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Library Search Help: Getting Started

How to use Library Search

Welcome to Library Search

How does this work?

Library Search allows you to search print and e-books, journal articles, digital collections, and more, all in one place. Library Search makes it easy to find, explore, cite, save, and share a broad variety of UCI library resources. For more focused searching consult our Research Guides. For online access from off-campus, connect through the VPN (Library Search may not work with the WebVPN - we recommend downloading and using the software VPN).

Library Search includes only UCI-owned resources - for books, articles, and more beyond UCI, search Melvyl (UCI, UC Libraries, & libraries worldwide).

Library Search also helps you manage your research. Sign in to your account to:

  • Renew books and other library materials you have checked out

  • Save favorite items and searches

  • Create tags

What am I searching?

  • Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Books (print and electronic)

  • Newspaper & Magazine Articles

  • Dissertations

  • Films, Video, Music (including sheet music)

  • Government Documents

  • Course Reserves

What happened to ANTPAC?

Library Search, launched in summer 2018, replaces ANTPAC. Library Search allows you to search everything you could in ANTPAC and more! For additional information and updates about this new system visit:

Need Help?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) information

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Contact your subject librarian

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More help

If you experience issues with Library Search, please try:

  • Clearing your cache 
  • Trying a different browser 

We would appreciate knowing what problem you are experiencing:

Any information you can provide will help us identify and resolve the sporadic issues that have occurred with different web browsers.