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Publisher: INIST-CNRS
Coverage : 1972 - Present
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FRANCIS is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database providing indepth coverage of the humanities and social sciences, with abstracts for 80% of its records since 2000. 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.

Its broad subject areas and international scope make FRANCIS an ideal stand-alone social science database, as well as a suitable complement for more specialized databases.

FRANCIS contains over 3 million bibliographic recors from 1972 to the present with 80% of the records since 2000 containing abstracts. Its subject coverage includes:
* Social Sciences: Administrative Sciences, Business Management, Economics, Education, Energy Economics, Ethnology, Geography, Public Health, Information Science, Latin America, Computers and Law, Sociology.
* Humanities: Archeology, Art History, History of Science, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, Prehistory and Protohistory, Psychology, Religion.

The source documents include: * Journal articles 79%
* Books 9%
* Proceedings, reports, dissertations, exibition catalogs 7%
* Other 5%

Each file in FRANCIS 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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