Inserm’s digital library offers its research structures and teams full-text access to thousands of scientific journals, as well as to databases and bibliographic and bibliometric tools.

Insermbiblio provides the following resources and services:

  • International-database and bibliographic searches via:
    • PubMed, database produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM/NIH, USA) whose interface provides access to all National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources and tools.
    • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), access portal to the Web of Science Core Collection, Medline, Derwent Innovations Index (patents), Journal Citation Reports, Essential Science Indicators (bibliometric management tools) and EndNoteWeb (bibliographic management tool).
    • Ebsco Discovery System whose interface can be used to query a vast catalog of metadata.
    These databases and search engines all provide full-text access to the resources acquired by Inserm.
  • Access to the full text of nearly 6,000 periodicals, journals and e-book series, including Current Protocols and a selection of encyclopedias on the life sciences, genetics, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics.
  • Access to thematic databases serving as references in the disciplines covered: medicine and health (Cochrane Library & Cochrane Clinical Answers), biology and medicine (Faculty of 1000), microbiology (EcoSal), chemistry and applied chemistry (Cas-SciFinder), or in relation to currently applicable international standards (Afnor-BiVi Quality).
  • Online access to nearly 1,000 videoconferences in the Biomedical and Life Science (Henry Stewart Talks) collection, given by specialists in their fields.

The electronic resources, funded by Inserm, are acquired by subscription to scientific publishers or in the form of national licenses negotiated by the Higher Education Bibliographic Agency (ABES) and the Couperin Consortium (Elsevier Freedom Collection and ISTEX Archives).