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FRANCIS Database moves from EBSCOhost to free version

FRANCIS is produced by Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS). In addition to journal articles, the database indexes books, dissertations, reports and conferences related to humanities and social sciences topics.

According to INIST-CNRS, FRANCIS is no longer being updated (ceased resource) so as of January 1, 2017 EBSCOhost is no longer providing access to this database.
INIST-CNRS is now providing free access to the FRANCIS database, along with PASCAL database content, on their website ( The online content in the FRANCIS database is from 1972 to 2015.

The PASCAL database which offers bibliographic indexing of core scientific literature, and provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage for science, technology, and medicine with special emphasis on European content, also is no longer being updated (ceased resource).   The online content in the INIST-CNRS PASCAL database is from 1984 to 2015.
This has been cataloged as a free resource and the previous FRANCIS record has been removed from the catalog.

Please update your local A-Z lists and LibGuides as needed.