The Marx Library has many guides to help you answer questions. Here are some library specific ones. There are also guides that are designed for specific courses. To find those guides, go to Course & Subject Guides. The Course Guides are on the right side of the screen.
If a patron wants to know if we have a specific journal title, direct them to our Journal/Ebook List from the library web site. This does NOT search the content of the journals; it can only provide information as to the Libraries' journal holdings.
Don't worry too much if you don't know a lot about the particular subjects patrons are researching. Even if you don't , you can always get them at least started on their research by putting them in OneSearch. They are likely to find something on their topic here because it searches the following:
To get patrons started in OneSearch, direct them to the Marx Library web site at http://library.southalabama.edu. The OneSearch box is right in the center of the screen.
Use SOUTHcat for items owned by the library:
SOUTHcat can be searched by keyword, subject headings, title, author and call number. The most useful type of search for a first try is the keyword search.
Another place to direct patrons to get them started with their research is to LibGuides. There are several types of guides available at this site:
LibGuides can be searched or browsed by topic or guide type.