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, 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 à la fin du nom de domaine

Exemples :

L’accès au site Nature devient au lieu de

L’accès à un journal particulier du site Springer devient au lieu de

  • Utiliser le moteur de recherche unifié, 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 ».


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


Si vous avez des questions ou des problèmes de connexion, n’hésitez pas de nous envoyer un mail à

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 at the end of the main domain


The access to the Nature platform please use instead of

To access to a specific journal from SpringerLink please use instead of

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


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


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


Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have connection problems or additional questions at

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 oder auf Munzinger Online gehen und am unteren Ende der Seite die mobile Version auswählen. Natürlich können Sie auch direkt auf 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:

Ein Video-Tutorial zur Benutzung der mobilen Seite finden Sie hier:


Training session on Oxford University Press Journals – 23.09.13

All users of 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)

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

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

For any further questions, please send an e-mail to

New tutorials online!

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

Since evolved a lot during last year, we decided to revise these guides. Now we are proud to announce our new new tutorials for using! 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 you will find out how to get your free library card and access to

In the Basics menu ( you can explore the basic services 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, please visit the Advanced menu ( 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 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


Update of Web of Knowledge federated search / search alerts

There was a recent update on searching within Web of Knowledge via 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 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:

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 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 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

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 either by searching for it or by using the A-Z List, you will be redirected to the main page of Editions Législatives (

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.

OECD iLibrary Youtube channel launched

The OECD iLibrary has launched a YouTube channel with several thematic videos, highlighting key reports from each OECD iLibrary theme. Below is a short video on the “Employment” theme:

The whole playlist contains seven videos on different themes.

The OECD iLibrary is groundbreaking in its inclusion of interactive statistics modules and data downloads straight from its reports, in various formats. Please check their english quick guide (pdf) or have a look at all the available user guides, including many different languages.

The OECD iLibrary is available via Consortium Luxembourg’s portal. It is one of 38 databases available under the letter “O” in the databases list.

Connect directly via this link: OECD iLibrary. (Valid library card from the National library or University of Luxembourg required, more info under Help)


Focus on … History

Need some insight into World War I or II? Want to find out what happened in 1812? Why not try these electronic resources available on


National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile

The database National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933–1945 starts the series of 20th century German history online. The database provides fundamental primary sources on the following topics:

  • National Socialist state and policy, ideology and propaganda
  • National Socialist justice and legislation
  • History of the NSDAP
  • Holocaust
  • Resistance and persecution in the “Third Reich”
  • Annihilation and expulsion
  • Deportation and exile

This database represents the first online research centre for extensive academic studies of the “Third Reich” with unique collections of primary sources including:

  • Administration files and correspondence from the highest authorities of the “Third Reich”, especially from the party chancellery of the NSDAP
  • Situation and status reports of the secret state police authorities from the Reich and the annexed and occupied territories
  • Indictments and judgements from NS courts at which thousands of cases of high treason against the opponents of the regime were heard
  • Adolf Hitler’s speeches, writings and orders from 1925 to 1945
  • Joseph Goebbels’ diaries from 1923 to 1945
  • Expatriation and deportation lists

This database can be searched in both English and German.

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more.

This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 3,100 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. History and social science researchers have used Historical Abstracts to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years.

Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe

Based in Luxembourg, the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) is an interdisciplinary research and documentation centre dedicated to the European integration process.

Its mission is to create, share and valorise knowledge in an innovative digital environment.  As such, the CVCE’s digital collections contain a wide range of previously unpublished documents, oral accounts, contemporary film footage, analytical material and scholarly articles that document the European integration process.

America: History & Life

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.

America: History and Life also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

In cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, EBSCO Publishing created European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. The database contains more than 32,000 records, and covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

The authoritative bibliography is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide, and a valuable index for libraries, researchers and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. It was co-developed by John Alden and the Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library, Dennis Landis. The John Carter Brown Library, founded in 1846, is a foremost repository of rare books and materials and is a centre for advanced research in history and the humanities.

Credo Reference History

Credo Reference provides authoritative content that covers every major subject – from art to medicine, psychology to history, and technology to literature. The award-winning titles in Credo Reference are from over eighty of the world’s leading academic publishers. Proposed content undergoes a highly-selective process before being chosen for the Credo platform and is selected from a range of reference types – including general and subject encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographies, bibliographies, chronologies, handbooks, atlases, and more. Credo’s collections are continuously updated to reflect the most relevant, up-to-date content.

Credo Reference’s technology enhances the content by adding millions of cross-reference links – related entries – that cut across topics, titles and publishers to deliver accurate, contextual results from across the entire collection. The Concept Map, a data visualization tool, is ideal for visual learners for brainstorming and the discovery of related content.

Some of the titles provided in Credo Reference’s History Collection are:

  • The 9/11 Encyclopaedia
  • Chambers Dictionary of World History
  • Dictionary of British History
  • A Guide to the Ancient World
  • Who Was Who at Waterloo: A Biography of the Battle


This has just been a sampling of the principal resources available in History.  Click here for access to the full list of resources.



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Focus on … Economy

Looking to get started on research in the economy domain but don’t know where to begin?  Why not try these electronic resources available on

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online offers a liberal and scholarly overview of the whole sphere of economic thought.  It is a dynamic resource tailored for researchers in economics.  The dictionary also offers non-economists the opportunity to find more information on issues that impact on them or to enhance their knowledge of a particular subject area from an economic perspective. Historians, for example, will find the biographies of key figures particularly interesting, and people in the field of international relations will find the economic look at terrorism, world trade and foreign aid an excellent addition to current literature.

The dictionary is a dynamic resource which:

    • offers excellent search and browse facilities, both full text and advanced;
    • contains hyper-linked cross-references within articles, making it an indispensable tool for researchers and students;
    • features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites, sources of further information and bibliographical citations;
    • enables users to bookmark searches and articles, along with their own notes, in My Dictionary, or add links to articles on social bookmarking sites;

To find out more about what the dictionary has to offer, view the demo or give it a try.


As the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature, EconLit —the American Economic Association’s electronic database—adheres to the high-quality standards long recognized by subscribers to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), and is a reliable source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. It provides links to articles in all fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labour economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more.

EconLit indexes six types of records: journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers, and full-text book reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature. These sources bring the total records available on the database to more than one million.

OECD iLibrary

As one of the most comprehensive online resources on the world economy, society, education and environment, OECD iLibrary is a powerful tool for people working at academic institutions, in the private sector and at governmental or non-governmental organisations.

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD, The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, The International Energy Agency (IEA), The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), The OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and The International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 – over 1 200 journal issues, 3 300 working papers, 2 900 multi-lingual summaries, 7 700 e-book titles, 16 000 tables and graphs, 25 000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.

Emerald Management Plus

Emerald Management Plus offers a growing collection of high quality, peer reviewed articles from over 230 online business and management journals, spanning 24 subject areas. New titles in the field of management are automatically available as soon as they are published.

In the Economics arena, Emerald Management Plus provides full-text access to the following journals:

Agricultural Finance Review

  • China Agricultural Economic Review
  • Humanomics
  • Indian Growth and Development Review
  • International Journal of Development Issues
  • International Journal of Manpower
  • International Journal of Social Economics
  • Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies
  • Journal of Economic Studies
  • Journal of Financial Economic Policy


This has just been a sampling of the principal resources available in Economy.  Click here for access to the full list of resources including Bankscope, Factiva and IBFD.



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