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May 15, 2019

EBSCO will soon be the single vendor for the MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) along with the MLA Directory of Periodicals (MLADP). Dual access to the existing ProQuest version and the new EBSCO version of these databases is currently available. As of July 1, 2019, EBSCOhost will be the only provider of these resources.

May 14, 2019

UC Merced’s Melvyl catalog will move to OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery interface on May 22nd during intersession week. WorldCat Discovery includes device optimization and delivers more precise search results and contains a better user interface than the current catalog.

May 2, 2019

As of May 1, LexisNexis upgraded the Nexis® resources, including Nexis Uni. This release of Nexis includes upgrades to the current search technology, such as:
Boolean searching capabilities
Phrase recognition and protection
Synonyms, word correlations, and alternative forms of root words: for example, “house” will now also find “housing” and “housed”
Exact phrase or company name searches now require quotation marks around the phrase.