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Cairn Collections

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Cairn offers a comprehensive collection of French language journals and ebooks collections online. The complete collection contains over 230 journals and around 1 500 ebooks in the humanities and social sciences, with over 100,000 articles / chapters, which come in full-text format, and the site is updated each time a journal or a book is published for the collections proposed.

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Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Economics, Politics, Public affairs, Sociology, Education, Psychology, History, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy and Geography

Academic Levels

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research

Resource Types

  • e-books
  • online journals
  • research materials
  • dataset

Further information

This resource is updated irregularly.

The project, supported by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library) and the Centre National du Livre (Book National Center), collects an increasing number of major journals in the various fields of the Humanities and social sciences.



Updates are made each time a book or journal is published.