OneSearch (also known as EBSCO Discovery Service) is a tool tha provides a single search box to simultaneously search many of the libraries' resouces, including books, e-books, articles, media, and more.
A step-by-step guide to using OneSearch is on the next tab of this guide.
OneSearch is a great place to start your research because it helps you quickly search across many resources at once, rather than searching individual databases. You can limit your results based on a number of facets, including date range, source type, and full-text availability. The libraries' catalog, SOUTHcat, is included in the search, meaning you no longer have to search different places to find articles and books.
In order to take advantage of the advanced features of many specialized databases, you are better off searching a single, subject-specific database. Once you are acquainted with the particular databases for your field of study, you should become familiar with those databases and their advanced options.