PASCAL is a scientific bibliographic database, which is maintained by INIST (CNRS). PASCAL covers the core scientific literature in science, technology and medicine with special emphasis on European literature.
|Languages||French, English, Spanish|
|Providers||Datastar, Dialog, Ovid Technologies, Questel.Orbit, QWAM System, STN International|
|Disciplines||Science, technology, medicine|
|Record depth||Index & abstract|
|Format coverage||Journal articles (88%); conference proceedings (9%); dissertations, books, patents, reports (3%)|
|Geospatial coverage||Worldwide, with emphasis on France and Europe|
|No. of records||> 17,000,000|
As of 2012, PASCAL maintains a database of more than 17 million records, 90% of these are author abstracts. Its coverage is from 1973 to present. Its source documents are composed of journal articles at 88% (3,085 international titles), proceedings at 9%, and dissertations, books, patents, and reports account combined for 3%.
- "PASC - Pascal datasheet". Retrieved 2009-12-26.
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- "PASCAL - Inist-Cnrs". Inist.fr. Retrieved 2012-05-31.