FRANCIS, the international humanities and social sciences database, is now available on CSA Illumina. FRANCIS provides broad international coverage of a wide range of subjects in the fields of humanities, social sciences and economics. This multilingual database includes a particular emphasis on European publications; a significant number of the abstracts and citations are to works in European languages.
FRANCIS provides coverage of more than 4,000 journals as well as books and other documents. Citation information is given in both French and English while abstracts are mostly in English. FRANCIS contains more than 1,600,000 records and is updated monthly, with 60,000 records added per year. FRANCIS is published by the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INIST), a service unit of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).