Users of the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) can configure their ADS preferences to link to the electronic resources available to them through their library subscriptions. The MPG/SFX server has recently be added to the list of Library Link servers offered by ADS.
To activate buttons in the ADS, please:
log in to your personal account (or create a new one),
Last year the information provider ProQuest released a new user interface which brings together reference databases and full text resources which were previously spread over various platforms (CSA Illumina, Chadwyck-Healey, ProQuest).
Over the last two years, an increasing number of information providers started to offer mobile versions of their platforms or developed specialized applications to access the electronic content. In most cases, users with mobile devices will be automatically redirected to the corresponding version. Access to subscribed content may depend on your IP address, but some providers support remote access via specific measures.
Here you find some further information for selected providers:
Unfortunately, we don’t know what your favorite tool is, but want to share a short video which provides some instructions for how to use MPG/SFX with Mendeley:
The so-called base URL for the MPG/SFX link resolver is: https://sfx.mpg.de/sfx_local
Please note that Mendeley is by far not the only literature software which supports this kind of integration, e.g. the colleagues from the IVS-BM put together some information for EndNote. You are welcome to contact us if you are interested in instructions for any other tool, we’ll do our best to figure it out…
The GWDG currently undertakes some necessary construction work in their server room and the vLib server need to be moved to a new location in this context. Therefore, our hosting partner scheduled a downtime for the vLib portal on Wednesday between 07:30 a.m. to approximately 12:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Update from 1 pm: Server restart will be delayed by two hours at least.
Unfortunately, the vLib portal is not running at the moment due to server problems at our hosting partner. The responsible system administrators at GWDG work intensely to resume service as soon as possible.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Update from 6 pm: The problems have been caused by a failure of memory devices. The system was restarted successfully in the meantime.
Unfortunately, we noticed several problems with accessing the Safari Tech Books collection over the last days:
The MPG/SFX server sometimes fails to redirect requests to the correct entry page, see example. Solution: Prefer the link offered by the "MPG eBook Index" as this seems to work much more reliable.
Not all book content loads correctly if you select a particular book section from the table of content, see example. Solution: Try to switch to the HTML view instead by clicking the new icon from the Safari tool bar, i.e.
Note: We and the Safari support are aware of these problems and hope to solve them soon!
Today, the MPG/SFX server was not available from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m., due to a crash of the SFX database. Meanwhile our hosting partner managed to restore the database from the backfile and restarted the service successfully.
We are sorry for the inconvenience (and will try our best to get rid of all the bad karma 😉