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Founded in 2005 by four francophone publishers (La Découverte, Eres, Belin and De Boeck), offers a comprehensive online collection of French-language publications (journals, books, magazines and pocket encyclopedias) in the humanities and social sciences.

Contact Information: France
5, rue de Charonne,
75011 Paris
Email General Contact
Phone: (+33) 155 288 30
Fax: (+33)155 283 533
Email Jérémie Roche (Sales)

Products and Services: offers a broad and diverse collection of publications, such as journals, ebooks and pocket encyclopedias from major French Language publishers. Some of the subjects included are within the fields of social sciences and humanities, including history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, sociology, political science, geography, and many others. Collection coverage runs from 2001-present, until the most recent issue with no embargo.

The journal collections feature over 400 titles. In addition to the French-language content, Cairn International Edition is an English-language interface, accessible to subscribers and featuring over 50,000 abstracts and 3,000 full-text articles translated from French to English. This content comes from approximately 200 of’s most important and well-known journals.

The pocket encyclopedias collection is made up of two collections, the Que sais-je and Repères’s ebooks are available on a subscription basis as subject-based packages, or for perpetual access purchase as individual titles.