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What is BibCnrs ?
What is BibCnrs?

BibCnrs is the portal providing access to the CNRS’s digital document resources.

It is the result of the overhaul of the 6 former CNRS portals – BiblioSciences, BiblioSHS, BiblioST2i, BiblioPlanets, BiblioVie and TitaneSciences. This new portal improves the content, infrastructure, management of communities, access and search functions available.

Access is now provided via just one interface for the whole scientific community at https://bib.cnrs.fr/. Each of the 10 CNRS institutes also has a specific interface dedicated to its disciplinary field.

Is BibCnrs bilingual?

BibCnrs is in French and English: click at the top right on (Français/English).

Who are rights holders?
Who can benefit from BibCnrs?

Access to the resources available on BibCnrs is reserved for researchers working in CNRS laboratories (whether paid by the CNRS or other organizations) as well to doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in the same laboratories. The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Why is there reserved access to the portal's resources?

The digital resources specific to each scientific community are acquired by the CNRS and its Institutes according to each Institute’s disciplinary field. A defined number of rights holders is declared to the publishers concerned and therefore access needs to be reserved to respect contracts made with the publishers.

How are the rights holders on the former portals categorized now?

The rights holders for portals linked to a specific scientific institute have been automatically transferred from their former portal to their discipline in BibCnrs.

The BiblioSHS portal rights have been assigned to the Humanities & Social Sciences discipline field.

The TitaneSciences portal rights holders have been assigned to the Chemistry discipline field.

The BiblioVie portal rights holders have been assigned mainly to the Biology or Ecology & Environment discipline fields according to their scientific host institute.

The BiblioST2i portal rights holders have been assigned mainly to the Engineering & Systems or Information Sciences discipline fields according to their scientific host institute.

The BiblioPlanets portal rights holders have been assigned mainly to the Earth Sciences & Astronomy discipline field according to their scientific host institute.

The BiblioSciences portal rights holders have been assigned mainly to the Physics or Nuclear & Particle Physics or Mathematics discipline fields according to their scientific host institute.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Biological Sciences?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INSB (sections 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28). or a link with the INC for life chemistry (section 16).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Chemistry?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute of Chemistry (INC).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INC (sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Ecology & Environment?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INEE (sections 29, 30 and 31).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Humanities & Social Sciences?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INSHS (sections 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Engineering & Systems?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INSIS (sections 8, 9 and 10).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Mathematics?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INSMI).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INSMI (section 41).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Nuclear & Particle Physics?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the IN2P3 (section 1).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Physics?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute of Physics (INP).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INP (sections 2, 3, 4 and 5).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Information Sciences?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INS2I (sections 6 and 7).

Who is eligible to use BibCnrs Earth Sciences & Astronomy?

The rights holders concerned are CNRS units and researchers belonging to the Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INSU).

On an individual basis it is possible to provide personal access for researchers who belong to a National Committee for Scientific Research (CoNRS) section with a major link with the INSU (sections 17, 18, 19 and 30).

The CNRS Labintel directory is the reference document for information on rights holders. The quantity of researchers is declared to the publishers concerned and is the basis for the cost of access to resources.

How do I sign in?
At what point do I need to sign in?

Anyone can consult journal or book titles along with the list of databases without needing to sign in.

You need to sign in to search for an article, consult a detailed journal or book record and then access a full text document or database content.

How do I sign in with my login and password?

You mainly sign in using the Sesame login/password. Sesame is the CNRS password management application.

This login/password can notably be used to sign into the following CNRS applications – Core, Simbad, Agate, Sirhus, Labintel, etc.

The CNRS has set up JANUS, an identity provider, to manage authentication and rights management for the access to applications for CNRS personnel. This identity provider has now integrated the “Education/Recherche” federation. All staff from CNRS units can sign in on JANUS as long as they are registered in the CNRS Labintel directory with a valid e-mail address.

If you do not have a Sesame account yet, you can still temporarily use the portal access code which you used for the BiblioSciences, BiblioSHS, BiblioST2i, BiblioPlanets, BiblioVie and TitaneSciences portals.

Go to the tutorial: Signing in on BibCnrs – duration: 4 minutes

 

How do I obtain a Sesame login/password?

If you do not have a Sesame login/password yet, please go to the Sesame application.

– 1st step: find your identity in the CNRS database and request a password. An e-mail will then be sent to your address with a link to modify your password which is valid for an hour;

– 2nd step: click on the link in this mail and enter a new password. You can use then use your login and this password to sign in on BibCnrs.

Go to the tutorial: “Obtain a Sesame login/password” – duration: 3 minutes

I cannot sign in - what should I do?

Please contact us.

What is the scientific content?
Which resources are common to all disciplines?

 ISTEX

In the framework of the “Digital Scientific Library”, at the end of 2010 the French Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education (ABES) was mandated by the Higher Education and Research Ministry to negotiate national licences to acquire resources using the expertise of the Couperin consortium and the Inist-CNRS.

This national licences project includes major innovations compared to the ABES’s traditional grouped orders including:

  • direct funding by the Ministry;
  • a wider range of users. The initial minimum range covers all users of higher education and research establishments – universities, research organizations, “grandes écoles” in business and engineering, specialized training institutions, university hospitals, etc. This is likely to be extended to include users of the National Library of France (BnF) and members of the public registered with municipal libraries and at the “Bibliothèque Publique d’Information” (Bpi), according to the resources concerned;
  • easier access. The resources concerned will be accessible on publishers’ platforms for a minimum duration of five years and will then be put onto a dedicated platform run by the Inist-CNRS.

The selection system for digital acquisitions includes a steering committee and a technical committee. Purchases involve journal archives and corpora of e-books but not current subscriptions.

For more information, please visit ISTEX and national licences

NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS

The CNRS Scientific and Technical Information Department (DIST) and the Inist-CNRS manage national negotiations with the major scientific publishers. The aim is to provide resources for the whole community of CNRS researchers whatever their discipline. Generally, these negotiations are run at the national level in partnership with other higher education and research organizations but they can also just involve the CNRS.

These resources are a joint information base shared by the CNRS scientific institutes’ 10 disciplinary fields.

For more information, please visit national negotiations

Are specific resources available for my discipline?

Yes, specific theme-based resources are negotiated and integrated for the majority of the disciplinary fields. The Inist-CNRS consults with the CNRS institutes to mediate and negotiate the acquisition of theme-based resources – journals, digital books or databases.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Biological Sciences?

BibCnrs INSB provides access to over 9,900 publications in full text, over 30 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, the PubMed and BDSP databases and certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Chemistry?

BibCnrs INC provides access to over 9,400 publications in full text, over 25 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Ecology & Environment?

BibCnrs INEE provides access to over 9,900 publications in full text, over 30 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Humanities and Social Sciences?

BibCnrs INSHS provides access to over 12,500 publications in full text, over 30 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Engineering & Systems?

BibCnrs INSIS provides access to over 9,700 publications in full text, over 20 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Mathematics?

BibCnrs INSMI provides access to over 9,300 publications in full text, over 20 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Nuclear & Particle Physics?

BibCnrs IN2P3 provides access to over 9,300 publications in full text, over 20 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Physics?

BibCnrs INP provides access to over 9,300 publications in full text, over 20 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Information Sciences?

BibCnrs INS2I provides access to over 9,700 publications in full text, over 20 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What is the scientific content of BibCnrs Earth Sciences & Astronomy?

BibCnrs INSU provides access to over 9,400 publications in full text, over 25 multidisciplinary or theme-based databases as well as over 15,000 monographs. . Purchases of these digital resources are mainly negotiated by the CNRS directly with academic or commercial publishers and made freely available to CNRS units. For reasons of scientific coherence, certain open access journals are made available along with the negotiated subscriptions to provide an enriched scientific coverage.

What role does the Inist-CNRS play regarding scientific coverage?

The Inist-CNRS is a technical operator working on behalf of the CNRS and as such does not possess its own budget for acquisitions of digital resources. The Inist-CNRS therefore is an intermediary in negotiating and making resources available using the budget assigned to this by the CNRS.

The Reaxys platform

Reaxys® is a search platform for specialized information in the fields of organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry.

This platform brings together the CrossFire Beilstein and Gmelin databases with the Patent Chemistry Database and thus provides chemists with a set of several million reactions and chemical compounds with their properties plus the associated references.

Reaxys® has a simple-to-use web interface which offers:

  • many possible ways to query the databases to run a structural, textual or numerical search for reactions or compounds,
  • functions to analyze, filter and export results,
  • an innovative synthesis planning tool.

Reaxys® is published by Elsevier and is available on a subscription basis. Please contact us if you are interested.

The IOP archives

This service is reserved for CNRS units and researchers and enables users to consult the archives of Institute of Physics (IOP) journals. These are available from their date of creation up to 2013.

This service is currently open to 195 CNRS research units which were selected because of their interest in the fields covered by the publisher’s journals or because they asked for access to this service.

The number of rights holders declared to the publisher is used as the basis for the price of access to the resources concerned. If you belong to one of these units, you may access the archives of IOP journals using your janus identity manager or your old portal code.

If you are not an authorized user but are interested by the service, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Scopus

Access to the bibliographic and citation database SCOPUS (Elsevier) is open on the CNRS portals until 2020.

A training session for Scopus is available if you click here (Webex).

WOS-JCR-ESI

WOS (Clarivate Analytics, ex-Thomson) bibliographic and citation tools can be accessed on the CNRS portal until the end of February 2020.

Recording training sessions on these products are also available:

Web of Science and WOS Core Collection (recordings in French)

Journal Citation Report (recording in French)

Essential Science indicators (recording in English)

What is the procedure for the integration of new resources?

Many of you suggest that we integrate new resources throughout the year. Since 2006, an annual promotional campaign for new digital resources has been run.

Your requirements are examined with care and they are used as a basis for negotiations with publishers who are offering tests (temporary access to certain of their products, temporary offers, etc.).

Your views gathered during these tests are therefore precious in helping us evaluate their possible integration onto the portal if the budget allotted by the CNRS for digital resource purchases permits this.

The summary reports for the different promotional campaigns can be consulted at:

Summary report for the 2017 promotional campaign – set 1 2 et 3

Summary report for the 2016 promotional campaign 

Summary report for the 2015 promotional campaign

Summary report for the 2014 promotional campaign

Summary report for the 2013 promotional campaign

Summary report for the 2012 promotional campaign

Following on from the BibCnrs opening in November 2016, the traditional annual evaluation campaign is replaced for 2017 with regular testing throughout the year for each scientific community.

My profile
What is my profile?

All users who sign in using a Sesame account via the Janus provider now have a personal profile.

This profile enables you to define your preferences.

When you sign in you will see an icon you can click on to the right of the Sign Out button:

Icone profil

This gives you access to your profile.

You can:

  • bookmark your favourite resources
  • define your favourite search disciplinary field. This is particularly useful when you are a rights holder for more than one discipline. Each time you sign back in to BibCnrs, you will be directed to your preferred discipline where you can search for an article or a journal/book.
  • Quickly adjust the settings on Google Scholar so that you can find the articles in your field available in full text versions in the Google Scholar results list.
Searches
Get to know about BibCnrs quickly with our tutorial

“Making searches on BibCnrs”: click here to see the tutorial total duration = 9 minutes

  • finding your way around the home page – duration = 2 minutes
  • searching for an article – duration = 3 minutes 20
  • searching for a journal or book – duration = 2 minutes 50
  • searching on databases – duration = 1 minute
What levels of searches are available?

You can search on 3 levels:

  • for a journal article or book chapter
  • for a journal or book title
  • using the A to Z list for databases.

You need to sign in to search for an article, consult a journal or book’s detailed record and access full text material or the content of a database.

How should I search for an article?

Click on the “An Article” tab and enter the term(s) included in the title of the article or book chapter you wish to find. A search is then run on the repository of journal articles and book chapters made up of several hundred million bibliographic references. The data comes from publishers and content providers and this metadata repository is perpetually evolving with new content added daily.

If you are a rights holder for more than one discipline, please first select the discipline in which you wish to run your search.

You can refine your search using the following fields: Author, Exact Author, Title, Subject, Abstract, ISSN and ISBN

The “Full text” option is the default setting so the search tool will find documents in this format. This option can be unchecked to run a wider search.

To refine the search results, please use the filters available – peer reviewed, source type, keyword, publication title, language, publisher and content provider – then click on “Apply your filters “.

To access the detailed record for a document reference, please click on the title.

When a full text version is available, information on access is displayed such as full text database and direct access to on the publisher’s website as is the format (PDF, HTML).

If you cannot find the article you require but know which journal it was published in, we invite you to search directly using the name of the journal to access the publisher’s website. Click on “A journal, a book”, select your discipline and then run your search.

Learn about searching for articles with our tutorial: click here – duration = 3 minutes 20.

Is it possible to search using a DOI?

Yes this kind of search is possible. If a document record has a DOI, you just need to enter it in the search box and select “All”. The search engine scans the whole content of records.

How can I directly write a research equation?

The implicit Boolean operator between different words in a search is AND. The available Boolean operators are OR, NOT and AND.

Truncation can be used with the star * character. If this is added at the end of a word or after the first letters of a word, it enables a search to be run on works “which begin with…” or “which finish with…” It can be particularly useful for searching for the singular and plural forms of words.

Example: Book* searches for book, books, etc.

To write a search equation select the ALL field then in the search bar, please enter your desired syntax: {field}: {word to search for}

  • TX: search in the whole bibliographic record
  • AU: search one or more words in the Author field
  • TI: search one or more words in the article TI
  • AB: search in the abstract
  • ISSN ISBN: search in whole bibliographic record while deleting hyphens
  • LA: search in the language field
  • SU: search one or more words in the keyword field
How should I search for a journal or e-book title?

Select the “A journal, a book” tab and enter the term(s) of the journal or book title you want to look for.

If you are a rights holder for more than one discipline, please first select the discipline in which you wish to run your search.

You can refine your search using the following fields: Author, Title, Subject, Abstract, ISSN, ISBN, publisher.

To refine the search results, please use the filters available – peer reviewed, keyword, type of publication, publisher.

Learn about searching for journals or books with our tutorial: click here – duration = 2 minutes 50.

How should I search on a database or publisher's platform?

To search on a database (with CNRS subscriptions or in open access) or publisher’s platform, please click on the “A database” tab. You need to sign in on BibCnrs to do this.

First, select your scientific discipline then click on the database you wish to access. You will be directed to the publisher or provider’s website to search for resources.

Learn about searching on databases or platforms with our tutorial: click here – duration = 1 minute.

Is there an A to Z list of resources?

The A to Z list is made up of all the journal and book titles acquired for each institute and can be accessed via the “A journal, a book” tab.

Why are collections of certain scientific journals not always complete?

For certain scientific journals, access to the full text versions of different journal may be on a pay basis for part of the collection and in open access for another period.

The collection may also be accessible on several platforms.

Access to a whole digital collection therefore depends on the journal’s business model (free/paid).

If the full text version of a document is not available, what can I do?

If the article you require is not available in your BibCnrs discipline area, you can order a print copy of the document on www.refdoc.fr. Orders of reprographic copies are free for members of the CNRS.

 

=>>>>>> Definitive closure of the Inist document supply service on December 14 2018

Is it possible to export document records?

Yes it is possible to export document records in the RIS (Research Information Systems) or BIBTEX formats.

In the results list, please select the records you wish to export then click on the button “Export selection” then select either “RIS format” or “BIBTEX format”.

How far back does the search history go?

The search history is over a period of 2 months.

Technical features and information
Why don't the search field and the "Sign In" button appear?

To display the search field which contains the “Sign In” button, JavaScript code is required. If JavaScript is not activated in your browser then you will just see a fixed or scrollable bar above the “Headlines” and “Information” boxes.

Please activate JavaScript in your browser.

Can BibCnrs be consulted using different browsers?

BibCnrs can be consulted using recent versions of the following browsers – Internet Explorer from version 10 onwards, Firefox (22), Chrome (29), Safari (7) and Opera (12).

However BibCnrs has been optimized for use with the free Chrome browser.

Can BibCnrs be consulted using a tablet or telephone?

BibCnrs can be consulted using a tablet but not a telephone.

What are the correspondences between the former portals' proxies and the new BibCnrs proxies?

The former proxies are longer operational. Here are the correspondences between the former portals’ proxies and the new BibCnrs proxies.

  • BiblioSHS

    Former proxy: gate3.inist.fr / New proxy: inshs.bib.cnrs.fr

  • TitaneSciences

    Former proxy: chemistry.gate.inist.fr / New proxy: inc.bib.cnrs.fr    

  • BiblioPlanets

    Former proxy: biblioplanets.gate.inist.fr / New proxy: insu.bib.cnrs.fr 

  • BiblioVie

    Former proxy: gate1.inist.fr / New proxy for Ecology and Environment: inee.bib.cnrs.fr / New proxy for Biology: insb.bib.cnrs.fr  

  • BiblioST2i

    Former proxy: gate6.inist.fr / New proxy for Information Sciences: ins2i.bib.cnrs.fr / New proxy for Engineering and Systems: insis.bib.cnrs.fr  

  • Bibliosciences

    Former proxy: gate4.inist.fr / New proxy for Nuclear & Particle Physics: in2p3.bib.cnrs.fr / New proxy for Physics: inp.bib.cnrs.fr / New proxy for Mathematics: insmi.bib.cnrs.fr                  

How to sign in using the Janus identity provider on Macintosh with Safari?

 

The CNRS Janus application does not work well with the Safari browser. This problem is not specific to the BibCnrs portal.

When you sign into Janus, your Safari browser looks for an access certificate. The default certificate which Safari finds and uses does not seem to be the standard CNRS certificate which leads to an error message like “The cas.cnrs.fr website has not accepted the root certificate”.

According to your workstation and browser settings:

– When you see the error message you can click on “Continue” to accept the error.

– Sometimes just deleting the certificate with the error message can suffice for the right CNRS certificate to be imported automatically. To manage certificates, you need to go to the Finder, then Applications, Utilities and Access Keychains. Then you should click on Certificates on the left or search for run a search for them at the top right of the page.

– Otherwise please download the CNRS2 and CNRS2-Standard on the IGC CNRS website (https://igc.services.cnrs.fr/CNRS2-Standard/recherche.html ) by clicking on the two crosses in the right-hand column (“Récupération dans un fichier“) and saving the files “CNRS.crt” and “CNRS2-Standard.crt” to your computer – on the desktop for example.  Then you should move them from the desktop to the Certificate folder. Go to Finder/Applications/Utilities/Access Keychains and then click on Certificates on the left.

If these methods do not work, please use Safari by signing in with your former portal access code. When you sign in on BibCnrs, please enter your log-in and password in UPPER CASE letters with no spaces under the phrase “Via your old portal access code”. Alternatively you could use Firefox.

 

 

 

 

Integrating BibCnrs into your daily working tools
How should I adjust the settings on Zotero for BibCnrs?

To set Zotero (Zotero Connector / Firefox Extension), click on the Proxies tab and configure it by adding the following syntax (s) in the Scheme field according to your disciplinary field(s):

  • For INSB: %h.insb.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INEE: %h.inee.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INSHS: %h.inshs.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INP: %h.inp.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For IN2P3: %h.in2p3.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INSIS: %h.insis.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INS2I: %h.ins2i.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INSU: %h.insu.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INC: %h.inc.bib.cnrs.fr/%p
  • For INSMI: %h.insmi.bib.cnrs.fr/%p

Is it possible to run a search on BibCnrs using an URL request?

Yes it is possible to run a search request on BibCnrs using an URL by directly entering the URL in your browser’s search bar.

You can construct your request according to the type of resource you require (journal/book, article, database) and by filling in your institute along with the search term.

  • For a journal/book

Example: https://bib.cnrs.fr/?domain=insu&type=publication&term=brain

  • For an article

Example: https://bib.cnrs.fr/?domain=insb&type=article&term=cholesteatome

  • For a database

Example: https://bib.cnrs.fr/?domain=in2p3&type=database

  • List of fields (domain in french): inp – inshs – insb – in2p3 – inee – insis – insu – inc – ins2i – insmi
Is there a widget?

Yes, there is a widget which can be integrated into your computer work space. It is available here. You will find installation instructions at the same address.

If you have a problem, please contact us.

How to be recognized as a rights holder for a publisher's site via the BibCnrs extension for Mozilla Firefox?

The BibCnrs extension for Mozilla Firefox allows you to:

  • sign in as a rights holder when you browse a publisher’s site
  • and thus obtain the full text of an article without going through the BibCnrs portal; you just need to click on the  logo  in the bar of your browser to obtain the pdf if the journal is part of the subscription of your discipline field.

Tutorial : “How to be recognized as a rights holder for a publisher’s site via the BibCnrs extension for Mozilla Firefox or Chrome?” – duration: 4 minutes 30 – available in french

To install this extension

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser and go to  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bibcnrs-url-transformer/ then click on the button “Add to Chrome” to install the extension.

Right-click on the logo      BibCNRS  installed in your browser bar, select Options and then choose your authorized discipline field.

If you are entitled to use several discipline fields you can either:

  • change discipline field by going back through the options menu. Please make sure to reposition yourself on the non-proxy general URL of the publisher, review, or article before re-clicking on the extension.
  • or install of bookmarks, which offer the possibility of setting up two or more different authorized discipline fields. Please consult our FAQ on this subject or tutorial.

signet-bookmarklet

How to be recognized as a rights holder for a publisher's site via the BibCnrs extension for Chrome?

The BibCnrs extension for Chrome allows you to:

  • sign in as a rights holder when you browse a publisher’s site
  • and thus obtain the full text of an article without going through the BibCnrs portal; you just need to click on the  logo  in the bar of your browser to obtain the pdf if the journal is part of the subscription of your discipline field.

Tutorial : “How to be recognized as a rights holder for a publisher’s site via the BibCnrs extension for Mozilla Firefox or Chrome?” – duration: 4 minutes 30 – available in french

To install this extension

Open your Chrome browser and go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bib-cnrs-url-transformer/hbhkhlbbcbalkhpgmbleemeemcpaikcb then click on the button “Add to Chrome” to install the extension.

 

Right-click on the BibCNRS URL Transformer logo installed in your browser bar, select Options and then choose your authorized discipline field.

This extension was created by: https://gricad-gitlab.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/laboisra/bib-cnrs-url-transformer

If you are entitled to use several discipline fields you can either:

  • change discipline field by going back through the options menu. Please make sure to reposition yourself on the non-proxy general URL of the publisher, review, or article before re-clicking on the extension.
  • or install of bookmarks, which offer the possibility of setting up two or more different authorized discipline fields. Please consult our FAQ on this subject or tutorial.

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How can I be recognized as a rights holder on a publisher's site using a bookmark?

Bookmarks enable you to:

  • identify yourself as a rights holder on a publisher’s site
  • obtain a full text version of an article directly without going onto the BibCnrs portal.

signet-bookmarklet

Access to the tutorial: “How to be recognized as a rights holder on a publisher’s site with a bookmark?” – duration: 4 minutes

Here is the list of URL to put into your bookmarks

For BibCnrs INSU javascript:void(location.href=’http://insu.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INEE javascript:void(location.href=’http://inee.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INSHS javascript:void(location.href=’http://inshs.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INSB javascript:void(location.href=’http://insb.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs IN2P3 javascript:void(location.href=’http://in2p3.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INP javascript:void(location.href=’http://inp.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INSIS javascript:void(location.href=’http://insis.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INS2I javascript:void(location.href=’http://ins2i.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INC javascript:void(location.href=’http://inc.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

For BibCnrs INSMI javascript:void(location.href=’http://insmi.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=’+location.href)

How can I be recognized as a rights holder on a publisher's site using a bookmark for Macintosh/Safari?

Bookmarks enable you to:

  • identify yourself as a rights holder on a publisher’s site
  • obtain a full text version of an article directly without going onto the BibCnrs portal.

Access to the tutorial: “How to be recognized as a rights holder on a publisher’s site with a bookmark?” – duration: 4 minutes

Here is the list of URL to put into your bookmarks

For BibCnrs INSU
javascript:location.href=”http://insu.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INEE
javascript:location.href=”http://insee.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INSHS
javascript:location.href=”http://inshs.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INSB
javascript:location.href=”http://insb.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs IN2P3
javascript:location.href=”http://in2p3.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INP
javascript:location.href=”http://inp.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INSIS
javascript:location.href=”http://insis.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INS2I
javascript:location.href=”http://ins2i.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INC
javascript:location.href=”http://inc.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href
For BibCnrs INSMI
javascript:location.href=”http://insmi.bib.cnrs.fr/login?url=”+location.href

How should I change the settings on Google Scholar so that articles available via BibCnrs are flagged?

To facilitate access to full text articles on Google Scholar which are accessible via BibCnrs, you first need to modify your search engine settings.

You will then instantly be shown full text articles in your field in the Google Scholar results list.

On the Google Scholar site, click on “Settings” and then “Library Links”. Please enter the keyword CNRS, click on the magnifying glass icon and select your chosen field. To save these settings, you also need to activate cookies on the site. Finally, click on the “Save” button.

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Access to the tutorial: How to enter the right settings on Google Scholar – duration: 3 minutes.

 

How should I adjust the settings on Pubmed so that articles available via BibCnrs INSB, INEE and INSHS are flagged up?

To facilitate access to full text versions of articles on Pubmed which are accessible via BibCnrs, you just need to adjust the settings of your Pubmed personal account. You will then instantly see the BibCnrs insb, inee or inshs logo in the results list next to articles available in full text .

In your NCBI personal account, “My NCBI”, please click on “Manage filters” then find the terms bibcnrs in the linkOut category. Please activate the icon and the filter of your disciplinary field.

Access the tutorial: “How to adjust the settings on Pubmed so that articles available via BibCnrs INSB INEE or INSHS are flagged up” – duration: 2 minutes 30

Agreements with publishers
Can I print and download articles from the portal?

The licences signed with publishers and resource providers give authorized users the right to search, query, print and download articles for their own personal use or for the purpose of study and research. On the other hand, it is strictly prohibited to download or save full or systematic copies of whole journal issues. Similarly, all redistribution or commercial use of the resources concerned is also prohibited.

Are there restrictions on downloading documents?

Yes there is a limit. If users make a series of systematic downloads which are close to each other in time, their access to resources may be suspended. We should like to draw the portal users’ attention to the fact that CNRS has made agreements with publishers which provide access for a specified community to resources made available on the portal for limited usage covered by conditions. The uses which are authorized by such licences include searching for, reading online and saving parts of the Licensed Elements* on an electronic device for personal use and printing single copies of Licensed Elements. By contrast, it is prohibited to make systematic print or digital copies of whole journal issues or multiple extracts from Licensed Elements and to use digital means to supply a user of another library or elsewhere with a digital copy of any part of the Licensed Elements which they might keep.

* Licensed Elements: articles, journal issues, database bibliographic references

What are the terms requested by publishers?

1. Terms and Conditions of Use

Access to the resources available on BibCnrs is reserved for researchers working in CNRS laboratories (whether paid by the CNRS or other organizations) as well to doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in the same laboratories.

According to the licences subscribed to with publishers and resource providers:

users may:

  • digitally display the licensed elements,
  • search, print, download and save articles which are part of the licensed elements for their own personal use or for the purpose of study and research except for downloading or saving whole journal issues which is prohibited,
  • save parts of the licensed elements on a digital device for their own personal use or for the purpose of study and research,
  • download data resulting from their searches,
  • download and save single copies of records contained in the online resources for the purposes of information, teaching, research or scientific study,
  • download and print articles for their own personal use and save contents on their own personal computers,
  • print copies of extracts from the licensed elements for the purpose of study and research if they are authorized users.

users may not:

  • acquire any property rights on data or parts of data supplied in any form whatsoever,
  • delete or modify authors’ names or a publisher’s copyright references or any other means of identification or legal notice which are included in the licensed elements,
  • systematically download or save copies of records contained in the online Resources to resell, redistribute or use for continuous searches. It is forbidden to save, print, publish or distribute any document for commercial purposes,
  • systematically or regularly download all or part of the products to create a digital or print collection of documents,
  • upload or distribute any part of the licensed elements on another digital network from the secure network,
  • copy, duplicate, redistribute, send on, publish, transfer and exploit the databases and their contents on a commercial or other basis, notwithstanding any authorizations included in the present document or in recommendations to users made by copyright holders ,
  • combine documents from the digital products with other documents, or in any way create derivative works using any format whatsoever, because the copyright holders have exclusive rights to create derivative works based on the works belonging to them,
  • downloading and printing full journal issues or books.

Access to the archives of the publisher Elsevier (“Life Sciences” and “Methods in Enzymology” for the Book series) is authorized for all CNRS units and the personnel working in them except for CEA personnel in these structures. The contract between the CNRS and Elsevier stipulates that these archives are not accessible for CEA personnel. Pending technical developments which would enable this access to be restricted, the directors of the units concerned are responsible for taking the necessary measures to ensure this access is not authorized for CEA personnel.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that systematic downloads which are close to each other in time may lead to access to digital resources on the portal being suspended.

There is a maximum limit on downloads. If this limit is exceeded, the account used to access the resources is automatically blocked to avoid the whole portal being shut off by the publishers.

2. Publisher’s specific conditions

Are there pricing conditions for publications in journals?

The CNRS does not have a “membership” enabling authors to publish with a fee rebate.

Assistance and tutorials
If I need help with a technical problem who can I contact?

Please do not hesitate to contact our technical assistance team: click here.

Do I have a contact person at my unit?

Your document correspondent is the member of your laboratory (administrator, document specialist, computer specialist, etc.) designated by the Director of your unit as the contact person with the Inist-CNRS. She can pass on information linked to BibCnrs, advise members of the laboratory and send us your questions or information requirements.

Are there user tutorials or other support?

To get to know BibCnrs quickly, here are the tutorials available :

 

How can I stay informed about BibCnrs changes and content?
How can I stay informed about changes and new features on my portal?

On the BibCnrs home page you will find:

  • a “Headlines” information section with news about the BibCnrs portal.
  • general “Information” about Scientific and Technical Information.

On the page for each discipline you will find (according to the indications provided by your scientific institute’s STI correspondent (CORIST):

  • specific news about your discipline such as new resources, new services, offers of training, etc. We invite you to subscribe to the mailing list in your discipline to receive e-mail alerts about this news.
  • a summary of recent news in the other disciplines
  • an RSS news feed
  • a focus on the most significant resources in your discipline.
Are there mailing lists on BibCnrs?

Each discipline has its own mailing list.

To subscribe and receive information about a given discipline (new resources, new services, changes, training offers, etc.) please go to the page for your discipline and click on “Mailing list” at the bottom of the page.

Subscriptions to the mailing lists are reserved for BibCnrs rights holders.

I subscribed to a mailing list on the former portals. Am I still a subscriber?

No, the mailing lists are different and you need to re-subscribe.