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New database: EuroCases

Consortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that access to EuroCases is now open. eurocases logo

EuroCases is a unique multilingual web-based legal informational service providing access to case law of the leading jurisdictions in Europe related to the application of European Union law. It is maintained and continuously updated by the leading Bulgarian legal information provider Apis ( EuroCases builds upon the achievements of the affiliated company Apis Hristovich Ltd. within the EUCases project ( supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for research and innovation of the European Union.

The main advantage of the service lies in its cross-border nature – in cases where provisions of EU law should be applied, users can draw inspiration and ideas by using relevant case law of other jurisdictions, which is not offered by their national service providers.

National and European case law is covering the following 19 thematic areas of EU law:

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In addition, the subscription comes with Link Detector, a free software tool that checks for legal citations to EU legislation and case law and establishes links to EuroCases online database.

Link Detector is an extension (add-on) to the browsers Internet Explorer®, Google Chrome® and Mozilla Firefox®, and an add-in to the word processor Microsoft Word®. Its primary mission is to assist legal professionals working with EU law. To this end, Link Detector identifies legal citations to EU legislation and to judgments of the EU Court of Justice in the web page opened by the user (respectively, in the document edited by the user) and establishes links to the cited EU acts and/or provisions thereof published in the EuroCases online database.

Local access inside the library buildings is offered to EuroCases for all users with a valid library card from either National Library or University.

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More than 130.000 new ebooks available via ebrary

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It’s still Christmas time, so we have a special gift for you! From now on you have access to more than 130.000 new ebooks on the ebrary ebook platform.

Subjects covered:

  • The Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health & Medicine
  • History
  • Law
  • Literature & Language
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Sciences

The collection includes ebooks from renowned publishers like Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, MIT Press, Harvard University Press, Elsevier Science, Thieme Medical Publishers, Elsevier and many others.

There is no limit in the number of users that can access an ebook at the same time. You may download an ebook for up to 2 weeks. To download it you will need to create an account on ebrary and download Adobe Digital Editions (for mobile devices: Bluefire Reader app or similar).


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All ebooks can also be found and accessed via and

Alternatively, you may access all of the available ebooks on ebrary here.

All ebooks can be accessed from anywhere with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH.


New Springer Ebooks 2016

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Consortium Luxembourg is pleased to announce that we upgraded our Springer ebook collection.

Access is provided to all English language Springer e-books published in 2016 (German titles are unfortunately excluded). The books cover a variety of subjects including:

Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) Collection (Springer Science publications)

  • Biomedical & Life Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry & Materials Science
  • Computer Science
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Professional & Applied Computing

Humanities, Social Sciences Collections (Palgrave plus Springer Science publications)

  • Behavioral Science & Psychology
  • Business & Management
  • Economics & Finance
  • Education
  • History
  • Law & Criminology
  • Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Political Science & International Studies
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Social Sciences


Let’s recall, Consortium Luxembourg is offering access to all following Ebook publications from Springer:

2005-2013 Complete, 2014: Computer Sciences only, 2015 Complete, 2016 English titles only (HSS + STM)


All ebooks can also be found and accessed via and

Alternatively, you may access all of the available Springer ebooks here.

All ebooks can be accessed from anywhere with a valid library subscription of National Library, University, LIST or LIH.

New subscription: PNAS – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

CPNAS_express_finalonsortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that we’re now offering access to PNAS – one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. Established in 1914, PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences.

The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope. Nearly half of all accepted papers come from authors outside the United States.
PNAS publishes only the highest quality scientific research. Every published paper is peer reviewed and has been approved for publication by an NAS member.
PNAS is published daily online in PNAS Early Edition and in weekly issues. New content portals and new journal features provide fresh perspectives on science at a general level—features on trending topics, opinions, explanations of core scientific concepts, and exploration of science and culture—to advance understanding of all aspects of science.

Remote access is offered to PNAS for all users with a valid library card from either National Library, University, LIST or LIH.
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New United Nations iLibrary Platform

iLibrary_logoUnited Nations Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations.

The United Nations iLibrary provides scholars, students, policy makers, politicians, diplomats, information specialists, librarians and the general public with a single online destination for seamlessly accessing knowledge products created by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs.

To begin with, United Nations iLibrary includes publications, journals and series comprising facts and expertise on international peace and security, human rights, economic and social development, climate change, international law, governance, public health, and statistics. In future releases, the platform will also provide access to other resources such as working papers series and statistical databases.

At launch, United Nations iLibrary comprises 750 titles in English, and 250 in other official languages of the United Nations: French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. This initial scope covers most of the content published under the United Nations Publications banner between 2013 and 2015. A scope of around 3,000 titles is expected to be available by the end of 2016, corresponding to most titles published between 2010 and 2015.

The content of the United Nations iLibrary will be regularly updated with approximately 500 new titles published every year on the key topics reflecting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations.

The Consortium Luxembourg is happy to offer remote access to UN iLIbrary for all users with a valid library card from either National Library, University, LIST or LIH.
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LIH subscribes to JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experimentsjove_logo, is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

The Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) recently started a subscription to JoVE.

Following sections are included in the subscription:

As a result, the LIH researchers can now access more than 3.000 articles from top research institutions around the world that are dynamically sharing their research methods, data analyses and results clearly, accurately and professionally with the expertise of JoVE’s professional videographers.

All JoVE articles are indexed in subject-relevant indexing sites, including PubMed/MEDLINE, SciFinder and Scopus.

Access JoVE via or use the direct link: .

Please find here a short user guide to make the most out of the subscription: JoVE User Guide

Attention: Access to JoVE is only possible in the local network of Luxembourg Institute of Health!


Safari Books Online, le meilleur de l’ICT. 32.000 ebooks disponibles en ligne dès maintenant

safari-logo-lockup-sunshineLa « Digital Library Consortium », gérée par la Bibliothèque nationale, annonce l’ajout de Safari Books Online à son offre documentaire.

Safari Books Online donne accès à plus de 32.000 ebooks et 3.000 vidéos sur les technologies de pointe : programmation et réseautage informatique, graphisme, stratégies d’affaires et gestion de projets NTIC. L’offre regroupe plus de 100 éditeurs de renommée mondiale tels que O’Reilly Media, Addison Wesley, Cisco Press et Peachpit Press.

Safari Books Online complète l’offre numérique déjà existante de plus de 100.000 ebooks scientifiques, 55.000 ejournals et 370 bases de données, incluant d’autres produits en informatique incontournables comme : ACM Digital Library, IEEE Xplore Library, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, etc.

Les lecteurs de la Bibliothèque nationale, de l’Université du Luxembourg, des centres de recherche publics LIH (Luxembourg Institute of Health) et LIST (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology) accèdent gratuitement et partout à Safari Books Online via le moteur de recherche : ou directement via (accès smartphone) ou (accès PC).

Xavier Bettel, Ministre d’Etat, Ministre de la Culture : « Cette bibliothèque est un vrai laboratoire pour acquérir aujourd’hui, les compétences de demain. »

Ainsi, les usagers peuvent se doter des connaissances numériques requises pour acquérir de nouvelles compétences, s’affirmer sur le marché international des NTIC et participer activement au développement de la société numérique luxembourgeoise. L’offre documentaire croissante de la bibliothèque numérique va de pair avec l’initiative Digital Lëtzebuerg du Gouvernement, définissant les NTIC comme principal axe de développement économique du pays.

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Informations supplémentaires : Digital Library Consortium

La « Digital Library Consortium » a pour objet l’acquisition et la gestion de publications électroniques rendues accessibles via le moteur de recherche Elle est implémentée et gérée par la Bibliothèque nationale qui assure aussi la négociation des contrats de licences avec les fournisseurs. Le Consortium regroupe la Bibliothèque nationale, l’Université du Luxembourg, le Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) et le Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH). Actuellement, plus de 55.000 titres de revues électroniques, 100.000 ebooks et plusieurs centaines de bases de données sont disponibles et accessibles à distance. Plus d’informations

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S’inscrire gratuitement à la Bibliothèque nationale

Pour avoir accès à l’offre documentaire de la bibliothèque numérique, l’intéressé, âgé d’au moins 14 ans, doit s’inscrire à la Bibliothèque nationale. L’inscription est gratuite et effectuée sur place à l’accueil de la BnL : 37, boulevard F.D. Roosevelt L-2450 Luxembourg. Les modalités d’inscription peuvent être consultées sur le site web de la BnL :

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Dalloz Matière Droit International et Européen

Le Consortium a le plaisir de vous communiquer l’ajout d’un accès à Dalloz Matière Droit International et Européen.
Auprès les « Dalloz actualités – Européen et International » et les « fiches d’orientation Européen et international » la matière comprend l’Encyclopédie de droit européen ainsi que l’Encyclopédie de droit international.

Le Répertoire de droit européen, c’est notamment :

  • les questions monétaires : euro, monnaie (Union économique et monétaire)
  • les procédures : compétence, reconnaissance et exécution (matières civile et commerciale)
  • la concurrence : ententes, restrictions horizontales de concurrence, restrictions verticales de concurrence
  • le droit social : droits sociaux, politique sociale, travailleur (notion), travailleur (régime)
  • les statuts des territoires qui ont des liens privilégiés avec la Communauté : association (pays et territoires d’outre-mer), Afrique-Caraïbes-Pacifique (partenariat), espace économique européen, régions ultrapériphériques

Le Répertoire de droit International, c’est notamment :

  • le droit de la famille : adoption, mariage, régimes matrimoniaux, divorce et séparation de corps
  • le droit économique, notamment l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce : négociations commerciales internationales, négociations commerciales multilatérales (cycle de l’Uruguay), système commercial multilatéral (volet institutionnel)
  • la nationalité et la condition des étrangers : cartes d’identité,immigration
  • les aspects judiciaires : procédure civile et commerciale, jugement étranger (matières civile et commerciale), jugement étranger (matière pénale), délais, action en justice

Les contenus sont désormais disponibles sur (Thèmes – Européen et International).

Pour des raisons de licences,  peut seulement être consulté dans les bâtiments (réseaux) de la Bibliothèque nationale et l’Université du Luxembourg.

Wiley Online Library: now access to all journals


Consortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that we upgraded our subscription for Wiley Online Library, one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

You are finally having access to all journals which are currently published by Wiley (more than 1.500)!

Here are some examples of important titles which were missing so far in our subscription and are now available remotely for all users of the Consortium Luxembourg:

  • ChemPubSoc Europe Journals: ChemBioChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemMedChem, ChemSusChem, ChemCatChem and more…
  • AGU journals: Water Resources Research, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres / Biogeosciences / Earth Surface / Oceans / Planets / Solid Earth / Space Physics
  • Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Optical Materials
  • EMBO Reports, EMBO Journal
  • …and many more…

Featuring a clean and easy-to-use interface, Wiley Online Library provides intuitive navigation, enhanced discoverability, expanded functionalities and a range of personalization and alerting options.

You may find all journals in and

Click here for direct access to Wiley Online Library.




Inspec has been cancelled

The Consortium Luxembourg has made the decision to cancel Inspec due to significantly low use and budget constraints.  Inspec is no longer be available since 1st February 2016.

Inspec is a bibliographic database that is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and provides abstracts and indexing to scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.

Although we avoid cancelling resources whenever possible, we must make this decision on occasion. In times where bibliographic references can also be found in search engines like GoogleScholar or even (Digital Library – Scholarly articles) we would like to set our focus on financing full text databases like, for this discipline, PROLA (American Physical Society) or IEEE Xplore.

If you have any comments on this, please send an e-mail to