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.
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":