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Basic Guide to SOUTHcat: Author Searches

SOUTHcat is the catalog of the libraries at the University of South Alabama. It contains records for the books, electronic books, journals, government documents, CDs, DVDs, and other media items held by the libraries.

Searching SOUTHcat by Author

To search SOUTHcat by author, enter the author’s name, last name first, in the Search for: box. Select Author from the Search by: box, then click the Search button. Author search also works for editors, actors, directors, composers, and musicians.

screenshot of author search in SOUTHcat

Next, you will see a list of names. Select the appropriate name from the list.

screenshot of author results screen in SOUTHcat

This will show you all items in the catalog by this author.

screenshot of results by author in SOUTHcat