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Welcome to the Canvas guide.

Distance Learning Resources

Here are the services and resources distance students rely on to do well in their courses.  On the Rickman Library Homepage you will also find links to these resources, services and more. 

Identifying scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles and books

  • SWU Databases, where you'll find an A-Z list of databases indexing articles from thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers. To access these databases, you'll need your SWU login and password. Visit the Login Troubleshooting guide if you need help with your SWU login and password.
  • Help with citing your sources.
  • the library catalog, for finding books, ebooks, and more. 
  • Use OneSearch to search for articles and books in one place!


Specialized help for your library research


  • Research Guides for every major, some courses, and additional topics to help you choose the right database or other resources for your search.
  • Reference assistance from a librarian by e-mail, phone, or chat

SWU eBooks


Access eBooks through Rickman Library and beyond. eBooks can be viewed online and downloaded to computers or mobile devices for offline use.