FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions - NEW brill.com launch (Update October 2018)

Why did Brill create a new website?
Can I use the website on mobile devices?
Can I use the website with cookies of JavaScript disabled?
Who can I contact if I have a question about the website?
How do I keep up-to-date with what and when changes will occur?
Where do I find the Brill e-book and journal content?
Can I login with my account from the previous brill.com website?
Why register?
Do I need to register on brill.com?
What will you be doing with my personal data?
Which browsers will be supported?
Does the website meet global accessibility standards?

A special FAQ for librarians.

Answers

Why did Brill create a new website?
We want to give all visitors of our websites the best possible user experience. We hope you will like the new crisp and uncluttered look and feel. The new website does fully accommodate use on all devices: smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Currently you will find on this new website our complete catalog. In the near future brill.com will host all our e-book and e-journal content.

Can I use the website on mobile devices?
The new brill.com website is designed to be used on all devices: desktop, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

Can I use the website with cookies of JavaScript disabled?
We recommend leaving cookies in place for the best possible user experience. Access to the site is possible with either cookies or JavaScript disabled, however some functions and content may not be available.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the website?
If you have any questions or feedback, please send an email to brillonline@brill.com.

How do I keep up-to-date with what and when changes will occur?
This FAQ page will be updated frequently during the next months. Brill will send communications to all categories of platform users whenever relevant.

Where do I find the Brill e-book and journal content?
Brill online journals and e-books are available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. This is still the primary location for this content. In October and November 2018 we finalize migration of all e-book and journal content to brill.com. However, Brill e-books can already be purchased via the new brill.com web shop and will also be available for download and reading on this website, after the migration.

Can I login with my account from the previous brill.com website?
Unfortunately your old account will not work and you will have to create a new account. This is very easy. Please go to the registration page to do this. You can also sign up with your ORCID, Google account or Facebook account.

Why register?
After registration you’ll be able to make use of a number of useful tools on the website. To name a few:

  • Subscribe to various e-alerts
  • Save your searches (and receive alerts on new results)
  • Set up a group with other uses
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds

You will always need to register an account when using the web shop.

Do I need to register on brill.com?
Not at all. You will be able to search our catalog without an account, as well as save searches and export them during a session. Sharing via Twitter, Facebook or Mendeley will also be possible.

What will you be doing with my personal data?
Brill complies with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Which browsers will be supported?
We support current versions of the following browsers on Windows, Macintosh, Android and iOS platforms:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox (Mozilla)
  • Safari

Please keep in mind that no two browsers (or two versions of the same browser) will display pages in exactly the same way.

Does the website meet global accessibility standards?
We have aimed for WCAG 2.0 AA compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative recommendations (WAI) and compliance with Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Full guidelines on WAI compliance can be found at www.w3.org/WAI.

A note for librarians.
Later this spring, Brill will migrate all Books and Journals content to this new website. We will take steps to retire the current platform for Books and Journal and migrate content and licenses. Until this is finished and fully tested, BrillOnline Books and Journals (http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com) remains the primary location for this content. The BrillOnline site will remain updated with new content and access licenses for all institutional access. We have prepared a special FAQ for the coming migration to the new platform, and will keep you updated as much as we can.

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