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UWIlinC: Introducing UWIlinC

UWIlinC is the e-information portal for the UWI Libraries which allows search and discovery from a single interface


Search for UWI information resources in all formats including UWI's intellectual output, subscribed resources (electronic journals, databases, electronic books) and the library catalogues of all four UWI campuses

Welcome to UWIlinC: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Libraries Information Connexion Portal.



UWIlinC is a search and discovery tool for the University of the West Indies Libraries and unifies content in to a single virtual space. It brings together information resources from across the English-speaking Caribbean in all formats. 

This guide will:

  • provide guidance on how to use UWIlinC
  • demonstrate how to sign in to and out of UWIlinC
  • give tips on searching using basic techniques
  • give guidance on finding print and e-resources

The tabs above take you to pages addressing each of these issues as well as instructions on using UWIlinC. Kindly contact any Librarian in the UWI Campus Libraries for more guidance.


UWIlinC is built upon a platform called PRIMO and many academic libraries are using this system to bring information resources from disparate databases and sources into a single search and retrieval application that library users can easily navigate when doing their research. To find out more about the concept behind Primo and UWIlinC you can view the video below.

Primo Central

The Primo Central mega-aggregate of scholarly material in a cloud environment provides easy access to hundreds of millions of scholarly materials obtained from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators. Results are delivered in one blended, relevance-ranked Primo list.