FRANCIS is produced by INIST in partnership with several national and international organizations.
Because of its interdisciplinary nature, FRANCIS is especially useful for finding documents on topics at the interface between several disciplines and seldom covered in specialized databases.
File size - over 2.6 million bibliographic records
Time coverage - 1972 to present
Abstracts - 80% of records since 2000.
Source documents Journal articles 79% Books 9% Proceedings, reports, dissertations, exibition catalogs 7% Other 5%
English 41% French 31% German 11% Italian 5% Spanish 4% Other 8%
Western Europe 39% France 28% United States 17% Japan 1% Eastern Europe 4% Other 11%
In FRANCIS, each file has its specific vocabulary. All files are indexed in French and in English. The Latin America and History of Sciences files are also indexed in Spanish and the Computer Processing and Legal Sciences file is also indexed in German.
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