Next Generation Melvyl to Replace Current Melvyl on June 24


On June 24, 2011, the current Melvyl database of UC Libraries' holdings will be retired as the University of California Libraries move to the Next Generation Melvyl search tool, powered by OCLC's WorldCat Local. The new Melvyl was released as a pilot in April 2008 and has proven to be an invaluable search tool for all researchers: students, faculty, staff, and the public.

The new version of Melvyl supports research by allowing one-stop searching of UC Libraries' holdings, selected full-text articles, ebooks, digital content, archival information, and much more.

Take advantage of the new Melvyl to:

  • Find out which library, within or beyond UC, owns an item
  • Search over 33 million records for UC Libraries materials, and 800 million items from research institutions throughout the world
  • Link to online content
  • Request materials from other libraries
  • Get help using "Chat with a librarian" or contact the UCSF Library with "Ask a Librarian"
  • Cite references and export citations easily to RefWorks and EndNote using embedded tools
  • Bookmark and share lists and individual records via Facebook, Twitter and other social sites
  • Add Reviews of materials and Tags to help describe the records you find

The UC Libraries have moved to the new version of Melvyl because of the promise of continual improvement and the seamless connection to the larger research world. Web searching is not limited to a user's local surroundings, so why limit library research?

If you have saved searches or updates in the old Melvyl, see these instructions for setting them up in the new Melvyl.

Visit Melvyl now.

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