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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

Découvrez aujourd’hui votre nouveau LuxAccount !

Découvrez Luxaccount

LuxAccount a changé de look ! Mais pas d’inquiétude : son contenu, lui, reste totalement identique. Tout comme l’accès via findit.lu ou a-z.lu.

LuxAccount est une banque de données réalisée par des experts luxembourgeois réputés pour des professionnels luxembourgeois spécialisés en droit comptable et fiscal, droit des sociétés, droit du travail et droit de la sécurité sociale. Elle est la source d’informations par référence des professionnels du chiffre au Luxembourg.

Mais alors, qu’est-ce qui change ? La mise en page a gagné en clarté ; quant à la navigation, elle vous permet d’accéder aux différentes informations plus aisément.

Voici les principaux changements opérés :

  • Recherche plus ciblée : Lorsque vous entrez un mot recherché, vous pouvez immédiatement réaliser un filtrage en fonction du type d’information. Vous obtenez ainsi un résultat plus précis.
  • Visibilité maximale des mots recherchés et filtres sélectionnés : Vous pouvez donc les modifier rapidement en cas de besoin.
  • Vue d’ensemble plus claire : Vous pouvez naviguer très facilement à travers toutes les informations.

L’accès à LuxAccount est accessible dans les bâtiments de la Bibliothèque nationale et l’Université du Luxembourg.

Accédez LuxAccount ici.

Relaunch Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

REP-online-bannerRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy was relaunched on 22nd April 2015.

To maintain REP Online as philosophy’s premier resource for research and reference, Routledge has a program of regular additions of new articles and revisions of existing content. This enables REP to reflect the most important developments in the field.

Since launching REP Online in 2001 over 300 new and revised articles have been added – expanding the Encyclopedia into fresh subject areas as well as increasing and updating coverage of established fields.

New to REP in 2015 are the archival versions of articles. It is now possible to view previous versions of an article that has been revised: earlier versions can be accessed via the tabs at the top of the articles, labelled ‘v1’, ‘v2’, etc., with v1 being the oldest version.

Also new in 2015 are the Playlists, guest-edited selections of articles that offer a personal angle on the rich and diverse content of REP Online. Compiled by leading scholars, they spotlight articles in new and emerging topics, or topics that have been overlooked. In REP’s first Playlist, General Editor Tim Crane provides the ideal introduction to REP Online and to philosophy.

Further enhancements

  • All articles begin with an accessible summary in bold, free to view for all users and significantly improving discoverability
  • Articles can be saved into labelled shortlists for easy reference  rep-shortlist button
  • Search has been improved to enable results  to be filtered on a greater number of facets

Access Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy via a-z.lu!

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

 

New eIFRS: the authoritative source for IFRS

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The IFRS Foundation’s online resource has been completely redesigned. Whether you are reviewing or advising on accounts, eIFRS is the only source for authoritative, annotated versions of IFRS, Interpretations, due process and thousands of other supporting documents.

Highlights of the redesigned service include: Immediate access to the latest IFRS documents. A unique Standards Comparison tool that shows the differences between the Standards as effective for the current year, last year and next year.

Redesigned eIFRS database: http://eifrs.ifrs.org.proxy.bnl.lu/eifrs/Menu

Video introducing the new eIFRS: http://eifrs.ifrs.org/eifrs/Menu

Scopus interface improvements

Since launching a more streamlined interface in February, the Scopus Team has been working on additional site developments that include enhancing Scopus analysis tools as well as improving ORCID functionality.

Taking a close look at the Scopus analysis tools, the team made some changes that better support day-to-day research tasks. As a result all analysis tools have been redesigned to provide a more consistent experience across Scopus. Specifically, these 3 tools have been improved and renamed and now include new features such as the option to export charts and graphs.

Old Scopus name New Scopus name Location on Scopus
Analyze Results Analyze Search Results Document Search Result page
Author Evaluator Analyze Author Output Author Details page
Analyze Journals Compare Journals Main search page

 

New Analyze Search Results illustrating documents by subject area:

scopus 1 analyze search results - documents by subject area

New Analyze Author Output with enhanced h-index indicator:

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New Compare Journals:

Scopus 3 - Compare Journals

More information: http://blog.scopus.com/

Access Scopus via findit.lu or directly here.

Cairn : Une interface améliorée

Plus claire, plus aérée, plus facile d’utilisation, la nouvelle version de Cairn.info vous permet d’accéder plus aisément aux articles que vous recherchez. Elle améliore aussi le confort de lecture. Les utilisateurs de Cairn.info sont très divers ; leurs comportements de lecture également. Avec cette nouvelle version, Cairn tente de répondre au mieux aux différentes attentes.

Une navigation optimisée
Cairn.info s’adapte aux nouveaux usages (notamment à l’apparition de nouveaux terminaux portables) : la nouvelle version de notre site est plus claire et aérée. Elle comprend notamment un espace de lecture élargi pour une meilleure lisibilité.

Comme certains sites de presse quotidienne, Cairn.info s’enrichit d’un nouveau mode de lecture, le mode « zen » : le texte des articles de revues et des chapitres d’ouvrages que nous diffusons peut ainsi être affiché en plein écran, en ôtant tout ce qui, sur le web, peut gêner la lecture. Le lecteur se trouve alors dans des dispositions idéales pour se concentrer et assimiler de nouvelles connaissances. Lire de façon prolongée sur écran n’a jamais été plus facile.

La saisie semi-automatique : chercher mieux, chercher plus
Le moteur de recherche évolue grâce à l’intégration d’un outil de saisie semi-automatique. Il est désormais à même de vous suggérer automatiquement les expressions, les titres de revues ou les noms d’auteurs qui correspondent à votre recherche.

Recherche Cairn

 

Les « encyclopédies de poche » disponibles en format HTML
Les collections des « Que sais-je ? » (Presses Universitaires de France) et celle des « Repères » (La Découverte) sont proposées depuis plusieurs années sur le portail Cairn ; elles sont ainsi accessibles au format numérique dans de nombreux centres de documentation, bibliothèques et universités. Mais, jusqu’à présent, ces « encyclopédies de poche » étaient uniquement disponibles via un feuilleteur ; désormais elles sont aussi disponibles au format HTML. La lecture est ainsi plus confortable, particulièrement à partir des tablettes et des smartphones.

Questions ou suggestions ? Un nouvel outil d’aide en ligne : http://aide.cairn.info/

ProQuest implements CAPTCHAs

Some days ago, ProQuest implemented CAPTCHAs because they have detected bots attempting to download information from their databases without permission. Using CAPTCHA will help protect the rights of copyright holders by ensuring that information is accessed only by authorized users.
Please find below some FAQs concerning CAPTCHAs in ProQuest Databases:

What is a CAPTCHA?
A CAPTCHA (or Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is used to detect if activity is coming from a “real” human – not from an automated script, commonly referred to as a bot.

Example CAPTCHA:

 

 

 

Why has Proquest introduced the use of CAPTCHAs?
We have introduced CAPTCHAs because, like many other online services, we’ve detected bots attempting to download copyrighted information.

Which products do the CAPTCHAs impact?
This will apply to all databases on the ProQuest platform (e.g Factiva, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, etc.).

When will ProQuest users see CAPTCHAs?
We have analyzed usage on the platform and picked a usage threshold for CAPTCHAs that is designed to minimize the impact for our users. We anticipate that the vast majority of users will not see CAPTCHA prompts, and these will occur in a very small percentage of users’ research sessions.

Can customers follow links to our content without entering a CAPTCHA?
Customers following links to access some content types may see CAPTCHAs immediately. For example, a user following a direct link to a document stored in a browser bookmark may see a CAPTCHA before being able to access the document. Likewise, a customer accessing content via Summon, direct links in a Learning Management System, or an email alert may be required to enter a CAPTCHA before viewing documents.

Is this a permanent measure?
Data security is continually evolving, and ProQuest is always looking for better ways to enhance the security of our services. At this stage, the use of a CAPTCHA has been identified as an effective security method. We will continue to evaluate additional security enhancements.

Are CAPTCHAs accessible for the visually impaired?
Yes. We are using Google Technology to generate our CAPTCHAs. More information on accessibility is available here.

DUDEN auf MUNZINGER Online: “Die deutsche Rechtschreibung” – 26. Auflage

Wir freuen uns, mitteilen zu können, dass seit einigen Tagen die komplett überarbeitete 26. Auflage des DUDEN-Standardwerks „Die deutsche Rechtschreibung“ auf Munzinger Online verfügbar ist. In der neuen Auflage, auf die wir bereits Zugriff haben, finden sich ca. 5000 neue Wörter von der Arabellion über den Shitstorm bis hin zum Vollpfosten. Mit dieser Aktualisierung des Wortschatzes bewegen Sie sich im Wandel der Gegenwartssprache stets auf der sicheren Seite. Die bewährten gelben Hervorhebungen empfohlener DUDEN-Schreibweisen bei mehreren richtigen Möglichkeiten wurden selbstverständlich beibehalten.

Der Wortschatz hat sich in den letzten Jahren weiterentwickelt. Wer auf dem aktuellen Stand der Sprache sein und alle neuen Wörter richtig schreiben will, braucht den neuen Duden.

Die neue Ausgabe des Duden lässt sich hier durchsuchen: http://www.munzinger.de.proxy.bnl.lu/search/query?query.id=query-duden
Zudem findet sich der “Duden” in der Liste der Datenbanken auf findit.lu unter dem Buchstaben “D”.

A whole new look for zbMATH is now online!

zbMATH, formerly Zentralblatt MATH, is a comprehensive source of bibliographic data, reviews and abstracts from all areas of pure and applied mathematics as well as its applications, in particular to the natural sciences, computer science, economics and engineering. It also covers history and philosophy of mathematics and university education.

The new zbMATH has now been online for a few days – featuring a new layout and innovative search functions. Since June zbMATH has offered a much clearer look and feel, coupled with additional search functions.

zbMATH – the facts:

  • The new, easier-to-use search function rapidly delivers precise results for documents, authors, journals etc.
  • The new filter function analyzes results in real-time, helping users to further refine their search terms and successfully carry out complex searches.
  • Includes the integrated swMATH-database – a key feature for users searching for mathematics software.
  • More than 3 million indexed entries from over 3,500 journals, 1,100 series and 170,000 books from 1868 to the present.
  • Daily updating and more than 120,000 new entries every year.
  • Reviewed by more than 7,000 experts from around the globe.

zbMATH offers an essential tool for mathematicians working at academic institutes, and for all others who use mathematics in their careers.

You can access zbMATH via findit.lu inside the buildings of National Library and University of Luxembourg by selecting the letter “Z” via the “Find databases” tab.