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Server updates 20/07/2020

Due to server updates on Monday, 20 July between 7.00 and 10.00h access to, licensed electronic resources and your user account won’t be possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

New: The Literary Encyclopedia

Consortium Luxembourg is happy to announce that we’re now subscribing to “The Literary Encyclopedia”.

The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters, which provide a finer understanding of the social contexts in which this writing was produced.

The Literary Encyclopedia seeks to cover all of world literature and endeavor to commission and publish articles on the widest variety of quality writing that has been produced around the world. The encyclopedia is covering English, American, German, Russian, Italian, French and Classical literatures, as well as substantial and increasing coverage of Hispanic, Japanese, Canadian, East European and various postcolonial literatures. So far 8721 completed articles have been published.

The Literary Encyclopedia currently publishes the following kinds of content:

  • About People
    • Biographical profiles
    • Lifelines – day-by-day chronologies of an author’s life
  • About Works
    • Profiles – descriptive-critical analyses
    • Primary bibliography of all major works by all writers listed (List of works)
  • About Literary Context
    • Essays on genres, concepts, movements, theories; comparative and reception essays
    • Short notes on genres, concepts, issues
  • About Political and Cultural Context
    • Essays on important historical events, movements and issues
    • Short notes on important events, movements and issues
  • Secondary Bibliography
    • Annotated or unannotated recommended critical reading for any of the above (recommended readings)

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

Testzugang Beck “Strafrecht Optimum”

Ab sofort bietet das Consortium Luxembourg einen Testzugang zum Beck Online Modul “Strafrecht Optimum” an.

Strafrecht Optimum bietet rechtsübergreifendes Fachwissen für alle, die alles im Blick behalten und optimal beraten sein wollen. Die ausgewählten Inhalte zum Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, zum Wirtschaftsrecht sowie steuer- und bilanzrechtliche Titel unterstützen Sie bei der fachübergreifenden Recherche in Wirtschafts- und Steuerstrafsachen.

Als Highlight bietet das Modul unter anderem Zugriff auf:

  • Schwark/​Zimmer, Kapitalmarktrechts-Kommentar
  • Joecks/​Jäger/​Randt, Steuerstrafrecht
  • Kommentare und Handbücher zum StGB: u.a. BeckOK StGB, v. Heintschel-Heinegg und Schönke/​Schröder, Strafgesetzbuch
  • Kommentare zur StPO: u.a. BeckOK StPO mit RiStBV und MiStra, Graf und Münchener Kommentar zur StPO
  • Karlsruher Kommentar zum OwiG

Klicken Sie hier, um Beck Online “Strafrecht Optimum” zu testen.

Der Testzugang besteht bis 30.07.2020 für Nutzerinnen und Nutzer mit einer gültigen Bibliothekskarte der Nationalbibliothek, der Universität, des LIH und des LIST.

Trial CINAHL Complete

Consortium Luxembourg is pleased to announce that we are now offering a trial access to CINAHL Complete until 30 September 2020.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provided by Ebsco is a research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete, users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more.

CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more. CINAHL Subject Headings help users effectively search and retrieve information and follows the structure of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used by the National Library of Medicine.

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

Direct link to CINAHL Complete

Pas d’accès à Lexis360

Mise à jour 17/06/20: Le problème d’accès est résolu et la plateforme Lexis360 fonctionne comme d’habitude.

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La plateforme Lexis360 est temporairement inaccessible. Nous sommes en train de résoudre le problème d’accès avec l’éditeur.

Nous nous excusons pour le désagrément.

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Access United Nations books and resources on COVID-19

During this global pandemic, be sure to get your facts from reliable sources. UN iLibrary offers the latest reports and policy briefs on COVID-19, bringing together analysis from across the UN system which provides concrete ideas for how to address the consequences and even seize opportunities in the midst of the crisis.

Some examples of available working papers:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Women
This policy brief focuses on the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the issues affecting women such as economic impacts, health, unpaid care work, gender-based violence – exploring how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlining suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts.

Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19
This report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic; and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a call to focus on people – women, youth, small and medium enterprises, and on vulnerable groups already at risk.

Browse here the complete collection on COVID-19

Neue Module Beck Online

Wir haben unser Beck Online-Abonnement erweitert! Zusätzlich zum Basis-Modul stehen nun allen Nutzern des Consortiums folgende Inhalte zur Verfügung:

Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht Premium

Das Online-Modul zum gesamten Bankrecht, zu KWG, Börsenrecht, Wertpapierrecht … uvm. – aktuell, rechtssicher und komfortabel. Zusätzlich bietet es Zugriff auf weitere renommierte Nachschlagewerke wie etwa: Langenbucher/Bliesener/Spindler, Bankrechtskommentar, Emde/Dornseifer/Dreibus/Hölscher, InVG sowie Dornseifer/Jesch/Klebeck/Tollmann, AIFM Richtlinie, Fuchs, WpHG, und Weitnauer/Boxberger/Anders, KAGB.–und-Kapitalmarktrecht-PREMIUM

Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht Premium

Das Fachmodul enthält Kommentare (z. B. Baumbach/Hueck, GmbHG), Handbücher (zur Limited), Entscheidungen, Aufsätze, Gesetze und Fach-News zum deutschen und europäischen Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht. Zusätzlich stehen zum Beispiel die Münchener Kommentare zum HGB und zum AktG und die neue Zeitschrift GWR Online zur Verfügung.

Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht (ZHR): (inkl. Archiven ab 1996)

Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht – Wertpapiermitteilungen, Teil IV (WM): (wöchentlich aktuell mit Archivbestand ab 2000)

Auch weiterhin stehen alle Inhalte von Beck Online per Fernzugriff bereit. Sie müssen sich nur mit Ihrer Bibliothekskarte der Universität oder Nationalbibliothek einloggen.

Temporary access to additional electronic resources

The current global COVID-19 pandemic affects the worldwide information community and therefore several publishers are offering temporary access to additional electronic resources.

In addition to all content that we’re already subscribing to, here’s the list of resources that are now accessible with a library card of the National Library, University Library, LIST or LIH. The list will be updated regularly.

How to obtain a library card
BnL: please check

University: If you are a university student or staff member and do not have a library account yet, please request access by sending an email to from your University email account.

RILM Music Encyclopedias

RILM Music Encyclopedias is a continually expanding curated full-text collection that currently comprises 57 titles published from 1775 to the present. Its content spans various fields and subject areas of historical musicology, ethnomusicology and theory, with focus on topics ranging from popular music, opera, instruments, blues and gospel, to recorded music and women composers.

Trial access until 31 May 2020.

Remote access to British Periodicals

British Periodicals is temporarily accessible remotely. Usually, this database is only accessible within the University of Luxembourg.

British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Remote access will last until 20 June 2020.

Coronavirus Research Database

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.

Remote access for law databases

You may now access the following databases from home and don’t need to be logged in to the library network. Please note remote access will only be available as long as the National Library and University library (LLC) are closed!

Librarians all over the world are collecting information about the different initiatives from scientific publishers. You may find the overview here

ICOLC Statement on the Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Library Services and Resources

This statement, written on behalf of the many library consortia across the world that participate in ICOLC (International Coalition of Library Consortia), and the individual libraries these consortia represent, has two purposes. It is intended to help publishers and other content providers from whom we license electronic information resources and purchase printed content (hereafter simply referred to as publishers) understand better how the current global COVID-19 pandemic affects the worldwide information community. Its second purpose is to suggest a range of approaches that we believe are in the mutual best interest of libraries and the providers of information services.

The ICOLC participating consortia consider the current crisis of such significance that we cannot simply assume that libraries and publishers share a common perspective about the magnitude of the crisis and the best approaches to cope with it. ICOLC members have been exchanging perspectives about how the global COVID-19 pandemic will impact consortia and their member libraries.

At this time according to UNESCO, partial or complete university and school closures in 49 countries have canceled or suspended classes for 391 million students.

Many college and university students will be completing the current academic term in an entirely on-line format, so the campus communities can practice social distancing as recommended by the World Health Organization and many other national and global health agencies.

We ask that Publishers immediately consider:

  1. Making any relevant content and data sets about COVID-19, Coronaviruses (regardless of species affected), vaccines, antiviral drugs, etc. currently behind subscription-only paywalls Open Access immediately to facilitate research, guide community public health response, and accelerate the discovery of treatment options.
  2. Removing and waiving all simultaneous user limits to an institution’s licensed digital content during this period when universities are going all online in order to allow research, discovery, and learning to proceed.
  3. Lifting existing contractual ILL restrictions or photocopying limits temporarily so that libraries may assist our students to complete their term.
  4. Allowing the maximum extent of copyright limitations, exception and fair use, even if contractually restricted, to enable institutions to continue their vital teaching missions as campuses transition to an online, remote format.

We ask that publishers begin planning to:

  1. Allow flexible renewal periods and lengthened payment due dates as we do not know the future impacts on health or business operations for either consortium staff who facilitate the renewal, or for the librarians at our member institutions. If the regular renewal cycle is disrupted, we ask that publishers keep access on for our member libraries, even though the consortium’s or institution’s current agreement may have expired.
  2. Delay or minimize any planned price increases until the upheaval and disruption that we are seeing in our user communities, public health systems, and stock markets all over the world calms. The financial impacts on institutions of higher education and the global economy are as yet unknown, and price increases will add even more pressure to already-stressed universities and municipalities. In stable times, standardized pricing and terms may work relatively well. But today, libraries will be under heavy pressure to divert financial resources to other areas of immediate concern within the institution or local government.
  3. Develop plans to temporarily lift paywalls or develop alternative methods of authentication to allow access to subscribed content if traditional campus authentication mechanisms (VPNs, proxy servers) are overloaded under the increased traffic.
  4. Lift campus-only restrictions, so that teaching activities can continue online and remotely, despite University closures.

We encourage publishers to work together with consortia and libraries for the benefit of all communities. Library consortia are uniquely positioned to be the most effective and efficient means to preserve the customer base for publishers and create solutions that provide the greatest good for the greatest number.

It is in the best interest of both publishers and consortia to seek creative solutions that allows critical access to publisher content for the research and public health communities.

In combination, we suggest these approaches as a way to advance the conversations among libraries, consortia, and publishers, who all hope to provide as much information as possible to the users who need it. We believe our recommendations provide a solid foundation for the information community, including the publishers of scholarly information, to go forward together in these difficult times.

We want to express appreciation to the information services community for steps they are taking to address the global crisis.


Contact Persons:

ICOLC Coordinating Committee Members:

  • Rick Burke, Chair (2018-2021), Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium | SCELC | USA
  • Anita Cocchia (2019-2022), British Columbia Electronic Library Network | BC ELN | Canada
  • Teri Gallaway (2018-2021), The Louisiana Library Network | LOUIS | USA
  • Lucy Harrison (2019-2022), GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online | GALILEO | USA
  • George Machovec (2017-2020), Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries | Colorado Alliance | USA
  • Sandrine Malotaux (2018-2020), Consortium unifié des établissements universitaires et de recherche pour l’accès aux publications numériques | Couperin | France
  • Patrick Peiffer (2020-2022), Consortium Luxembourg | Luxembourg
  • Pim Slot (2020-2022), SURFmarket | UKB | The Netherlands
  • Glenn Truran, South African National Library and Information Consortium | SANLiC | South Africa
  • Celeste Feather, ex officio for administration, LYRASIS | USA

About ICOLC:

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. The member consortia serve all types and sizes of libraries. ICOLC has been in existence since 1996.

ICOLC supports participating consortia by facilitating discussion on issues of common interest. Twice per year ICOLC conducts meetings dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about new electronic information resources, pricing practices of electronic information providers and vendors, and other issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia. From time to time ICOLC also issues statements regarding topics which affect libraries and library consortia.

More information about ICOLC can be found at

Tageblatt and Quotidien not available anymore via Pressreader

Please note that Tageblatt and Quotidien are not available anymore via Pressreader. The publisher Editpress cancelled their contract with Pressreader.

The National Library is working on an alternative to offer online access to Luxembourgish press in the near future.


Veuillez noter que Tageblatt et Quotidien ne sont plus accessibles sur la plateforme Pressreader. L’éditeur Editpress a résilié le contrat avec Pressreader.

La Bibliothèque nationale travaille sur une alternative pour offrir un accès en ligne à la presse luxembourgeoise dans un avenir proche.


Online journals and newspapers accessible with your library card

Pressreader: Access over 6,000+ newspapers and magazines from around the world, in 60+ languages

Europresse c’est près de 14 000 sources d’information, plus de 500 millions de documents d’archives disponibles dans tous les domaines, sur les 5 continents et dans 25 langues, près de 4.5 millions d’études et rapports, plus de 160 000 fiches biographiques.

RetroNews: la plateforme de référence de la presse numérisée de la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) proposant 15 millions d’articles des principaux titres de la presse d’information générale sur 3 siècles (1631-1945), en presse politique, satirique, régionale, littéraire.

eLuxemburgensia: le patrimoine imprimé luxembourgeois (e.a. périodiques, livres, affiches, cartes postales) numérisé par BnL.