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Update: New Features Added to Melvyl@UCSF

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Since Summer 2008 the UC Libraries have been testing a pilot version of a replacement for the current Melvyl Catalog, which contains library holdings for all ten UC campuses. Members of the UCSF community are encouraged to test the pilot, called Melvyl@UCSF, and offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The UCSF version is available at http://ucsf.worldcat.org/.

The pilot features a single interface that searches for physical and electronic sources at all UC Libraries, those of libraries around the world, and UC books digitized by Google. It also searches for article references in medicine and health, education, U.S. government publications, and general topics. UC-eLinks tells you whether UCSF has access to the articles.

Several new features have been implemented since the start of the pilot. You can now

  • find all of the UCSF Library's items in Melvyl@UCSF
  • use the Request feature to get items unavailable at UCSF
  • view recently added books and journals in the UCSF Library's profile
  • link to electronic resources easily
  • search articles within a publication
  • read and write reviews of books, and share your favorite results with colleagues and peers on sites like Facebook.

The pilot runs through the end of December 2009. Please share your feedback about Melvyl@UCSF by completing the survey.

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