UC Library Search will replace Melvyl on July 27, 2021. What do you need to do to prepare for this change?
How can you learn how to use UC Library Search?
UC Library Search is user-friendly and will strongly resemble the discovery portal you have been using for the last three years. Think of it as an upgrade that will allow you to search for materials across all 10 University of California campuses and the local UCR catalog, all in one place.
UCR librarians will make training materials available after July 27, 2021. Look for workshops on how to use UC Library Search in the fall. Our librarians would also be happy to teach a workshop during your class time. Contact Teaching and Learning Services for more information.
What will happen to your library account? Do you need to do anything? Do you need to turn books back in?
No. Melvyl accounts will become UC Library Search accounts. You do not need to take any action, unless you have saved lists, saved searches, or bookmarks to Melvyl records.
If you have personal saved lists saved in Melvyl, what should you do to keep them?
Melvyl saved lists will not be moved to UC Library Search. Before July 27, log in to Melvyl by clicking “Sign In.” Enter your username and password. Click on your account name, and select “My Personal Lists” from the drop-down menu. From there you can access your saved lists. You can email your lists to yourself, or you can click on the “Cite” button and export them into citation management software.
What do you do with your saved searches?
Melvyl saved searches will not be moved to UC Library Search. Before July 27, log in to Melvyl by clicking “Sign In.” Enter your username and password. Click on the “Saved Searches” link in the gray menu bar. Before July 27, you should make a note of your search terms if you wish to reproduce them later in UC Library Search.
What do you do about links or bookmarks to Melvyl records?
Melvyl links will not redirect to UC Library Search. If you have links to Melvyl records, either in your browser bookmarks, iLearn, Yuja, or elsewhere, you can log in to Melvyl and save them to a list, which you can then email to yourself or export into citation management software.