New: Cambridge Companions Online

Consortium Luxembourg is now offering access to Cambridge Companions Online.

Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.

The first two titles in the Companions series were the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and the Cambridge Companion to Chaucer, which were both published in 1986 and have since been updated with new editions. Now, over 600 titles have been published with the intention not only to offer a comprehensive overview of their chosen topic, but to display and provoke lively and controversial debate.

Cambridge Core hosts the online version of the printed series and includes over 600 Companion titles, over 4,000 essays, as well as bibliographies and further reading. It is fully searchable by author, title, topic, or theme.

The available collection includes the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics, Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture as well as the Companions to Music.

Access is available for all users with a valid library card of the National Library, the University of Luxembourg, LIH or LIST.

All Companions can be found in a-z.lu or here.

Trial Pharmaceutical Substances

The Consortium team is pleased to share that users now may benefit from a trial access to Thieme Pharmaceutical Substances. The trial will expire on 31 December 2021.

Pharmaceutical Substances is designed to be a complete reference guide to every pharmaceutical compound of significance. It provides a compendium of some 2,500 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s), making it an invaluable resource for anybody involved in the design, discovery, development, and evaluation of drugs.

It provides ready access to

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Access is possible for every user with a valid library card of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH.

Access here or via a-z.lu!

Appel aux éditeurs francophones pour une ouverture des contenus et une pluralité d’éditeurs francophones dans nos collections d’e-books

La Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg, le Luxembourg Learning Centre (Université du Luxembourg), le Conseil supérieur des bibliothèques, le Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l’Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques (Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse) viennent de signer une lettre ouverte soutenant l’appel de Couperin / ACIEGE / ADBU (Consortium unifié des établissements universitaires et de recherche pour l’accès aux publications numériques) aux éditeurs francophones concernant l’offre de contenus numériques français:

Les bibliothèques des établissements de l’enseignement supérieur et secondaire ainsi que leurs homologues francophones à travers le monde ont à cœur de mettre à disposition des enseignants-chercheurs et des étudiants des ouvrages scientifiques de haut niveau et des monographies indispensables à l’enseignement, notamment des manuels et des ouvrages de vulgarisation de qualité. Elles s’attachent aussi à maintenir dans leur fonds une production éditoriale universitaire de langue française.

Les évolutions de ces 20 dernières années sont marquées par un fort développement des publications disponibles en format électronique, mais force est de constater que la production francophone est bien moindre que la production anglophone. Certains ouvrages, qui sont pourtant parmi les plus empruntés en bibliothèque dans leurs versions papier, n’ont toujours pas d’équivalent en numérique. Il est aussi à noter que, quand la version en ligne existe, elle n’est pas toujours disponible à l’achat pour le secteur académique. Des offres commerciales sous forme de   « bouquets » ont émergé, mais elles ne correspondent pas toujours aux besoins de nos bibliothèques, notamment celles des établissements spécialisés dans un champ disciplinaire. L’abonnement au bouquet a généralement un coût d’entrée important et nous rend captif d’une sélection sur laquelle nous n’avons pas la main.

Le système de prêt numérique PNB est inadapté aux bibliothèques d’enseignement, l’offre étant pauvre en livres de niveau universitaire : seules les bibliothèques publiques (bibliothèques ou réseaux de bibliothèques municipales et bibliothèques universitaires) sont aujourd’hui éligibles, ce qui écarte d’emblée les acteurs de l’éducation et de formation tels que les bibliothèques de l’enseignement secondaire (CDI) et instituts de formation publics.

Dans le contexte de pandémie que nous vivons actuellement, l’accès aux savoirs, aux écrits scientifiques, sous forme électronique prend tout son sens et les manques sont encore plus criants. Pour garantir une égalité d’accès à tous nos étudiants, il est indispensable que les bibliothèques puissent fournir ces accès. Si nous souhaitons que la production éditoriale francophone soit largement diffusée au sein de nos enseignements, il est impératif que les éditeurs et les agrégateurs puissent proposer à la fois une offre riche, diversifiée et actualisée d’ouvrages, des dispositifs de consultation adaptés aux usages et des modèles de commercialisation soutenables financièrement. Dans le cas contraire, il est à craindre que nos enseignants se tournent vers des manuels anglosaxons, pour lesquels l’offre et la diffusion sont plus adaptées.

Nous tenons à défendre une pluralité des savoirs et il est important de ne pas avoir seulement une offre d’e-books «mono-éditeur» ou des bouquets sans possibilité de choix. Les orientations pédagogiques de nos enseignants ne doivent pas être restreintes par une absence d’offres commerciales ou des offres inadéquates en particulier en termes de contenus. Nous appelons les éditeurs de contenus francophones à investir pleinement l’espace de la diffusion numérique et à proposer des solutions dans l’intérêt de tous, nous sommes prêts à les construire ensemble.

Trial Proquest One Business

The Consortium team is pleased to share that users now may benefit from a trial access to ProQuest One Business. The trial will expire on 20 December.

What is ProQuest One Business?
ProQuest One Business is a new resource designed to meet the research needs of business faculty and students.
A business-focused interface intuitively guides users to content like journal articles, books, and company, industry and country reports – the materials you need for your most common assignments. Company Overview pages help you quickly find the best resources for in-depth company research, including SWOT analyses, financial information, and current articles.

How to access and browse?
ProQuest One Business can be accessed here and via a-z.lu. Once authenticated, library users can explore the wealth of content and a mix of practical and theoretical content in an interface that helps build the research skills students need for success in their courses and careers.

Access is possible for every user with a valid library card of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH.

Explore this unique database today and amplify your classroom discussions, curriculum and assignments.

Trial: Journals from The Company of Biologists

Logo The Company of Biologists

Consortium Luxembourg is offering a trial access to the journals of The Company of Biologists until 15 November 2021.

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community.

They partner with libraries and library consortia to enable biologists worldwide to access their leading peer-reviewed subscription journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science and Journal of Experimental Biology.

The Company of Biologists has been committed to Open Access (OA) for over 16 years and publish two fully OA journals – Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open.

Access is possible for every user with a valid library card of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH.

New subscription: Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. The Tragedie of King Richard the Second as it Hath Beene Publikely Acted by the Right Honourable the Lorde Chamberlaine His Seruants. ProQuest
Early English Books Online. (c) Proquest 2019

Consortium Luxembourg is now offering access to Early English Books Online (EEBO).

From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 146,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave’s Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing’s Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.

This definitive online collection of early printed works in English, and works printed in England covers several subject areas, including English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science.
The current size of the collection amounts comprises more than 17 million pages of rare books. Over 60,000 EEBO texts, transcribed as part of the Text Creation Partnership project, are now included.


The historical documents span a wide array or different kinds, from Bibles, prayer books, royal statutes, proclamations, and military, religious and other public documents, through to almanacs, musical exercises, calendars, broadsides, periodicals and newsbooks, pamphlets and proclamations. Works by major authors such as Shakespeare, Malory, Spenser, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton and Galileo can be found next to a host of less frequently studied writers.

Access is available for all users with a valid library card of the National Library, the University of Luxembourg, LIH or LIST.

For more information please check the EEBO LibGuide.

Trial access Artstor

Consortium Luxembourg is offering a trial access to the Artstor Digital Library until 6 October 2021.

The Artstor Digital Library is an image database of 2 million images from 300 of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists.

Users can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource.

Artstor also supports study across disciplines, including anthropology from Harvard’s Peabody Museum, archaeology from Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Art Archives, and modern history from Magnum Photos, making it a resource for your whole institution.

The Artstor Digital Library provides straightforward access to curated images from reliable sources that have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.

Access is possible for every user with a valid library card of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH.

Please check the Artstor LibGuides to get more insights in how to use Artstor as a student or as an instructor: https://artstor.libguides.com/

Trial access ‘Science’ (AAAS) journals

Consortium Luxembourg is happy to offer a trial access to the famous journal ‘Science‘ and the Science family of journals. Trial access will expire end of November 2021.

Science is the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Science Online provides digital access to all Science content from 1997 to the current issue, including prepublication content.

Science has been at the center of important scientific discovery since its founding in 1880—with seed money from Thomas Edison. Today, Science continues to publish the very best in research across the sciences, with articles that consistently rank among the most cited in the world.

A trailblazer in online publishing as well, the Science family of publications has grown to include online journals Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics and the open access journal Science Advances.

Science Translational Medicine, is an essential platform for peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research driving the latest medical advances. Science Signaling offers original review articles, protocols and teaching resources for the growing field of cellular signal transduction. Science Immunology publishes basic, translational and clinical research specifically about immunology across all organisms and model systems, including humans. Science Robotics covers new developments in robotics and related fields, with a dual focus on the science of robotics as well as introducing researchers more broadly to how robots can be used to accelerate scientific study. Science Advances represents the next generation of online publishing, with rapid publication of significant, full-length research that is available free to readers.

The Science family of journals is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s oldest and largest general science organization.

Access is possible for every user with a valid library card of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH.

Nouveau: Accès à tous les ouvrages Cairn

Consortium Luxembourg a le plaisir de vous annoncer que vous avez désormais accès à l’offre complète d’ouvrages de Cairn. La collection comprend environ 12 000 titres et couvre entre autres les sciences humaines et sociales ainsi que l’art, le droit et l’économie.  La collection Repères est également incluse.

Découvrez l’accès via a-z.lu.

Découvrez l’accès via la plateforme Cairn.

Vous devez disposer d’une carte de lecteur valable de la Bibliothèque nationale, de l’Université, du LIH ou du LIST pour pouvoir accéder au contenu.

Neu: Zugang zu Lexikon des Mittelalters online

Das Consortium Luxembourg bietet ab jetzt Zugang zum Lexikon des Mittelalters online, der elektronischen Version des 9-bändigen Standardwerks, das von 1977 bis 1999 erschienen ist.

Das Lexikon des Mittelalters deckt alle Bereiche der Mediävistik ab und beinhaltet Einträge zu Philosophie, Theologie, Wissenschafts-, Literatur- und Kunstgeschichte, genauso wie zu Politik, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte und zu Alltagskultur, Lebens-, Wohn- und Arbeitsverhältnissen. Der geographische Rahmen umfasst Europa, den Nahen Osten und Nordafrika. Die Einträge behandeln den Zeitraum von der Spätantike bis etwa 1500.

Zugang über a-z.lu.

Zugang haben alle Benutzerinnen und Benutzer mit einer gültigen Leserkarte der Nationalbibliothek, der Unibibliothek, des LIH und des LIST.