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License Begins: 
September 1, 2016
License Ends: 
December 31, 2016

The FRANCIS database is created by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS) in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy (France). It is an invaluable resource for research libraries. FRANCIS is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering the humanities and social sciences. Its broad subject areas and international scope make it an ideal stand-alone social science database, as well as a suitable complement for more specialised databases. FRANCIS is strong in areas such as archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology. The database contains approximately 2 million records, with abstracts in French or English, and descriptors in both languages, and includes coverage of journals, books, conference papers and other documents.

The publisher has announced this database will not be updated after Dec 31, 2014.  Subscriptions are still required to access the content, but no new material will be added as of Jan 2015.

La base de données FRANCIS est une base de données bibliographique contenant plus d'un million de notices, couvrant les sciences humaines et sociales à l’échelle internationale. Les sujets ou bases de données qui la compose comprennent notamment : l'archéologie, la géographie, la linguistique, la philosophie, la religion et la sociologie. Les citations comprennent des articles de périodiques, des comptes rendus de congrès, des ouvrages, des rapports et des thèses de doctorat.

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