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October 22, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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PASCAL and FRANCIS Now Available via EBSCOhost

EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com) and Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS; http://international.inist.fr) have signed an agreement making two INIST-CNRS databases available on EBSCOhost. PASCAL is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering science, technology, and medicine. FRANCIS is a multidisciplinary database providing humanities and social sciences coverage.

The agreement provides for extensive backfile coverage for both PASCAL and FRANCIS. PASCAL content is available dating from 1984 and FRANCIS content is available dating from 1972. EBSCO will be the first provider to offer FRANCIS archives dating from 1972 to 1984-previously, FRANCIS was only available from 1984 to the present.

PASCAL offers extensive bibliographic indexing for more than 13 million records. The database provides coverage of science, technology, and medicine with special emphasis on European content. Source documents include journal articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, patents, and reports. The trilingual indexing available in PASCAL allows keyword searching in French, English, and Spanish, regardless of the original language of the article.

FRANCIS offers extensive bibliographic indexing for more than 2.5 million records with subject headings available in English and French. FRANCIS provides multilingual resourcing (additional indexing in Spanish for specific content) and covers more than 2,300 periodicals.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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