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Micquel Little
Micquel Little
Micquel is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning

How to Prepare for the Launch of UC Library Search

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.

How can I learn how to use UC Library Search?

UC Library Search is intuitive and user-friendly, but your librarians will make training materials available after July 27, 2021.

What will happen to my library account? Do I need to do anything? Do I need to turn books back in?

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.

What about my saved lists?

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.

What if I have saved searches?

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.

How should I handle bookmarks or links in my courses, etc.?

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.

For more information, see the full FAQ or contact Micquel.

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