How-To

Update on access to digital library

We are busy enabling remote access for all products that were limited to in-house access, so that you can continue working now that all libraries have closed. Publishers are extremely helpful but this will take another few days. If you urgently need access to a product, please get in touch via help@findit.lu.

Update: If you are a registered user of the National Library, University of Luxembourg, LIST or LIH you may now access the following databases from home and don’t need to be physically at the library. Please note remote access will only be available as long as the National Library and University library (LLC) are closed!

More content updates: https://www.consortium.lu/?p=8082

Any support questions can be sent as usual to help@findit.lu.

All our products can be found via the National Library’s main search engine a-z.lu. There is online help available at the top of the page in English, French and German. To limit your search to digital material, select “Digital Library” and then refine further in the second drop down:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help with downloading and reading eBooks is available on the ebooks.lu site, again in English, French and German.

Finally, we strongly recommend that you install our Library Access Browser extension. It automatically redirects you to licensed content from the library, while you normally browse the internet. With over 700.000 eBooks and 80.000 eJournals and almost 400 databases and reference platforms, this may happen more often than you think. The Library Access Browser extension saves you time, as you do not need to search manually in a-z.lu.

Again, if you need help, do not hesitate to get in touch via help@findit.lu!

 

More information about services of the National Library during the next time: https://bnl.public.lu/fr/actualites/communiques/2020/mars2020/covid19_ressourcesenligne.html

Bluefire Reader app for ebooks retired

Veuillez prendre note que l’application BlueFire Reader pour lire des livres numériques a été retirée définitivement du Google Play Store et sera retirée de l’Apple app store mi-août.
Comme alternative nous vous proposons d’utiliser l’application « Adobe Digital Editions » pour Android ou iOS que vous trouverez dans le Google Play Store ou l’Apple Store.

Si vous utilisez BlueFirer Reader à présent il se peut que le téléchargement de nouveaux livres ne soit plus possible. Dans ce cas-là vous recevriez un message d’erreur.

Pour plus d’informations rendez-vous sur ebooks.lu/guide.
Si vous avez des questions à nous poser contactez-nous par courriel help@findit.lu

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Please note that the app BlueFire Reader to read ebooks has been retired from the Google Play Store and will be retired mid of August from the Apple Store.
As an alternative, we suggest to download the app “Adobe Digital Editions” for Android or iOS from Google Play Store or Apple Store.

If you are still using BlueFire Reader it might be that you can no longer download new books. You will get an error message in this case.

Please have a look at ebooks.lu/guide for more information.
If you have any question feel free to send an email to help@findit.lu.

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Bitte beachten Sie, dass die App BlufireReader nicht mehr unterstützt wird. Sie ist nicht mehr im Google Play Store verfügbar und wird voraussichtlich ab Mitte August auch aus dem Apple Store herausgenommen.
Als Alternative können Sie den Ebook-Reader „Adobe Digital Editions“ für Android oder iOS im Google Play Store oder Apple Store herunterladen.

Falls Sie gegenwärtig noch BlueFire Reader benutzen, kann es sein, dass der Download neuer Bücher nicht mehr möglich ist. In diesem Fall erhalten Sie eine Fehlermeldung.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf ebooks.lu/guide.

Wenn Sie noch weitere Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an help@findit.lu

They’ve Sharedit! Springer Nature’s content sharing initiative

sharedit v1Springer Nature is delighted to announce that it has rolled out its free content sharing initiative, SharedIt, across its entire owned portfolio of over 1,300 journals and an additional 1,000+ co-owned and partner-owned journals. This allows researchers and authors to easily and legally share links to free-to-read versions of research articles anywhere, including social media platforms, repositories and personal websites.

How do I use it?

On the webpage of every article you’ll see a ‘Share’ or ‘ Share article’ option. If you click on this, for every article you have subscription access to , you’ll be provided with a SharedIt link, which you can copy and provide to other interested parties or post anywhere, including via social networks such as Twitter or on scholarly collaborative networks such as ResearchGate or Academia.edu, for non – commercial, personal purposes.

Are there any limits to how much can be shared?

Reasonable sharing is encouraged for non – commercial, personal use.

What is the benefit of using SharedIt?

SharedIt allows you to share research articles you or your institution have subscribed to in a legitimate way, facilitating discussions and collaborations with other researchers who may not have a subscription. SharedIt links will take readers to the most up to date, online version of the article. SharedIt also allows us to better understand how research is being used, as usage can be tracked, unlike when a PDF is downloaded and shared. Springer Nature is committed to making information about usage available on a regular basis.

A summary of the results of the first 12 – month trial of the content sharing initiative can be found here .

Access to

SpringerLink Journals and Ebooks

Nature Journals Collection

Suppression d’adresses IP locales / Deletion of local IP addresses

Version française:

Important : A partir du 10 Janvier l’accès aux ressources électroniques sous licencie sera uniquement possible via le serveur proxy.

Cela signifie que les adresses IP locales de l’Université, LIST et LIH ne donneront plus d’accès direct aux ressources numériques.

Pourquoi ? Cette mise à jour des accès améliorera la collecte de statistiques d’usage.

Pour continuer à utiliser vos bases de données sans interruption, nous vous proposons deux solutions :

  • Modifier vos bookmarks manuellement en ajoutant l’extension .proxy.bnl.lu à la fin du nom de domaine

Exemples :

L’accès au site Nature devient http://www.nature.com.proxy.bnl.lu/ au lieu de http://www.nature.com/

L’accès à un journal particulier du site Springer devient http://link.springer.com.proxy.bnl.lu/journal/10958 au lieu de http://link.springer.com/journal/10958

  • Utiliser le moteur de recherche unifié a-z.lu, cliquer sur l’onglet Bibliothèque numérique et introduire le nom de la base de données, journal ou ebook concernés.

Exemple :

Pour accéder à la base de données Wiley, veuillez utiliser le lien « Obtenir en ligne ».

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Pour modifier votre bookmark, cliquez sur le Permalien dans l’onglet « Détails » .

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Si vous avez des questions ou des problèmes de connexion, n’hésitez pas de nous envoyer un mail à help@findit.lu.

Merci pour votre compréhension.

English version

Important: From 10th January on, access to licensed electronic resources will be only possible via the proxy server.

This means that you will not have access anymore to those digital resources through the local IP addresses of the University, LIST and LIH.

Why? We had to update the registered IP addresses for each database for improving the collection of usage statistics of the electronic resources licensed by the Consortium.

To continue using your databases without interruption or to update your bookmarks, we propose two simple actions:

  • Modify your bookmarks manually by adding the extension .proxy.bnl.lu at the end of the main domain

Examples:

The access to the Nature platform please use http://www.nature.com.proxy.bnl.lu/ instead of http://www.nature.com/.

To access to a specific journal from SpringerLink please use http://link.springer.com.proxy.bnl.lu/journal/10958 instead of http://link.springer.com/journal/10958.

  • Use the a-z.lu search engine, click on the Digital Library tab and enter the name of the database, journal or ebook you would like to access.

Example:

To access the Wiley Online library, click on “Get this online” in the result.

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To modify your bookmark, click on the “Details”, then “Permalink” and copy/paste the link to your bookmarks.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have connection problems or additional questions at help@findit.lu

Thank for your understanding.

 

Mobile Version von Munzinger Online

iphone_munzingerAb sofort ist die mobile Version von Munzinger Online verfügbar – für alle, die mit Smartphone oder Tablet schnell und komfortabel auf Munzinger Online zugreifen möchten.

Und so funktioniert’s: Einfach mit dem mobilen Gerät via findit.lu oder a-z.lu auf Munzinger Online gehen und am unteren Ende der Seite die mobile Version auswählen. Natürlich können Sie auch direkt auf m.munzinger.de.proxy.bnl.lu gehen und unterwegs auf die abonnierten Datenbanken zugreifen. Ein Download oder eine App-Installation sind nicht notwendig.

Am besten Sie probieren es selbst gleich aus: m.munzinger.de.proxy.bnl.lu

Ein Video-Tutorial zur Benutzung der mobilen Seite finden Sie hier: http://www.munzinger.de/search/video/munzinger_mobile.jsp

 

Training session on Oxford University Press Journals – 23.09.13

All users of findit.lu are invited to attend a training session for Oxford University Press Journals.

Mark Turner, the online products training manager for Oxford University Press will be presenting Oxford Journals on Monday 23rd September from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Bibliothèque nationale – Annexe Kirchberg; 31, blvd Adenauer; L-1115 Luxembourg.

Content of the training:

  • Navigation & content of the Journals site
  • Alerting preferences & Personal Archive
  • OUP Open Access policy
  • Onward navigation to other OUP resources via Oxford Index

Link to OUP (valid login required) www.findit.lu/V/?func=native-link&resource=BNL03129

Please add your name to this Doodle if you wish to attend. Max participants: 30

http://doodle.com/bkfu3v8xa8zt8t4b

If there should be more than 30 participants, we will arrange another training session.

For any further questions, please send an e-mail to help@findit.lu.

New tutorials online!

Frequent users of findit.lu and our blog may know our How to guides-series / Guides d’utilisation.

Since findit.lu evolved a lot during last year, we decided to revise these guides. Now we are proud to announce our new new tutorials for using findit.lu! We updated all the old How-to-guides and added new ones.

We changed the structure of our tutorials. As you can see in our blog’s navigation the old How-to-Guides tab disappeared, but the Help menu has 3 new sub-menus:

Get started, Basics and Advanced.

 

 

Under blog.findit.lu/start you will find out how to get your free library card and access to findit.lu.

In the Basics menu (blog.findit.lu/basics) you can explore the basic services findit.lu has to offer: Our episodes start with practical information: from how to search up to finding databases, journals or e-books,  information on Interlibrary Loan and much more.

If you want to get the most out of searching with findit.lu, please visit the Advanced menu (blog.findit.lu/advanced). You will find several episodes about creating personal lists and saving searches which will make it easier to stay up-to-date and make your searches easier and more efficient.

All episodes are available in English and French. A German version will follow.

You can either read one episode after another, but since they are all linked to each other you can also simply explore them by topic.

Clicking on the help tab or going to blog.findit.lu/help itself will give you an overview of all episodes.

If you need further assistance such as lost passwords etc., please check our new FAQ tab or go to blog.findit.lu/faq.

 

Update of Web of Knowledge federated search / search alerts

There was a recent update on searching within Web of Knowledge via findit.lu. Existing search alerts including the database “Web of Knowledge” have to be updated.

Before explaining how to update we will give you a small theoretical instruction:

Web of Knowledge in general is the name of the comprehensive research platform.
It consists of several databases containing different kind of information. Via findit.lu you have access to the three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index) as well as to the two conference proceedings citation indexes (Conference Proceedings Citation Index Science and Social Sciences & Humanities).
Details can be found here: http://images.webofknowledge.com/WOK46/help/WOK/h_database.html

If you searched Web of Knowledge using findit’s search engine in the past, you always searched through all databases Web of Knowledge consists of at once.

Thomson Reuter’s technical update doesn’t provide a search of Web of Knowledge on the whole via findit.lu anymore.

There are two ways to deal with this update:

  1.  Choose one of the mentioned citation or conference proceedings databases to perform a search. Disadvantage: You are only searching one of the databases at once.
  2.  For advanced users who still want to search all databases with one search request we suggest to create a Quick Set with all sub-databases and / or use the MetaSearch.

Within the Web of Knowledge interface you can still perform a search above all databases at once.

You will find the “new” sub-databases by searching for “web of knowledge” in the “Find Database”-menu.

Search results for sub-databases of Web of Knowledge

Users holding search alerts which are searching Web of Knowledge are requested to delete the existing search alert and to add one or several new search alerts using the different sub-databases.

This is how to approach:

Connect to findit.lu and choose My Space < History by clicking the x – sign next to the search alert which includes Web of Knowledge. Your old alert is now deleted.

Old search alert at findit.luPerform a new search by searching for the new sub-databases and click the magnifying glass icon next to one of the desired databases. Once you have a list of results from your search, you can create your new search alert.

Need help, creating a search alert? – See our How-to Series, Episode 9.

If you want to search more than one of the mentioned databases, please create a QuickSet (How-to Series, Episode 7) and use MetaSearch to create your search alert.

Need any further assistance? Contact us at help@findit.lu.

Update: How to log in at Editions Législatives

When accessing “Code permanent environnement et nuisances” or “Code permanent social” of Editions Législatives you have to create a personal account.

Let’s have a quick look how to proceed:

After choosing one of the mentioned databases on findit.lu either by searching for it or by using the A-Z List, you will be redirected to the main page of Editions Législatives (http://www.editions-legislatives.fr.proxy.bnl.lu/).

Click on “M’identifier” in the right corner.

Login of Editions Législatives

If you enter the system for the first time, you have to create a personal account. This account contains of a user name which you can choose on your own. A password is not necessary. For the registration you also have to indicate your name and e-mail address.

Registration Form New User

 

It is however important to remember your username, otherwise, you will not be able to access saved jobs.

Why create an account?
Creating a user name is required to access your digital documents.
It allows you to create your workspace and thereby regain your preferences, files, notes, personal research in your documentation, and set your newsletter.

After clicking “Valider” you are logged into the system and gain access to all of the content.

If you already have created a user name you will only have to enter it when accessing Editions Législatives.