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findit.lu will be retired after 30th September 2020

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As of 30th Sep 2020 findit.lu will be retired. Please go to a-z.lu to perform your search.

findit.lu, the initial platform for accessing electronic subscriptions for members of Consortium Luxembourg will be retired on 30th September 2020. Users must take care to migrate any saved searches, alerts, favourites etc. as findit.lu will become unavailable after 30th September 2020. All functionalities from findit.lu (except Metasearch with QuickSets) are available in a-z.lu, which replaces findit.lu, please see below.

Why are we retiring findit.lu? The software running findit.lu has not been under development for several years (“Metalib” from ExLibris) and may become a potential security risk for us. The software has been running since 2005 and served us well during this time. We have replaced findit.lu with a new generation of software (Primo by ExLibris) at the URL a-z.lu.

a-z.lu, the collective search engine of the bibnet.lu library network, will continue to give access to all electronic subscriptions. The links and content that have been available on findit.lu are exactly the same as in a-z.lu. Access from a-z.lu will continue to work remotely, by logging in with your library card, in the same way as for findit.lu.

a-z.lu helps you searching online content (scientific articles, databases, ejournals, ebooks), your library’s print holdings, but also digitised material from eluxemburgensia.lu as well as records from the University’s repository orbi.lu.
If you would like to search all available electronic content (scientific articles, databases, ejournals, ebooks, orbi.lu), we recommend typing in a keyword and selecting “Bibliothèque numérique” in the popup menu.

If you prefer to limit your results to a specific type of content, please use the other filters on the top and right side.

Alphabetic lists

You will find the alphabetic lists of journals and databases on a-z.lu under “Recherche avancée” on the right side of the search bar. Please choose “Bibliothèque numérique” and the buttons for the alphabetic list of databases and e-journals will be displayed.

Search by category / subject

Under “Recherche avancée” you also have the possibility to search for databases or ejournals by subjects. After having chosen “Bibliothèque numériqe”, you may filter for “domaine de recherche” and choose either databases or ejournals. Below, a new menu with the different categories will popup. Please choose a category and click the search button (magnifying glass). Please remember that subject search is only possible for ejournals and databases.

Favourites

You may also save search results (articles, journals, databases) in your personal favorites.

Simply click on the pin next to the result to save it to “My Favourites”.
Please sign in to ensure that you do not lose your favourites at the end of your session (when you close your browser window)!
By clicking on the result numbers on the left, you may also save several results at once and add labels.

You are able to consult and manage the resources you have saved by clicking on your name at the top right of the screen and choosing “Saved items”.

Save searches and notifications

To save a complete search query, simply click on “Save query” button on the top of your results.

The system will automatically ask you to turn on notifications for this query. To activate e-mail notifications, please click “turn on notification for this query” in the yellow bar and insert your e-mail address.

Note: this option is only available when you have signed in. You are able to consult and manage saved searches and notifications by clicking on your name at the top right of the screen and choosing “Saved items” – “Saved searches”.

User Guides

To learn more, please visit the Help section on our blog or a-z.lu (Help in the top menu).

Did you know? Library Access

As a supplement to a-z.lu you may install the Library Access extension in your browser. It helps you access digital content offered by your digital library, while browsing and searching the internet as you normally do. Whenever you want to access or search the internet for articles, journals, ebooks or databases, the Library Access browser extension checks library availability in the background and will log you in automatically, if available.

More information: https://www.consortium.lu/leanlibrary

If you have any further questions, please send us an email to help@findit.lu.

Fin de service pour le portail findit.lu : effectuez toutes vos recherches sur www.a-z.lu

findit.lu, la plateforme initiale d’accès aux abonnements électroniques pour les utilisateurs de la BnL, ne sera plus en service à partir du 30 septembre 2020. Toutes les fonctionnalités de findit.lu (sauf Metasearch avec QuickSets) sont, d’ores et déjà, accessibles via a-z.lu. La Bibliothèque nationale prie les utilisateurs de findit.lu de migrer leurs recherches, alertes et favoris sauvegardés et d’utiliser dorénavant www.a-z.lu.

La BnL a décidé de renoncer à findit.lu car le logiciel exécutant n’est plus en développement («Metalib» d’ExLibris) et ne correspond pas aux standards de sécurité actuels. findit.lu est remplacé par une nouvelle génération de logiciel dont l’interface d’accès est www.a-z.lu.


a-z.lu est le moteur de recherche collectif du réseau de bibliothèques bibnet.lu et donne accès à tous les abonnements électroniques achetés par la BnL. Les liens et contenus disponibles sur a-z.lu sont identiques à ceux initialement accessibles via findit.lu. a-z.lu vous aide à rechercher des contenus en ligne (articles scientifiques, bases de données, journaux électroniques, livres électroniques), les fonds imprimés de votre bibliothèque bibnet.lu, mais aussi les documents patrimoniaux, numérisés par la BnL ainsi que les documents du répertoire de l’Université orbi.lu.

Recherche

Si vous souhaitez rechercher tous les contenus électroniques (articles scientifiques, bases de données, journaux électroniques, livres électroniques, orbi.lu), nous vous recommandons de saisir un mot-clé et de sélectionner «Bibliothèque numérique» dans le menu.

Si vous préférez limiter les résultats à un type de contenu spécifique, utilisez les filtres sur le côté droit de la page.

Listes alphabétiques

Vous pouvez consulter des listes alphabétiques de tous les ejournals et bases de données disponibles en ligne via www.a-z.lu. Pour utiliser cette fonctionnalité qui se trouve dans le module « Recherche avancée », il suffit de cocher la case « Bibliothèque numérique » et d’opter soit pour les bases de données, soit pour les revues en ligne.

Recherche par catégorie et sujet

Dans le module “Recherche avancée”, vous pouvez aussi rechercher des bases de données et ejournals par sujet. Après avoir coché la case « Bibliothèque numérique », vous filtrez par « domaine de recherche ». Un nouveau menu avec différentes catégories apparaît. Maintenant, vous pouvez choisir une catégorie et lancer la recherche en cliquant sur l’icône de la loupe.
Il est à noter que cette option de recherche n’est disponible que pour les revues en ligne et les bases de données.

Favoris

Vous pouvez également enregistrer les résultats de la recherche (articles, revues, bases de données) dans vos favoris personnels.
Cliquez simplement sur l’épingle à côté du résultat pour l’enregistrer dans «Mes favoris».
Veuillez-vous connecter pour vous assurer de ne pas perdre vos favoris à la fin de votre session (lorsque vous fermez la fenêtre de votre navigateur)!
En cochant les cases numérotées des résultats à gauche, vous pouvez également enregistrer plusieurs notices à la fois et les classifier.

Vous pouvez consulter et gérer les notices sauvegardées dans votre compte lecteur. Pour l’accéder, il suffit de cliquer sur votre nom dans le coin droit de la page web. Les notices sauvegardées se trouvent dans la rubrique « Notices enregistrées ».

Enregistrer les recherches et notifications

Pour enregistrer vos recherches, cliquez sur « Enregistrer recherche » en haut de votre liste de résultats.

Le logiciel vous proposera automatiquement d’activer les notifications pour cette recherche. Pour activer les notifications par courriel, il suffit de cliquer « activer les notifications pour cette requête ».

Note: vous devez être authentifié avant de pouvoir utiliser cette option.

Aide en ligne

Pour en savoir plus, nous vous conseillons de consulter la rubrique « Aide » et/ou celle du portail a-z.lu.

Library Access – un outil performant et utile

Library Access est une extension de navigateur qui vous donne accès aux contenus numériques offerts par votre bibliothèque, pendant que vous naviguez et effectuez des recherches sur le web. L’extension fonctionne en coulisse pour intégrer votre bibliothèque de manière transparente à votre expérience de navigation.
En suivant le lien www.leanlibrary.com/download, vous pouvez télécharger l’extension et l’installer dans votre navigateur en sélectionnant votre établissement (Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg, Université du Luxembourg, LIST.lu ou LIH.lu).
Plus d’infos : https://www.consortium.lu/leanlibrary

En cas de questions, vous pouvez envoyer un courriel à help@findit.lu.

Server updates a-z.lu 20/07/2020

Due to server updates on Monday, 20 July between 7.00 and 10.00h access to a-z.lu, 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.

Accéder Lexis360

Si vous avez toujours des problèmes n’hésitez pas à nous envoyer un mail à help@findit.lu.

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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.

Consortium Luxembourg

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.

https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/Modul/52010/Inhalt/Bank–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.

https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/Modul/29065/inhalt

Zeitschrift für das Gesamte Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht (ZHR):  https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2FZHR%2Fcont%2FZHR%2Ehtm (inkl. Archiven ab 1996)

Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Bankrecht – Wertpapiermitteilungen, Teil IV (WM): https://beck-online-beck-de.proxy.bnl.lu/?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2FWM%2Fcont%2FWM%2Ehtm (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 https://bnl.public.lu/fr/actualites/articles-actualites/2020/prevention-COVID-19-service-public.html

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 askalibrarian@uni.lu 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.

https://rme-rilm-org.proxy.bnl.lu/

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.
https://search-proquest-com.proxy.bnl.lu/coronavirus/fromDatabasesLayer?accountid=26466

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.

Source: https://icolc.net/statement/statement-global-covid-19-pandemic-and-its-impact-library-services-and-resources

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 http://www.icolc.net.