Use discoverE to Refine a Subject Search: Depending on what terms you're using in your research, your query to discoverE may return hundreds, if not thousands, of results. That can be more than a little overwhelming, especially if you're in a rush, as so many of us are when we're working on projects. Refining those results to give you a more focused search may be just what you're looking for.
By Chris Pollette Want more help with discoverE?
After fielding many questions from patrons on better ways to use discoverE at the Library Service Desk we created a video to help you learn more about refining the terms of your subject search. On the left side of your search results page, you'll see a list of aspects of the materials you're looking for, including subject, title, creator, year published, and more. Librarians call them facets (think of the many sides of a cut diamond, if you wish). Using discoverE, you can add or remove facets to help you get closer to the materials that you believe will help you do your research.
Once you begin revising your catalog searches using facets, we believe you'll have much more success in your academic work. Of course, if you ever feel stuck or would like additiional help with your work, please come visit us at the Library Service Desk. And if you have feedback you'd like to share on discoverE or questions you'd like us to answer, please let us know.
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