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Melvyl is Retiring- What Do I Need to Do?

Mon, May 3, 2021 12:15 PM to Fri, June 25, 2021 12:15 PM

UC Library Search will replace Melvyl on July 27, 2021

UC Library Search logo shaped like a bookmark

How will we learn how to use UC Library Search?
UC Library Search is user-friendly, but your librarians will make training materials available after July 27, 2021. Look for workshops on how to use UC Library Search in the fall. We would also be happy to teach a workshop during class time. Make an Instruction Session Request. 
 
What will happen to my library account? Do I need to do anything? Do I need to turn books back in?
No. Melvyl accounts will automatically 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. 
 
I have personal saved lists saved in Melvyl. What should I do to keep them?
Melvyl saved lists will NOT be automatically 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 a citation management software
 
What do I do with my saved searches?
Melvyl saved searches will NOT be moved to UC Library Search. Before July 27, log into Melvyl by clicking on "Sign In". Enter your username and password. Click on the "Saved Searches" link in the gray menu bar. Before July 27, you should make note of search terms if you wish to reproduce them in UC Library Search. 
 
What do I do about links or bookmarks to Melvyl records?
Melvyl links will NOT redirect in UC Library Search. If you have links to Melvyl records, either in your browser bookmarks, CatCourses, or elsewhere, you can log into Melvyl and save them to a list, which you can then email to yourself or export into citation management software
 
For more information, including an updated FAQ, please see our UC Library Search website, or contact Olivia Olivares, UC Merced Library Instruction & Outreach Librarian.