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OCLC WorldCat Local Melvyl Formally Adopted

July 1, 2011



On June 24, 2011 the legacy version of Melvyl (the online public catalog for UC libraries) was decommissioned to make way for a new version of Melvyl supported by OCLC WorldCat Local. This improved connection to the larger research world promises to improve scholarship, and the easy interface supported by WorldCat makes searching easy and intuitive.

Legacy Melvyl to be Decommissioned

June 16, 2011



Next Generation Melvyl Pilot will soon become UC’s official Melvyl discovery and access service. On June 24th, the pilot will be renamed "Melvyl" and will replace the older legacy version of UC's online catalog.

Help improve the WorldCat Local site -- the platform for Next Gen Melvyl

April 25, 2011



The Library is looking for feedback to help us improve Next Gen Melvyl, the catalog for the combined UC Libraries.

Springer Open Access Pilot Ends

March 21, 2011



The UC-Springer Open Access Pilot has ended effective March 1st, 2011. During the two-year pilot negotiated between the California Digital Library (CDL) and Springer, UC-authored articles accepted for publication in 2009 and 2010 in most of the 2,000+ Springer journals were published as open access under Springer’s Open Choice program. Unfortunately, Springer has decided to discontinue this arrangement.

Scopus Database trial ends December 31, 2010

November 16, 2010



The UC Libraries are completing a two-year trial and extensive assessment of Scopus, a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier. The UC Libraries have decided not to acquire Scopus as a UC systemwide purchase for 2011; the trial period ends on December 31, 2010.

Take the UC Academic E-book survey!

October 11, 2010



Your participation in the UC Libraries Academic E-book survey is needed. Visit the short survey and let us know about your experiences with e-books in general and the Springer E-book pilot. The survey will be available from Monday, October 11, 2010 through Monday, October 25, 2010.

Digital Signage Around the Library

May 13, 2010



Do you want to display digital signage around the library? Images and videos are accepted.

Check out our images databases!

April 17, 2010



Have you ever had trouble finding images for a power point presentation? Use our images databases to help spice up your presentation. On our homepage you can find our images databases by scrolling over the "Doing Research" tab and clicking on the "Databases" link. Once on the Databases page, select "by format" from the "find databases" section.

Congressional Hearings

April 14, 2010



Looking up Congressional Hearings is a bit tricky. Here are some tips. You can look up Congressional Hearings using Lexis-Nexis Congressional: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/congcomp. In Lexis-Nexis t's is helpful to use the Advanced Search feature and to use limits.

New Quick Search Bar

March 9, 2010



If you've been on the library homepage recently, you may have noticed that there is a new Quick Search Bar. The new default search looks through "All UC Libraries" instead of the "UC Merced Library" (now the 2nd tab option).

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