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What is LINCCWeb?

LINCCWeb is an easy and convenient way for you to search databases, journals, books, and other valuable resources from your college library, home, work, or anywhere there is an Internet connection. Just point your browser to http://www.linccweb.org.

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What does "LINCC" in LINCCWeb stand for?

LINCC is the Library Information Network for Cooperative Content. LINCC is a state-funded information network that joins together the libraries of Florida's 28 colleges—more than 70+ campus libraries statewide.

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Who manages LINCCWeb?

LINCCWeb is administered by the Florida Virtual Campus headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida.

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What does LINCCWeb offer?

LINCCWeb provides convenient access to Florida's college library collections and content-rich electronic databases through a fast, user-friendly search engine with easy-to-use screens and plenty of online help. The following is just a sample of LINCCWeb's array of resources.
  • Florida College Collections - More than 4 million items in Florida's 70+ college campus libraries. Search for materials in your own college library or throughout the state.


  • Databases - Information-rich electronic resources including full text access to articles, journals, and newspapers.


  • State University Collections - Holdings of all public university libraries in Florida.


  • Public Library Collections - Holdings of select public libraries in Florida, including those serving the state's largest metropolitan areas.


  • eBooks - More than 50,000 eBooks that cover a wide range of topics and can be read in their entirety online.

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Is LINCCWeb available to everyone?

Anyone may view the holdings of college libraries through LINCCWeb; only registered borrowers can request library materials and access electronic databases. Registered borrowers are typically students, faculty and staff of Florida's colleges. Registered borrowers may also include students, faculty and staff of Florida's public state universities and select public libraries throughout Florida. Guest access is also available.

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How do I log in to LINCCWeb?

You may view the holdings of college libraries without logging in. To access additional LINCCWeb features, including requesting books, searching databases, and checking your account, you must log in. To log in, enter your Borrower ID and PIN, then select your college from the drop-down menu and click "Log On."

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What is a Borrower ID and PIN?

Your Borrower ID and PIN permit access to certain LINCCWeb features including requesting library items, searching databases, and checking your account status. Your Borrower ID and PIN are unique numbers assigned to you by your college. Before using LINCCWeb for the first time, or if you have trouble logging in, ask your librarian to verify your Borrower ID and PIN. Once you've logged in, you can click "My Account" to change your PIN.

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Can I search library material and databases without a Borrower ID and PIN?

You may search LINCCWeb to locate books and other materials owned by Florida's college libraries without logging in. Only registered users with a valid Borrower ID and PIN may request items from the library and search electronic databases. Guest access is also available.

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What is Guest Access?

You may log in to LINCCWeb as a Guest if you do not have a valid Borrower ID and PIN. You will be able to search limited resources provided by LINCCWeb as well as search library holdings to locate books and other materials owned by Florida's college libraries. Only registered borrowers can request items and obtain full access to electronic resources.

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Is there a difference between searching for library materials and searching databases?

You can search the catalog to locate materials in your home library or in other college libraries throughout the state. You can also search the holdings of public university libraries and many of the largest public libraries in Florida. Once you've found an item you're interested in, write down the call number and locate the item on the library shelf or use LINCCWeb to request that the item be held for you.

You can also use LINCCWeb to search electronic databases (also called electronic resources) for online access to articles, journals, and newspapers. Many databases provide full text content that can be read online or printed in its entirety. You can perform a customized search on a single database or search several databases at once by using your library's preset selection or by creating your own selection.

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What does "Full Text" mean?

Full text capability is a feature within LINCCWeb's electronic resource search that allows you to view the full text of an article, not just a summary or abstract of the article. You can identify full text resources by the words "Full Text" located next to the name of the resource.

LINCCWeb offers an additional opportunity to locate full text resources through the use of SFX. If your search returns an article that does not include full text, click the SFX icon SFX Icon, located near the search results, to find an alternate source that provides full text of the same selection, if available.

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Does LINCCWeb offer eBooks?

LINCCWeb provides access to more than 50,000 eBooks that cover a wide range of topics and can be read in their entirety online. Your library may offer additional eBooks that augment LINCCWeb's collection.

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Can I check out or request items that aren't in my library?

If you are a currently enrolled student, or a faculty or staff member at any of Florida's colleges, you can borrow circulating books from any other Florida college or state university library. You must have a valid library card and be in good standing with your home library in order to use this service. Ask your librarian for more information.

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Can I check my library account through LINCCWeb?

Click "My Account" to renew items, cancel requests, view checked out items, and even check on any outstanding fines. Be sure to click "End Session" and close the browser window when you're done.

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What if I need help using LINCCWeb?

LINCCWeb provides help screens and search tips to assist you, including instructions on how to perform many information retrieval functions. A link to online Help is located near the top right corner of the screen. If you need additional help, ask your librarian for assistance.

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What is Ask a Librarian?

Use Ask a Librarian to find out more about your library's collections and resources or to ask general reference questions. Click the Ask a Librarian icon Ask a Librarian Iconto speak directly with a librarian through live chat during available hours or by sending an email.

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How often is LINCCWeb updated?

Most of the databases are updated daily to reflect the ever-changing environment of electronic information.

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How is my privacy protected?

FLVC is committed to protecting the privacy of registered users and visitors. FLVC does not collect personal information about visits to Web sites unless that information is purposely disclosed. Information about an individual user is not shared with any third party except as needed to provide services requested by the user. Refer to the Privacy Statement for more information.

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What can I do to protect my privacy?

When you've completed your session, select "Log Off" or "End Session" and close the browser window. This will terminate the session and prevent others from viewing your personal information and search history by using the "Back" button.

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