Major Melvyl Enhancements: More Journal Articles, e-Book Links

Major Melvyl Enhancements: More Journal Articles, e-Book Links

Two significant enhancements have been made to Melvyl, the discovery tool of the UC libraries.

Expanded Content: "Central Index"

In a pilot project during Winter 2012, Melvyl has been enriched with several million new journal articles and other documents from a wide range of databases, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.

Some tips:

  • Links in the left sidebar let you narrow your search to articles only, or to focus on items from particular databases.
  • In most cases, Melvyl will display citations and abstracts, with the full text accessible through the yellow UC-eLinks button or other links provided.
  • The Advanced Search screen lets you control which databases are searched.
  • If off-campus, you may need to login to the proxy to access full-text journal articles. See the Off-Campus Access (OCA) page for more information about connecting from off-campus.


For more information see:


Improved Access to Some e-books: "View Now"

Melvyl search results now include "View Now" links that provide convenient access to freely available full text items, such as e-books in the HathiTrust Digital Library. If the full text of the item is not available (e.g., for copyright reasons), the link will be "grayed out."


For more information, see:


Webinars explaining the new features are scheduled for:

Thursday, January 12, 10–11 AM

Wednesday, January 18, 3-4 PM

Webinar details


(The same information will be repeated in each session; slides and audio will also be available afterwards on the CDL Melvyl project website).


More information can be found on the CDL web site: CDL Major Melvyl Announcement