Maintenance

Downtime a-z.lu, Monday 25th July, 8-12h

UPDATE

Due to infrastructure updates both a-z.lu and findit.lu won’t be available Monday, 25th July 2016 between 8.00 and 12.00 h.

Access to licensed electronic resources is not possible during that time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Inspec has been cancelled

The Consortium Luxembourg has made the decision to cancel Inspec due to significantly low use and budget constraints.  Inspec is no longer be available since 1st February 2016.

Inspec is a bibliographic database that is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and provides abstracts and indexing to scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.

Although we avoid cancelling resources whenever possible, we must make this decision on occasion. In times where bibliographic references can also be found in search engines like GoogleScholar or even a-z.lu (Digital Library – Scholarly articles) we would like to set our focus on financing full text databases like, for this discipline, PROLA (American Physical Society) or IEEE Xplore.

If you have any comments on this, please send an e-mail to help@findit.lu.

Systems maintenance: Monday 2.11. 10-11h

Update: Systems are running again. If you experience problems please let us know : help@findit.lu

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The authentication infrastructure requires maintenance.

Therefore it is not possible to login to your account (at a-z.lu and findit.lu) and no licensed content is accessible on Monday 2.11. between 10 and 11 o’clock.

If you experience problems after 11 o’clock, please let us know : help@findit.lu

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

Why are we ceasing support of IE8?
We are following Microsoft’s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft’s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.

By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:

  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities