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OCLC Support
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What to contact them about

The following list contains examples of questions or problems that OCLC can help you with:

  • Connecting to FirstSearch or the WorldCat Services Administrative Module
  • Receiving no system response or an unclear system response
  • Using IP-address recognition access
  • Lost passwords
  • Using a feature of FirstSearch or the WorldCat Services Administrative Module
  • Learning if FirstSearch can do what you want it to do
  • Renewing a subscription
  • Purchasing more searches
  • Adding databases to your account
  • Changing your FirstSearch account
  • Ordering Electronic Collections Online journals
  • Understanding a FirstSearch invoice
  • Understanding prices and costs
  • Planning your use of FirstSearch
  • Requesting training
  • Using the OCLC Usage Statistics service

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Questions about Electronic Collections Online journals and subscriptions

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