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  Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text, one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of scholarly music research, offers full-text search and cover-to-cover browsing.

  • A global, multidimensional resource for music researchers
  • 240 full-text journals and growing
  • Content spanning 50 countries and 40 different languages
  • Full-text coverage from the early 20th century to the present

Trial access until 31 May 2020.


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.


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.

Cairn Repères et ouvrages

Cairn propose aux établissements membres du Consortium un test gratuit et sans engagement de ses offres d’ouvrages et de la collection Repères jusqu’à la fin du mois de mai.

Collection Repères: https://www-cairn-info.proxy.bnl.lu/collection-reperes.htm

Ouvrages: https://www-cairn-info.proxy.bnl.lu/ouvrages.php

Proquest Central

ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world. Trial access until 20 June 2020.


Proquest U.K Parliamentary Papers

This database is the most detailed primary source for the past two centuries, for Britain, its colonies and the wider world. It is a major part of the historical record. The Parliamentary papers influenced public opinion and social and political philosophy, and provided a forum for ideas for hundreds of thinkers, among them Marconi, Keynes, and Beveridge. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Trial access 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.

Elsevier ScienceDirect Textbooks

The 256 textbooks currently on ScienceDirect will be automatically entitled to all active ScienceDirect customers until mid-June 2020.

Access: https://www-sciencedirect-com.proxy.bnl.lu/browse/journals-and-books?contentType=BK&accessType=subscribed

JoVe – Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE is offering free access to several collections until 15 June 2020.

JoVE Core – This peer-reviewed journal combines high-quality video demonstrations of experiments with a detailed text protocol, allowing researchers around the globe to learn from each other easily and efficiently. Access will be open for biology biology and psychologie sociale.

JoVE Science Education – Educators and students use these innovative video collections in the JoVE Science Education Library to better teach and learn key concepts and fundamental techniques at the undergraduate course level. These simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations cover a wide range of STEM subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Clinical Medicine and Engineering.

JoVE Lab Manual – Comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in introductory biology lab courses.

More information

Access: https://www.jove.com.proxy.bnl.lu

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews has made their journals available to all (without access control) through Thursday April 30, 2020. On that date, the publisher will assess the need to extend this policy.

Access: https://www.annualreviews.org/action/showPublications

Cambridge University Press

All 700 textbooks published and currently available in HTML format on Cambridge Core can now be accessed free until the end of May.

CUP is also providing free access to research related to the coronavirus: More than 80 relevant book chapters and journal articles are available. Future articles will be added to the collection once they have been published.

MIT Press Ebooks

The MIT Press is offering libraries complimentary access to its catalog of 2,770 eBooks on MIT Press Direct through the end of May 2020 to support faculty and students who are working and learning remotely.

Access: https://direct-mit-edu.proxy.bnl.lu/books

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