Explore ORBilu

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As an institutional repository, we grant all the free access to search and explore ORBilu. This ensures that we keep research transparent and open up science to all.

This page gives you an overview of ORBilu as a discovery tool, even when you are not logged in.

You can:

  • Search for publications, research projects, academics at the university and more.
  • Read and download publications that are provided open access or request them from the researcher if you need access.
  • View and download statistics for disciplines, academics or for the University as a whole.
  • Search for and view researchers' profiles, contact them and view their websites.
Explore and discover

  • Publications

The search bar on the home page allows you to search in all fields, or just title, abstract or keywords, and select specific authors and contributors.

Use the filter on the left hand side to refine your search.

You can choose types of documents, list of disciplines, select Open Access full text only, recently added references etc.


  • Read and download

You can read, download, copy, distribute and print the work as long as you agree: 

    • To indicate, in any quotation, the source of the work and the name(s) of the author(s).
    • Not to modify, transform or adapt the work without explicit authorisation from the author.
    • Not to use the work for commercial purposes.
    • Not to use the work in such a way as to harm its exploitation in other forms.
  • Copyright and Creative Commons (CC)

Contrary to popular belief, Open Access to documents does not change the rights that an author has over their publications. It is therefore not possible to do whatever you want with Open Access documents.

You must comply with the conditions prescribed by the CC license under which the document is published. LEARN +

Restricted documents are only accessible to identified University of Luxembourg members. The documents in private access are visible and accessible only to the authors and co-authors of the reference and cannot be used by third parties.


  • Statistics

You can view and download in various formats global statistics, e.g. usage (downloads, views, origin), content (by year, Open Access %, full text, types of documents) and the Top 20 on ORBilu (Most viewed/downloaded references and authors, journals with the most submissions).

You can also view and download statistics by reference, e.g. downloads and views by country, origin of visitors, number of citations (Scopus, Dimensions, Crossref etc.).


  • Researchers' profiles

The University of Luxembourg researchers' profiles on ORBilu are accessible to everybody via the detailed references of publications by clicking on the University of Luxembourg icon next to the author's name.

In addition to the basic information, a profile can contain the ORCID of the researchers, links to Google Scholar, Scopus, Twitter and project homepage, the link to their contact information in our directory, information related to their publications (research fields, keywords used in publications, their co-authors) etc.

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