Librarians are available to help you with your
research and questions. The library tries to respond
to all emails within 1 business day. Please email or
Alicia Lillich 620.229.6127. You may also use the
library's toll-free number 1.866.734.1275
You can arrange to have an instruction session
for a class by contacting
Alicia Lillich 620.229.6127.
Materials from the library's collection or from
your personal library can be placed on reserve for students.
Cheryl Barnett 620.229.6312 about reserves. Textbooks
and other required materials for a course and interlibrary
loan materials cannot be placed on reserve because of
All the online services such as ebooks and databases
can be accessed off-campus 24/7.
Because the library pays for most of the online services,
they are password protected. When prompted, you will
need to enter your Southwestern learner ID number and
last 5 digits of your social security number (or last
5 digits of your SC learner ID number) as your password.
SC ID numbers and passwords are updated every
weekday. Therefore, there may be a lag time over
weekends before your ID number will work to open the
databases. If you have problems logging in, please
Databases listed under
Find Articles index articles
on various topics. Some have only citations and abstracts
while others provide the full text article. Although
the information is accessed on the Internet, they are
not web pages but actual journal, magazine, and/or newspaper
Items owned by the library and most ebooks can be
searched in the
Reference ebooks and
ebooks, an entire print book
converted into an electronic format, are listed on their
respective web pages.
If the database provides full text articles, you simply
need to click on the hyperlink to retrieve it. If the
database does not have full text, you may need to use
the "Link to Full Text" hyperlinks to access it through
Another method to retrieve full-text articles is to search
Find Full Text Periodicals. Search by the
title of the periodical to find if full text is carried in a
Find an Article with a Citation to find an article when you only have
Finally, you can search the Internet to see if
the article has been archived and is available for
Library are two of the best
search engines for this.
above methods fail, contact a librarian for assistance
or request the article through Interlibrary Loan.
- Books - checkout for semester
- Media such as DVDs & CDs - checkout for 1 week
- Other materials may also be checkout. Please
ask at the circulation desk for additional information.
You may request copies of items the library does
not own. more information
Cheryl Barnett 620.229.6312 if you have questions.
- Black & White Copies - $.15 per page
- Color Copies - $.40 per page
- Faxes - US number $1.50 per page
- Faxes - International number $3.00 per page
- Blank CDs - price depends on type
- Transparencies - $.50 each
- Comb Binding - price depends on size
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