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The databases Francis in HSS and Pascal in STM

The international subject-based databases Francis and Pascal are produced by our teams of document experts who are specialists in their fields. These databases continue to disseminate and promote international scientific literature and are also now integrating grey literature.

With a rich collection of over 2.6 million bibliographic references, the Francis database provides in-depth coverage of 15 main disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences and has been disseminating international research results for the HSS scientific community since 1972.

The Pascal database has redefined the scope of its coverage around seven interdisciplinary fields at the core of current debate in science (Energy, Environmental Issues, Materials, Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Safety, Cognition, Digital Communication and Information) thus clearly strengthening its international position in disseminating European research. Pascal has 20 million references and has existed since 1973.

Theses: Abes - Inist partnership

Abes and Inist-CNRS have concluded a partnership agreement for the promotion and dissemination of data from the Sudoc collective catalogue. This has meant that as of 2013 the scientific coverage of the bibliographic databases Pascal and Francis has been enriched by over 210,000 bibliographic references for theses from the national theses collection dating from 2000 to the present along with the data permitting users to locate them.
Pascal and Francis’s international position in disseminating European research has been further strengthened by this partnership with the databases’ long-term coverage of scientific journals enriched by the integration of grey literature (theses, reports, conference proceedings).
This partnership has an initial duration of 3 years and over 1000 new references of theses provided by Abes will be added each month to Pascal’s content (20 million references including 180,000 theses) and Francis (2.6 million references including 30,000 theses).