Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is relevant for researchers and librarians. If your question isn’t answered, Please mail us

Which publications can I find on Brill Bibliographies?

You can find a full overview on the about page.

What are the advantages of Brill Bibliographies?

Brill Bibliographies offers the following advantages.

  • Connectivity and interoperability through implementation of standards developed by the scholarly community: TEI, CTS, FRBR.
  • Completeness of the bibliographies. Brill Bibliographies adheres to a high standard of completeness. They are updated at regular intervals.
  • Ease of search. It’s easy to find relevant publications in your research area, based on keywords, authors, publication and other aspects. These can be combined to filter the search results tailored to your needs.
  • Easy to export. The data of the relevant publications can easily be exported in a format of your choosing, offering the following options:
    • Endnote (.ris)
    • .bibl
    • csl json
    • zotero json

How is Brill Bibliographies organized?

Each Bibliography consists of two parts: a search page and a publication page. The search page can be used to find publications of interest, the details of which can be viewed on the publications page.

How do I search Brill Bibliographies?

Using the search page, you can enter search terms in the search field. These can be combined with the filters in the left column. Using these filters, specific for each bibliography, you can determine the scope of the search, for instance to a specific language, year of publication or subjects.

Can I use the website on mobile devices?

Yes. Responsive design allows Brill Bibliographies to be used on all devices: desktop, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

What is your policy on cookies?

To use the full functionality of Brill Bibliographies, the site sets cookies for purposes of access management and usage analytics.

Please see the Brill privacy statement.

You can use this tool to perform a privacy check of Brill Bibliographies.

Which browsers are supported?

We support current versions of the following browsers on Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS platforms:

  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Safari

Please keep in mind that no two browsers (or two versions of the same browser) will display pages in exactly the same way. Although functionality is tested on all these browsers and relevant screen formats, differences in fonts, layout and colours might occur.

Does the website meet global accessibility standards?

Yes. Brill Bibliographies supports AA criteria of WCAG 2.0. and should work with most screen-reading software. Please have a look at our Accessibility statement.

Does Brill Bibliographies provide user statistics reports?

Yes. Usage of Brill Bibliographies through Liblynx is registered using the Counter 5 format. If you have any questions about how to access your Liblynx administrative account, please contact our Sales support team.

Which access methods does Brill Bibliographies support?

Access to Brill Bibliographies is possible by the following methods:

  • Through your institution

    The content on this platform is not freely accessible. Most visitors may have access to this platform via a library subscription or purchase of their research institution.

  • Shibboleth / OpenAthens (SAML)

    After clicking [Login via your institution] it can take up to 30 seconds before the WAYF page with institutes appear.

  • Using a trial passcode

    If you have received a trial passcode, you can use this to get access to Brill Bibliographies. Contact our sales staff to request a trial passcode.

Which content can Google, and other search engines, access on Brill Bibliographies?

They can crawl the static pages (about, the FAQ, help, privacy and accessibility). The search results are not readable to them, unless the content is in Open Access.

Whom can I contact if I have a question?

As a librarian, if your question isn’t answered, please use this contact form or contact our sales staff directly.