Main sections  :
- The main tools and resources (guides and tutorials to discover and use them)
- The main training organizations specialized in scientific and technical information

Index  :  Academic search completeADUMBibCNRS ; Centre MersenneClick & Read CORE ; Data management plan (writing) ; DMP (writing) ;  DOI (how to get it) ;   EBSCOhost ; EBSCO Open dissertations ;  ECCOEEBO ; EndNote ; EspacenetEssential science indicators (ESI) ;  GeorefHAL ; Horizon EuropeISTEX ; Journal citation reports JSTOR  ; Mendeley ; ORCID (how to get it)  ; PANIST ; PerséePLMLaTex ; Science direct ; SCOPUS Springer Link  ;  STAR    ; STEP  ;   Sygefor   ; Training (organizations) ;   UCA library (portal)  ; UCA library (training)  ; URFIST MéditerranéeWeb of scienceWiley online library ;   WOS ; ZbMathOpen Zotero


 The main tools and resources (in alphabetical order) (guides and tutorials)


Academic search complete (EBSCO)

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Academic search complete

Multidisciplinary academic database and indexing and abstracting service developed by EBSCO.
Provides access to full-text articles (more than 8800 periodicals), academic journal titles, authors, abstracts, references and images.

Tutorial  : Academic search complete video tutorial (Lawrence W. Tyree library , Santa fe college)

OCA access  : via the BibCNRS portal  +  "database" section + "Academic search complete" 


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The BibCNRS portal provides access to the electronic resources funded by the CNRS (databases, books, journals, datasets).
Access to the resources available on BibCnrs is reserved for researchers working in CNRS laboratories as well to doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in the same laboratories.
It is accessible to all OCA staff and others beneficiaries via the institute of attachment of the laboratories (INSU or INSIS)

Tutorials on BibCNRS portal :
- FAQ : What is BIBCNRS portal ? Who can benefit from BibCNRS?
- Obtain a Sesame login/password (video - 3 minutes)

- Signing in on BibCnrs : the identity provider (video - 4 minutes)
- Running searches on BibCnrs (video - duration : 9 minutes)
- How to enter the right settings on Google Scholar (video - 3 minutes)
How to be recognized as a rights holder on a publisher’s site with a bookmark (video - 4 minutes)

- How to be recognized as a rights holder for a publisher’s site via the BibCnrs extension for Mozilla Firefox or Chrome?” – (video, 4 mn 30)

- What is the extension Click and read ? How to install it ?
- What is the Diamond models in BibCNRS (new 2023 : an economic model of scientific publication in Open Access)

    To note  : List of e-resources for OCA staff and other beneficaries :
- List of the documentary resources for INSU (beneficiaries : Galilee ; Geoazur ; Lagrange)
- List of the documentary resources for INSIS (beneficiaries : Artemis)
Link to BibCNRS portal : (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Centre Mersenne

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Centre Mersenne
MathDoc , unité d'appui du CNRS et de l'Univ. Grenoble Alpes
Infrastructure of scientific publications in Latex and open access in the field of math. and physics.
The center offers publishing tools and services to researchers.

    Link to the services :
Link to the journals and books
See for ex. : Comptes-rendus Académie des sciences : Géoscience ; Math ; Mécanique ; Physique  (consulted on 08/03/2023)


  Click & Read

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Click & Read

A very important browser extension to facilitate access to scientific publications.
It provides direct access to the full text of the BibCnrs, ISTEX, PANIST and Unpaywall platforms
Available for Firefox, Chrome , Edge and Safari

Guides :
Click & Read V2 : a successful collaboration with Lyon 1 and Inserm
Click & Read (FR)  : What is it ? How to install it ?
How to add the extension to  Firefox : cliquez iciChromecliquez ici - Edge : cliquez ici   - Safari : cliquez ici

    Link to the english presentation :



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The open university and JISC

Global Open Access Research Papers Aggregator.
It provides access to more than 268 million documents in full text. Multidisciplinary and multilingual

Guides :
CORE - Leaflet
CORE Services : overview

     Link to the CORE plateform : (consulted on 08/03/2023)


DOI - Digital object identifier (how to get it)

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DOI - Digital object identifier

A digital object identifier system to facilitate the long-term digital management.
It is used in particular in bibliographic databases to identify scientific articles. 

Fiche DOI (INIST-CNRS - Doranum) :  What is a DOI ? Why a DOI ? How to get it ?

    Link : (consulted on 08/03/2023)



2023 se former20   EBSCOhost

An electronic resource search and consultation platform developed by the subscription agency EBSCO

Guides :
Introduction to EBSCOhost - Tutorial (EBSCO)

- EBSCOhost - Ressources Françaises [French resources]  (EBSCO, april 2020) :

    OCA access : via the BibCNRS  portal  + "database" section + "EBSCOhost" (consulted on 08/04/2023)


 EBSCO Open dissertations 

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EBSCO Open dissertations
A collaboration between EBSCO & Bibliolabs

This database contains over 1.5 million electronic thesis and dissertation records from over 320 universities worldwide. It now includes content from the American Doctoral Dissertations database(1933-....) . EBSCO Open Dissertations is free for authors of ETDs as well as the participating institutions

EBSCO presentation
(nov. 2022)

  Link to the ebsco presentation :
Link to the database  :   
Other acces to OCA staff : via the BibCNRS  portal +  "database" section
+ "EBSCO open dissertations" (consulted on 08/04/2023)



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ECCO - Eighteenth Century Collections Online
EEBO - Early English books online


2 complementary databases allowing access to the full text of British works published between the 15th and 18th centuries.
Resources acquired under a french national license. ECCO allows you to search simultaneously in the 2 databases.

Guides :
ECCO - Eighteenth Century Collections Online : Présentation (BiblioGuides - Portail doc. Sorbonne Universités - update June 2021) :
 this french site presents the content in detail of the resources as well as the tools to help with research.
EECO ( : contractual and technical information in French

    OCA access  : via the BibCNRS  portal  + "database" section + "ECCO"  (consulted on 08/04/2023)


EndNote / EndNote Web

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Clarivate analytics

A bibliographic management software developed by the company Clarivate Analytics.
It allows the creation of a personal library of references and the export of these in different formats.

Guides :  
EndNote - Documentation : in french language  (Bibliothèque Polytechnique de Montréal , Update 2023/06).
It includes :  EndNote X9 : Guide d'utilisation (update sept. 29 2020)
EndNote online (Clarivate analytics) :  Information on using EndNote, with links to resources
See in particular :
- EndNote for iPad and iPhone
- EndNote X9 Guided Tour for Windows
- EndNote X9 Guided Tour for Macintosh

      OCA access : via the BibCNRS  portal  +  "database" section + "EndNote Web" (+ password Janus used to declare his hollidays)  III See also Zotéro (consulted on 08/04/2023)



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European pattern office

A free database that provides access to more than 140 million patent documents from around the world containing information
on inventions and technical developments from 1836 to the present day. It includes an interface in French, English and German
Guides :
Espacenet : how to search by patent number (Patent european office , YouTube) - Video + other titles
Espacenet : vidéos de présentation
    Link  : (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Essential science Indicators (ESI)

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Clarivate analytics

Database showing emerging scientific trends, researchers, institutions, articles,
influential journals and countries in a research field. It compiles data from the last 10 years.

Guides :
Essential science indicators - Learn the basics (Clarivate analytics)
Essential Science Indicators - Introduction (Clarivate analytics , YouTube)  : video
    OCA access : via the BibCNRS  portal + "database" section + "Essential science indicators" (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Georef (Earth science database)

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American geological institute

A bibliographic database of the American Geological Institute specialized in Earth Sciences : more than 3 million references
Period covered : North America (1669-) - Rest of the world (1933-...)
Update : twice a week

Guides :
Georef : Présentation (Source : BiblioGuides - Portail documentaire Sorbonne Universités)
About the Georef database (american geological institute)

  OCA access : via the BibCNRS  portal  "database" section + "Georef" (consulted on 08/04/2023)



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HAL Science ouverte

The HAL-CNRS portal hosts all the scientific production of the CNRS.
It is intended for the archiving, distribution and conservation of research work : articles, conference communications, reports, theses.

Guides :
- HAL Documentation - Homepage / CCSD  :  Deposit (How to deposit one’s file and complete the metadata )
; IDHal and CV ; Managing one’s deposits (How to add a new version or an annex file to an online doc., modify his deposit )
- HAL Documentation - Tutoriels vidéo (INIST CNRS & CCSD)

Link to HAL portal :
Link to OCA HAL portal :
Link to UCA HAL portal :
List of HAL collections of INSU : ( 3 OCA labs :  Galilée ; Géoazur ; Lagrange)
List of HAL collections of INSIS (1 OCA lab  : Artémis)
(consulted on 08/04/2023)



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Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the European Union's 9th framework program for research and innovation covering the period 2021 to 2027

- Horizon Europe : le manuel en ligne (MESRI Horizon Europe,2021:   a french useful tool for project promoters, giving them information
on the portal process step by step, from set-up, submission, through setting up the contract and up to its
- Guidance & Manuals
(European commission) : includes Horizon Europe step by step guide

    (consulted on 08/04/2023)


 ISTEX – Initiative d’excellence de l’Information Scientifique et Technique

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ISTEX - Initiative d’excellence de l’Information Scientifique et Technique
(MESRI, CNRS, Abes, Couperin, France universités, Université de Lorraine)

A multidisciplinary database of scientific literature made available to French higher education and research staff.
The database contains more than : 27,4 million documents ; 9.456 journals ; 437.306 ebooks published over the period 1473-2021

Guide :
ISTEX  (plateform) :  detailed description, tutorials of the open source platform developed by INIST

OCA access to ISTEX resources : via the BibCNRS portal by searching an article.
Note : by installing the Click & Read extension (see + above) you can access it directly without going through the portal


Journal citation reports

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Journal citation reports
Clarivate analytics

Bibliometric database covering approximately 10,500 academic journals.
Available in 3 editions: JCR Sciences (more than 9500 journals); JCR Social science (more than 3500 reviews) . JCR Arts & Humanities (more than 1780 journals)

Guide :
Journal citation reports - Learn the basics  (Clarivate analytics)
Journal citation reports - guide d'utilisation (Infothèque HEG, 2011)

OCA access via the BibCNRS portal  +  "database" section + "journal citation reports" (consulted on 08/04/2023)

JSTOR (database)

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Paying digital library that provides online access to the archives of academic and scientific publications.
Via BibCNRS portal  : only access to 15 Art & Sciences collections + 1 Math collection. and Statistics.

Guide :

JSTOR : Présentation (Source: Wikipédia)
JSTOR Support - Students (Ithaka) : Searching on JSTOR ; Research help  

     OCA access : via the BibCNRS portal + "database" section + "JSTOR"  (consulted on 08/04/2023)


ORCID (how to get it)

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ORCID - Open Researcher and Contributor ID

Alphanumeric code that identifies the authors of academic and scientific contributions. 

Guides :

ORCID INIST-CNRS - DORANUM) : Pratical sheet in french : c'est quoi un ORCID ? [What is an ORCID ?] ; comment l'obtenir ? [how to get it]

ORCID, l'identifiant chercheur pour une science ouverte (Univ. d'Angers, Dir. de la recherche, de l’innovation et des études doctorales & de la com., dec. 2022) : french video

     (consulted on 08/04/2023)



2023 se former41    PANIST - Plateforme d'archivage nationale de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

A french national archive of journals subscriptions.
So far : 7.3 million articles from 2002 to 2018 from publisher Elsevier.
Access to these resources is limited to Higher Education and Research staff.
Guides :
pour qui ? Quoi ? Comment ?

    Link to the plateform
OCA access to PANIST resources : via the BibCNRS portal : by searching an article or a journal  
Note: by installing the Click & Read extension (see + above) you can access it directly without going through the portal (consulted on 08/04/2023)



 2023 se former51PERSEE  

(UAR Persée, UAR 3602 Persée, service de l'Univ. de Lyon, du CNRS et de l'ENS de Lyon)

Free access portal of archives of French scientific publications in the field of Human and Social Sciences and Life and Earth Sciences.
It contains more than 350 collections; 900,000 documents.

Guides :
Persée Portal - Presentation
Persée Portal - Documentation and resources

    Link : (consulted on 08/04/2023)


PLMLatex :  online LaTeX editor

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PLMLatex allows to create, view, edit to multiple and share LaTeX documents from a web browser.

Guide :  PLMlatex - PLM User guide  / Richard Ferrere et Sylvain Allemand, dec. 2015

    OCA Access : via the collaborative site (complexion is available through your OCA account  - source : DSI) (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Science direct (Elsevier)

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Science direct


Main platform of the Elsevier publisher. Multidisciplinary, it provides access to more than: 3,800 academic journals ; 35000 electronic books.

Guide : Utiliser Science direct : introduction / Belveze, Damien, Colnot, Agnès . Formadoct. Rennes : Univ. Bretagne Loire , update jan. 23 2020

    OCA access : via the BibCNRS portal +  "database" section  + "Science direct" (consulted on 08/04/2023)


SCOPUS (Elsevier)

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Bibliographic and citation database.
Multidisciplinary, it references more than 21,000 scientific journals.
Interest of SCOPUS : possibility to search by OCA laboratory

Guides :
Tutoriel SCOPUS  (BU Lyon 1 - 08/27/2018) - in french
Scopus : guide d'utilisation / Elsevier , 2019 - in french, format pdf, 9 p.

OCA access :
- direct access 
via UCA (recognition by OCA's IP address)
or indirect via BibCNRS  portal +  "database" section + "SCOPUS"  
III  See also this other bibliographic and citation database  : WOS (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Springer Link (Springer)

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Springer link

Main Springer publisher Platform. It provides access to more than 1,500 science and technology journals (Springer + Kluwer). 

Guide :
Utiliser Springer link in UBL   / L. Douilly , A. Colno, D. Belvèze . Formadoct. Rennes : Univ. Bretagne Loire , 2013, MAJ 23 jan. 2020

    OCA access : only the archives via the BibCNRS portal +  "database" section + "Springer link"  (archives of subscriptions taken out by the CNRS until 2018?) (consulted on 08/04/2023)



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Agence Bibliographique de l'Enseignement Supérieur (ABES) 

French national system for reporting and permanent archiving of electronic theses. 
STEP's function is to ensure the reporting of theses in preparation. This application guarantees their referencing and indexing in the search engine
STAR allows the national deposit of the thesis but also the updating of the thesis files (metadata and versions) post-archiving.

Guides : 
STAR : presentation  &  STEP : presentation / ABES
STEP : course  & STARS : course / ABES

2 french courses intended for professional users to get started with the applications (reporting of theses in preparation ; national deposit of the thesis ;  interconnection between Step, Star and ADUM)

    (consulted on 08/04/2023)


 Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) - Library portal (how to use)

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Université Côte d'Azur . Bibliothèques
Université Côte d'Azur
Documentary portal of the network of UCA libraries. 
Includes the OCA library catalog + access to journal packages taken jointly with the UCA

Guide :
see the section : "utiliser nos services" [use our services]  ; "rechercher et trouver" [search and find]
     Link (consulted on 08/04/2023)

  Wiley online library

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Wiley online library

Multidisciplinary platform from the Wiley publisher. It allows access to subscribed journals. 

Guide :
Wiley online library training hub resources

    Direct access to OCA  : (jointly subscription UCA-OCA) 
Some titles financed by the CNRS are also accessible via the BibCNRS portal (consulted on 08/04/2023)


WoS - Web of Science (Clarivate analytics)

WoS - Web of Science (Clarivate analytics)

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WoS - Web of Science
Clarivate analytics

Multidisciplinary bibliographic and citation database.

Guides :
- Web of Science core collection : guide de référence (Thomson reters)
- Web of Science : Trucs et astuces : Présentation (BiblioGuides - Portail doc. Sorbonne Universités - MAJ 2021/06/30)
- Comment obtenir les données globales de citation de mes articles (h-index...)? (Vidéo - Source : Bibliothèque Polytechnique de Montréal)

    OCA access via the BibCNRS portal + "database" section + "Web of science"   IIII See also this other citation database : SCOPUS (consulted on 08/04/2023)



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FIZ Karlsruhe GmbH ; European Mathematical society (EMS)

Open access bibliographic database in the field of mathematics.
It contains more than 4,4 million bibliographic records extracted from more than 3,000 journals and 190,000 books.

Guide :
zbMATHOpen - FAQ topics : description and instructions for use of the database

    Link : (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Zotero (bibliographic citation management tools)


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Free and open source bibliographic reference management software 

Guides :

- Zotéro documentation : english support
- Zotéro : gérer sa bibliographie et ses pdf : Introduction  (Noreddine Zeghoud, update oct. 2021) : french guide
See also by the same author :
Zotéro : bibliogr. en ligne et bibliogr. nomade  ;  Zotéro++ : créer un style bibliogr. personnalisé  (update june 2021)
- Zotéro (URFIST Méditerranée, update dec. 2018) : with 6 french tutorials  :
n°1 : Introduction et Installation de Zotero ;
n°2 : Collecter des références bibliogr.  ;
n°3 : Gérer ses références bibliogr. ;
n. 4 : Création de listes bibliogr. & Intégration dans un traitement de texte
n°5 : Synchronisation de la bibliothèque & Sauvegarde des données ;
n°6 : Partage de références bibliogr.

    Link :                               III  See also an other software : EndNote (consulted on 08/04/2023)


WoS - Web of Science (Clarivate analytics)

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WoS - Web of Science
Clarivate analytics

Multidisciplinary bibliographic and citation database .

Guides :
- Web of Science core collection : guide de référence (Thomson reters)
- Web of Science : Trucs et astuces : Présentation (BiblioGuides - Portail doc. Sorbonne Universités - MAJ 2021/06/30)
- Comment obtenir les données globales de citation de mes articles (h-index...)? (Bibliothèque Polytechnique de Montréal) : french video

     OCA access : via  BibCNRS portal + "databases" section + "Web of science"  IIII Voir aussi autre outil semblable : SCOPUS (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Training organizations in Information science (Training offerings)

Institute for scientific and technical information (INIST)

Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (INIST)

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Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (INIST)

- mission : coaching and training in Scientific and Technical Information
- users : CNRS members

    Lien : (consulted on 08/04/2023)


Université Côte d'Azur. Bibliothèques - Se former

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Université Côte d'Azur - Bibliothèques - Se former
UCA, Service commun de documentation (SCD)

Mission :
training in documentary research method and tools

Users :
UCA members

Guides :
-To view the training offered, access to the UCA platform and click on the training section :  "Se former" by level : licence - master degree - doctorate)
- METODA : self-training site (OCA password is required)

- ADUM (Accès Doctorat Unique Mutualisé) : unique space for doctoral students dedicated to all registration and thesis defense procedures.
It's also the platform for managing UCA doctoral training .

     Lien : (consulted on 08/04/2023)


URFIST Méditerranée

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URFIST Méditerranée  : Unité Régionale de Formation à l'Information Scientifique et Technique Méditerranée 

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)

Mission :  Training to digital information practices
Users : UCA members (accessible to OCA staff)

It offers year-round training and free online resources   (training materials; tutorials)

     Link : 
Registration for training via the platform SYGEFOR (SYstème de GEstion des FORmations) (consulted on 08/04/2023)