index (H.W. Wilson)

Created by librarians for librarians, Library Literature & Information Science Index provides cover-to-cover indexing of nearly 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full-Text

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.

Liebert Online

Liebert Online provides full-text journals in the Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STEM) knowledge and information industry, including international publications in cutting-edge basic and translational biomedical research, with expanding scope in engineering, business, environment, and legal publications.

Literary Reference Source

Literary Reference Source is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content. 

Literature Resource Center

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world, in Literature Resource Center.

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. 

MAS Ultra School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra – School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It is a multidisciplinary database, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. 

Medical Search Interface

Use this search interface to search CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, and MEDLINE with Full Text all at once.

MEDLINE with Full-text

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.

Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, Military & Government Collection offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content.


Provides study materials for over 1,800 different exams covering 16 different subject areas including nursing, teaching, construction, social work, finance, med-tech, and law.


Online version of the magazine Nature from 1950 to present.

NAXOS Music Library

Invaluable music resource for universities, music schools, public libraries, schools, music professionals and collectors

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles, and more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts. 


Newswires provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from trusted sources. 

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a database for readers in primary and middle school. 

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a database for readers of all ages. 


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, ebooks, and journal articles with a single search.

Opposing Viewpoints

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints provides information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. It features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to trusted websites. 


OverDrive provides a wide variety of leisure and academic eBooks and audiobooks. Some content provided through the PASCAL consortium. 

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media provides access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, compelling student experiences, and professional development opportunities.


PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas.

PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo Next provides 3rd-5th grade students with hundreds of curriculum-connected articles designed for their specific research needs. 

Points of View Reference Source

Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, Points of View Reference Source, includes essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. 

Political Science Complete

Political Science Complete provides full text articles in the area of political science.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text popular magazines for elementary school research.

Professional Development Collection

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

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present.


PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), provides full-text journal articles in psychology as well as behavioral science, education, nursing, business, neuroscience and more.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

Psychology Search Interface

Use this special search interface to search Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection and PsycARTICLES both at once.

PubMed with SWU Full-Text

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Use this special link to access full text resources available through Southern Wesleyan University.

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.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection™ provides coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Religion Search Interface

Use this special search interface to search ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, Christian Periodical Index, Jewish Studies Sources, and Religion and Philosophy Collection all at once.

RightNow Media

RightNow Media is like "Netflix for the church", with a huge collection of videos that people can access anytime, anywhere. Note: an account is required: click here for account information.

Science Direct

Discover more from over 2,500 scholarly journals, including over 250 fully Open Access publications and 39,000 reference books — personalized recommendations and Topic Pages make it easy to find the highest-quality and most relevant interdisciplinary research in less time.

Science Reference Source

Science Reference Source is a research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content, including biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 

Science Search Interface

Use this special search interface to search AGRICOLA, Applied Science & Technology Full Text, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE with Full Text, and Science Reference Center all at once.

Scientific American

This archive includes fully searchable image files of the journal Scientific American from 1948 through 2011.

Small Business Source

Small Business Source 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. 

SocINDEX with Full Text

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

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

SPORTDiscus with Full Text covers sports and sports medicine journals and providing full text for hundreds of journals, covering exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition, physical fitness, physical therapy, sports and exercise.


STAT!Ref is a cross-searchable collection of electronic resources for healthcare professionals, including Anatomy & Physiology Online, AAFP Conditions A-Z, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, and MedCalc 3000

Teacher Reference Center

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


TOPICsearch contains diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. 


TumbleBook Library provides access to full-text children's books in a variety of subjects.

Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

Women's Studies International

Women’s Studies International covers the core disciplines in women’s studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

World Almanac for Kids Elementary

For education majors - a research database for students in grades 2nd-5th. Over 300 videos covering a myriad of topics such as Being a Good Citizen, Character Building, Earth, Forces & Motion, and Weather & Climate.

World Almanac for Kids Intermediate

For education majors - research database for students in grades 6th-9th. It contains over 700 science projects, games, maps, videos, and homework help. "Take a Stand" debate topics such as Animal Testing, Student Homework, Social Media Influences, Climate Change, and Gun Control Laws. Featured topics provide in-depth information on Native American Life, Symbols of American Freedom, Energy Today, and Exploring Space.

Writer's Reference Center

Includes a step-by-step guide to writing good essays, reports, and memorandums. Covers the fundamentals of writing - grammar, style, and research.

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Some databases provided by PASCAL - Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries.Pascal