Looking for a great place to begin your research? Just don't know where to get started? Discover! is a simple, Google-like search of library resources, including the library catalog and many of our article databases. Discover! is the main search box on our library's homepage.
Find books, films and documents in print and online formats as well as all print periodicals in the Kimbel Library Online Catalog. Limit your search by date, location or format, or link to PASCAL's catalog to request materials not in Kimbel Library's collections.
Look up journals, magazines and newspapers available through Kimbel Library. Link to the full text of online journals and find the print periodicals in the library.
Looking for full text journal, magazine or newspaper articles? Need business and company information and statistics or case law? Want to find streaming music or video? The library subscribes to over 100 databases and journal packages. Database Finder lists these databases by subject and by title. Click on the title link for instant access to these resources. Off-campus access may require authentication using a CCU username and password.
The library staff creates research guides for courses and majors to assist researchers. Research guides introduce resources and tools appropriate for individual assignments, for discipline-specific research and for research support topics such as citation.
Unable to make it to the library? Use our Ask the Library service to connect with us through virtual chat, text, email or phone. Chat, text and phone are staffed 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters. All emails will be answered within one school day.
Do you have an extensive research project? If you would like more in-depth assistance with your research, request an appointment with a reference librarian by filling out the Research Appointments form. Appointments can be conducted in person or by telephone.
Coastal Carolina University Digital Collections is a partnership between the university and the Horry County Archives Center at Kimbel Library. Collection topics range from the center's focus on researching the history of Horry County and surrounding counties to the historical materials of interest to the university and beyond. Collection materials are hosted on a variety of platforms, including Lowcountry Digital Library and the Internet Archive.