Use SouthernSearch to locate information in our library. SouthernSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more. Click on the arrow next to the "Search" box for more search options.
Enter your search terms in the search box provided and click on Search. The default is to search e-Resources but you can click on the arrow next to "e-Resources" for other search options. On the left panel, you can limit your search by date, relevance, resource type, subject, etc. Scroll down to see all the limiters.
For title and author searches, you can enter the title of the book or the author's name in the search box.
When searching by keyword for a topic use "and" to combine your search terms for more precise results.
Example: Facebook and privacy
Facebook and privacy and teenagers
You can combine as many terms as you wish using "and" but the more terms you use the less results you will get.
Use "or" to expand or broaden your search. "Or" is generally used with synonyms.
Example: Privacy or confidentiality
Privacy or security or confidentiality
You can combine as many terms as you wish using "or" and the more terms you combine the greater your results will be.
Below is a screenshot that shows a search for COVID-19 in basic search mode.
For the most part, basic searches will retrieve the results you need. Use Advanced Search for more search options to limit or focus your search. Advanced Search presents limiters and expanders to help refine your search. The advanced search option, for instance, allows you to combine multiple search terms with "and" or "or" for more effective searches.
Example: Facebook and (privacy or security or identity theft)
The advanced search option allows you to limit your search by date, by format, and by language.