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About Max Planck vLib

Project information | Resources | Features | Help and Material | Maintenance Hours | Contact

 Project Information

The Max Planck virtual Library (vLib) is a portal to scientific information resources available to staff and guests of the Max Planck Society. It presently includes nearly all Max Planck library catalogs and licensed reference databases as well as numerous external catalogs, databases, reference works, e-print servers, etc. Further resources are being added continuously.

For further information you may wish to take a look at the project description, project news or project documentation.

vLib Resources

To browse electronic resources available, please go to MPG.ReNa

To locate resources still enabled for federated search, please see vLib MetaSearch.

vLib Features

The services developed within the vLib project offer several options for institute-specific localization and integration of services.

MPG/SFX server:

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vLib Help and Material

Help files, training material and further information will be added continuously:

More material and literature is available on the Max Planck PuRe Server.

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vLib Maintenance Hours

The Max Planck vLib and the MPG/SFX link resolver are hosted by the GWDG. Please consider the following scheduled periods of downtime.

Please be aware that scheduled and emergency maintenance affect access to vLib and MPG/SFX services and will close active user sessions in the vLib portal.

To keep track of additional announced system downtimes, please watch our blog.

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vLib Project Team and Contact

The Max Planck virtual Library is developed and maintained by the vLib Project Team bringing together representatives from units such as the Adminstrative Headquarters, the Max Planck Digital Library, the Information Retrieval Services and the Max Planck Libraries. In order to contact the Project Team, please send a message using our contact form.

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