UC Library Search will replace Melvyl, UCSF global search, and the UCSF catalog starting July 27, 2021. Here are some frequently asked questions about preparing for the switch.
UC Library Search is intuitive and user-friendly, but your librarians will make training materials available after July 27, 2021.
No. Melvyl, UCSF global search, and UCSF catalog accounts will all become your UC Library Search account. You do not need to take any action, unless you have saved lists, saved searches, or bookmarks to records.
To keep personal saved lists, sign into Melvyl before July 27 and select “My Personal Lists” from the drop-down menu. Email your lists to yourself or export them into citation management software.
To capture saved searches, click on the “Saved Searches” link in the gray menu bar in Melvyl and make a note of your search terms.
If you used links to Melyvl records in your courses or anywhere else, log into Melvyl and save those as a list to export. Use that list to assist you with making updates to the new links.