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Ask Questions, Get Answers
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 call Alicia Lillich 620.229.6127. You may also use the library's toll-free number 1.866.734.1275.

Find Articles from Journals, Magazines, Newspapers & Books
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 articles.

Items owned by the library and most ebooks can be searched in the Catalog.

Reference ebooks and ebooks, an entire print book converted into an electronic format, are listed on their respective web pages.

Online Full Text Articles
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 database.

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 database. Use Find an Article with a Citation to find an article when you only have the citation.

Finally, you can search the Internet to see if the article has been archived and is available for free. Google and Resource Library are two of the best search engines for this. If the above methods fail, contact a librarian for assistance or request the article through Interlibrary Loan. more information

eBooks are entire books that have been converted into electronic format. They can be found in the library's Catalog or under ebooks.

Accessing Online Services
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 email tech support.

Interlibrary Loan
You may request copies of items the library does not own. more information

E-mail or call (620.229.6312) if you have questions.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Books (Undergraduate) - checkout for 3 weeks
  • Books (Graduate) - checkout for semester
  • Media such as DVDs & CDs - checkout for 1 week

Please return materials by their due dates. A $.10 fine will be charged per day that an item is overdue. If an item isn't returned after 3 overdue notices, a hard block will be placed on your account. This prevents you from borrowing additional materials and from receiving your grades/transcripts. The block will remain until the material is returned or payment is received for another copy.


  • 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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