discoverE is designed to be user-friendly, but it pays to spend a little time up front becoming familiar with its features.
1. Get help! Take advantage of discoverE's Help page.
2. Choose the best tab for your needs.
3. Use the search limit boxes on discoverE's Advanced Search to return more precise search results.
This advanced search will retrieve English language books on the subject of Shakespeare's Hamlet:
4. Take advantage of the Refine My Results facets on the left.
After you receive a list of results, you can click on the links on the left to limit the results by Resource Type (format), Topic (subject), Author/Creator, Library, Collection, etc. Here is an example of the facets that show up when you do a general search for "Hamlet":
DVD-LENDs and other media items are fully searchable in discoverE, the online catalog for Emory library resources.
In the main search box you can simply enter a phrase (for example, the film title "Citizen Kane") if you want to look for all books, videos and other resources related to that topic. This will pull up ALL videos, including DVDs that are not part of the Lending Collection.
To look for DVD-LENDs specifically, try entering a combination of keywords such as "Alfred Hitchcock DVD-LEND." The latter will search for all DVD-LENDs with "Alfred Hitchcock" anywhere in the item description.
You're set to go!