BibCnrs is the portal providing access to the CNRS’s digital document resources.
It provides CNRS units and researchers with access which has been negotiated to a set of journals, books and multipliscinary databases as well as qualified free resources.
Access to the resources made available on BibCnrs is restricted to researchers working in CNRS laboratories – whether they are paid by the CNRS or other organizations – as well as to doctoral students, post-doctoral students and support staff to researchers in these laboratories.
It is run by the Inist (UPS76) for the CNRS and was set up in 2016 in collaboration with the CNRS Scientific and Technical Information Department (DIST) and the STI correspondents (Cor’ISTs) of each of the CNRS scientific institutes. It replaces the previous scientific information portals BiblioPlanets, BiblioSciences, BiblioSHS, BiblioST2I, BiblioVie and TitaneSciences.
The implementation of a UX “user experience” method in 2019 made it possible to prioritise the changes needed to respond to user requirements linked to their practices and to launch a site overhaul. This has resulted in a new version with a simplified interface to go on line in June 2020 featuring a new graphic charter, more direct access to full text, customisable working space and flagging of free resources.