A single User Interface for All

  • All catalogs and data sources are accessible from one persistent user interface that never changes - no need to learn how to use each system severally

  • Enables meta-searching in all all library holdings, with different formats, locations, containers, print or digital, at the same time, with the same search inquiry and from the same search box.

Search in and access all Resources

mufind enables library users to search and browse through all of the library's resources:

  • Print Catalog Records

  • Saudi Digital Library eBooks, eJournals+

  • Open Access digital resources

  • Locally Cached Journals

  • Digital Library Items

  • Institutional Bibliography

  • Institutional Repository

  • MU news, events, activities

  • MU selected blogs, sites, guides

  • Other Library Collections and Resources

Online Social Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

In addition to the OPAC services normally offered by the library system (Koha ILS), patrons will enjoy rich and advanced researcher services with social flavor, enabling them to tag, rate, share, review, cite, and comment.

Collaboration in content enrichment

Enabling Users to participate in content creation and enrichment

Providing an exceptional web 2.0 experience:

  • Tagging: adding a tag to a saved record into a user favorite list will save that tag as part of the record; it needs participation from many.

  • Save, organize and retrieve records from your Organized Lists "My Favorites".

  • RSS Feeds and New Item Lists.

  • Send records and search results via SMS and email channels.

  • Author Biographies Enrichment via Wikipedia mash=up.

  • Providing Book Reviews and Book Covers from Google, Amazon and locals

  • Enable reactions and sharing via social media channels.

  • Integration with Content Enrichment services such as Syndetics, LibraryThing, EDS, Summon, Amazon, OpenLibrary, ContentCafe and Google Books.

Supporting all types of searches

  • Users can perform any type of the famous full text searches, i.e.: Wildcard Searches. Fuzzy Searches, Proximity Searches, Range Searches, Geographical Searches, Boosting a Term, and Boolean Operators. Click on “Search tips” for an example of any of these search types.

  • Save, organize, and retrieve your previously performed searches any time.

  • Supporting the Arabic language search and retrieval requirements. See this page for more details.

Empowering Researcher with smart tools

  • Similar Resource Suggestions

  • Patron Profile and Integration with ILS functions such as Reserve, Current Loans, etc.

  • Auto-complete when Entering Search Terms and Spelling Suggestions

  • Live Record Status and Location by Ajax querying the catalog at that exact moment.

  • Resource Browsing throughout any entry, including tags, subjects, authors, call numbers, topics, eras, genre and alphabetically,

  • Integrate with citation tools: APA, MLA and Chicago.

  • Export to RefWorks and EndNote and tag and save with Zotero.

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