For the past year, UM’s seven libraries have been collaborating on a full overhaul of the online cataloging system in order to streamline access to the University’s millions of library holdings. The new system, known as uSearch, went live May 19, uniting three separate catalogs from across the Coral Gables, Miller School of Medicine, and Rosenstiel campuses.
What does this mean for library users?
- One catalog: All resources from Law, Medical, Interdisciplinary (Richter), and the subject specialty libraries (Architecture, Business, Marine & Atmospheric Science, and Music) will be available in one catalog.
- One search: Users will now be able to search all locally digitized/created resources from a single search field. This search includes digitized content from our distinctive collections, institutional repositories, and UM electronic theses and dissertations.
- One login: Users will have a single means of authentication for all library resources (CaneID).*
What do users get by logging in to the system?
While anyone may browse the catalog as a guest, signing in to the system provides users with access to a suite of services that includes:
- the ability to request and/or place a hold on library materials
- customize search preferences
- save customized searches
- save articles and catalog entries
- add notes
- create folders
- export information to bibliographic software
- receive alerts when new items are added that fit one’s search parameters, topics of interest, etc.
NOTE: Due to publisher licensing restrictions, results from some databases (e.g., Web of Science) only display if users are logged in.
For search tips and guidance on the use of specific uSearch features, please visit the uSearch Help page.
Feedback and questions
We welcome your feedback and are grateful for your patience during this implementation process.
*Interlibrary Loan services of the Law and Medical libraries will remain independently operated by their respective departments.