Maintenance

Downtime a-z.lu and findit.lu, Monday 10th April, 7-12h

Update: The updates are down and systems are running again.

If you experience any problems, please send a mail to help@findit.lu.

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Due to software updates a-z.lu and findit.lu won’t be available Monday,10th April 2017 between 7.00 and 12.00 h.

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

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Update current access problems: Nature journals and searching articles in a-z.lu

UPDATE 16/03/17: Access to Nature journals is now working again.

UPDATE 14/03/17: Access to Nature journals is now restored for all issues published from 2012 until 2017. Access to older articles will be back again later today or tomorrow. If you need a specific article, please send a mail to help@findit.lu and we will try to get it for you.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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UPDATE: Searching for articles in a-z.lu is working again. We are still waiting for solving the issue with Nature publications.

No access to Nature journals

As you may know, all findit.lu users have access to nearly all Nature publications: http://www.nature.com.proxy.bnl.lu/siteindex/index.html

Accidentally, our access to  was cut off. Due to technical problems we don’t have access to full texts from Nature journals at the moment. Everything is prepared for our access to be reactivated, but it may take until next week (8 or 9 march) until access will work correctly again.

Finding articles in a-z.lu

Due to another technical problem, searching for articles is currently not possible in a-z.lu. Please use findit.lu or Google Scholar instead to find articles.

Check our guide to see how to enable the findit.lu button in Google Scholar: Enable your browser to show “Findit.lu-button” in external databases

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We will keep you up to date and apologize for any inconvenience.

If you experience any further technical problems, please send us an email to help@findit.lu.

Update: continuing access problems a-z.lu

Technical updates for a-z.lu are continuing today, 23rd February, so there might be further access problems during the day.

Access to electronic resources via findit.lu is possible without problems!


Due to system updates a-z.lu won’t be available tonight, Wednesday, 22nd February between 19.00 and 20.00 h.

A system backup from 12th February will be deployed, so if you did any changes on your personal settings on a-z.lu during the last 10 days, these might be removed and you will have to update it once again.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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