Next Generation Melvyl Pilot begins

The library homepage has been redesigned to include a search box for the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot.

This system is being tested as a potential replacement for Melvyl, the combined library catalog of all ten University of California (UC) campuses. It is a joint project of the UC libraries and Online Computer Library Center, and is based on OCLC's system.

What can you do in the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot?

  • Find books and other items in over 10,000 libraries, including many items in the UCB libraries.
  • Note: This test system does not yet include some of the libraries that are represented in Melvyl. [Details]
  • See which local libraries have an item, and check availability in their catalogs (items at UCB appear first, along with their current availability status).
  • Find UC books digitized by Google and materials from the Online Archive of California, UC eScholarship Repository, and UC Press.
  • Find magazine and journal articles from the ArticleFirst, ERIC (education), and Medline databases.
  • Bookmark items using, Digg, and similar tools.
  • Automatically format citations for your bibliography.
  • Export citations to EndNote or RefWorks.
  • Read reviews or write your own.
  • Save items in personalized lists (requires free registration).

For more information about the Next Generation Melvyl Pilot, see our Help and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

The pilot system is open to everyone. We invite you to try it and leave comments using "Feedback" link at the bottom of each page.  You're also welcome to use the "Survey – Your Voice Counts!" link at the top of each page.