Inist-Cnrs produces the bibliographic, multilingual and multidisciplinary databases PASCAL and FRANCIS whose 20 million records cover the majority of essential literature in most areas of international research.
The main strong points of PASCAL and FRANCIS:
- the strong presence of French and European literature
- the possibility to obtain records on related study areas which are often not covered by more specialist databases
- the exhaustive list of author affiliations for all the records makes it easier to carry out bibliometric studies aimed at identifying and finding experts and at defining research areas with a great deal of potential