Southern Search is the library's discovery platform. You can use it to search for articles, books, and other materials that are held at Southern or at our sister institutions (CCSU, WCSU, ECSU) as well as the state community colleges and the state library. The materials in the colleges and universities are available to request in SouthernSearch directly and they can be delivered to Southern through courier to the circulation desk. The default search is by keyword. You can use the search strategy builder linked in this guide to help you build a keyword search. You can also search by author, title, and subject. The 10-minute video at the bottom of this page explains how to use SouthernSearch. Since SouthernSearch searches many databases at once, you will definitely need to use strategies to narrow the search. Here is a search example below, of the keywords "petit prince" and "life". This search yielded over 13,000 results. So, narrow down your results by using the facets on the left and by adding more keywords to your search. If you are still getting too much information to wade through, try using a subject-specific database from the menu on the left.
This tutorial will show you how to use SouthernSearch to find books and other materials, how to request books from another CSCU library, how to save records to print, email, or cite information, and where to go for additional help.