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Exploring resources and accessing documents

The CeRIS library has a wide range of varied resources that are available for users. But it can be tricky to find your way around the many document types, multimedia resources, platforms and access rights issues. So how can you get the most out of our collections? Don't panic – the library has tools to help you explore our collections and easily access the items you need.

Exploring our collections with the discovery tool

The discovery tool searches simultaneously in virtually all our resources, together with a selection of online resources (databases and academic publisher platforms), via a single interface. This tool can help you find what you need quickly and easily, whether you're looking for an article, a book, a book chapter, a thesis, a patent or another document.

 

Accessing our physical and online resources

Accessing our online resources

On the Paris campus

  • From a campus computer: the IP address of your computer will be automatically recognized
  • From the reading room: by using the computers provided by the library
  • From your personal computer: by logging into the WiFi network: Institut Pasteur (internal users), Institut Pasteur (visitors) or eduroam

Outside the Paris campus

  • For staff of the Institut Pasteur in Paris: by connecting to the network via connect or a VPN
  • For staff of the Institut Pasteur International Network: the IP address of your computer will be automatically recognized. (Please note that access to resources may vary depending on what has been negotiated with publishers)
  • For external users: by using our online tools, but consultation is limited to open access resources

 

Accessing our print resources and DVDs

In the library reading room, you can consult all our collections: online, print and DVDs
 

  • A selection of books is directly accessible on the shelf, arranged by theme.

  • The rest of the collection is available on request, except damaged old books (these books are marked Non communicable (Unusable) in the catalog).

     


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Remember – the most recent books are generally found not on the shelf but online!Our collection of ebooks has grown considerably and we now have nearly 10,000 volumes.

If you are not a member of the Institut Pasteur, you can consult our ebooks and all our other online resources from the library reading room. You can also consult the online collection of books from the US National Library of Medicine


 

Borrowing an item

Loans are only available for Institut Pasteur members and students taking courses lasting more than 3 weeks at the Institut Pasteur.

You are Length of loan          Number of items
Institut Pasteur staff, Orex, interns, retired Institut Pasteur staff                                                                                    3 weeks 5
A student on an Institut Pasteur course 1 week 3

 

Refining your searches with databases

Using databases to search for resources gives you access to additional features. But apart from PubMed, these databases are only accessible to some users:

  • Members of the Institut Pasteur in Paris

  • Members of the Institut Pasteur International Network (but note that access may vary depending on what has been negotiated with publishers)

  • External users in the reading room

What is it? A bibliographic database of articles in the fields of biomedicine and life sciences.

Why should I use it?

  • It is a very powerful search engine with a host of features to refine your search.
  • It provides precise indexing of each article with MeSH keywords (United States National Library of Medicine thesaurus).
  • You can create a My NCBI account so that you can save your searches and be alerted of new results by email.

Tutorials

 

Access Pubmed

What is it? A multidisciplinary bibliographic database produced by Clarivate Analytics.

Why should I use it?

  • Covers a larger period than Scopus (since 1971).
  • Coverage of a wide range of fields in hard sciences and several document types (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, etc.).
  • You can generate bibliometric indicators and perform searches based on references cited in documents.

Tutorials

 

Access Web of Science

What is it? A multidisciplinary bibliographic database published by Elsevier.

Why should I use it?

  • More journals indexed than Web of Science.
  • Coverage of a wide range of fields (including in humanities and social sciences) and several document types (articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, etc.).
  • You can generate bibliometric indicators and perform searches based on references cited in documents (from 1996 onwards).

Tutorials

 

Access Scopus

 

What is it? A database of the best biomedical articles, recommended by a panel of leading scientists.

What else?

The publisher of this database, Faculty of 1000, offers two other services for researchers in biology and medicine:

Tutorials

 

Accédez à Faculty Opinions

What is it? A database produced by Elsevier specializing in organic, organometallic and mineral chemistry.

Why should I use it?

  • Access to several million chemical reactions, compounds (and their properties) and the related bibliographical references.
  • You can search by molecule or by chemical reaction.

Tutorials

 

Access Reaxys

What is it? A collection of seven databases in health and medicine produced by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Why should I use it?

  • A reference tool for healthcare professionals based on the evidence-based medicine approach.
  • Access to systematic reviews, research protocols and meta-analyses.

Tutorials

 

Access Cochrane Library

 

For a more targeted search, use our catalogs

 

Obtaining a document that is not available at the library

If you need a document that is not accessible online or at the library (an article, book, etc.), you can use the document delivery service to obtain it from external suppliers. The document is sent by mail or email within two days to one week.

 

Members of the Institut Pasteur in Paris

  • From databases and the discovery tool: click on the "full text" icon, then confirm the prefilled order form. Please note that in PubMed, the icon will only be displayed if you reached the page via the link inserted by the CeRIS
  • From your reader account: fill in the order form manually

This service is free of charge to units at the Institut Pasteur in Paris

Members of the Institut Pasteur International Network

  • Send an email to peb@pasteur.fr indicating the document reference and the address of your institute

Orders are billed at cost price to units in the IPIN

 


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For the attention of external libraries:

The CeRIS will only issue inter-library loans in the following conditions: if the Institut Pasteur is the only institution that has the item (find an item in the SUDOC catalog) and the requesting institution is not based in the Paris region.

To request a document: peb@pasteur.fr


 

Questions & Answers

What is the point of consulting different databases if I can find everything in PubMed?

The answer is simple: you can't find everything in PubMed! PubMed is an extensive database, but it only covers the fields of biomedicine and health. By consulting other databases, you can find articles in other fields (chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc.) and also access other features than those proposed by PubMed.

Do you offer training in how to use databases?

The library offers training in PubMed and in the Journal Citation Reports module (in Web of Science) to Institut Pasteur and International Network staff. Reaxys training courses can be provided by the database producer. For other databases, no group training is offered but the library can offer guidance or show you how to use them on a one-to-one basis.

Can the library produce my bibliography for me?

The library can guide you in formulating your search query and using the various tools available to find relevant references for your bibliography. We can also help you choose and use appropriate reference management software.

Is there a way of specifically accessing articles based on Institut Pasteur research?

The Institut Pasteur encourages its scientists to deposit their articles to the national HAL-Pasteur platform so that they can be accessed openly. Some of the Institut Pasteur's recent research is available on this platform. The Research section on the Institut Pasteur website also lists each research unit's publications to give an overview of recent research.

I am not a member of the Institut Pasteur but I would like to borrow an item. Is that possible?

No, you will have to consult any library documents on site. Loans are only available for Institut Pasteur members and students taking courses lasting more than three weeks at the Institut Pasteur.

There are alternative ways of obtaining online articles – why should I ask the library?

The document delivery service costs less than buying articles on publisher websites. It is also a perfectly legal option, and it gives the Institut Pasteur an idea of the changing needs of its community so that its catalog can be adjusted if needed.

I am not a member of the Institut Pasteur and I would like to access the library's online resources at home. Is that possible?

No, the online resources acquired by the library are only available to external users from the reading room. But some online resources – books, journals, etc. – are available on an open access basis. You can also consult the ebooks made available by the US National Library of Medicine.

I need to consult French and international theses but I don't know where to look. Can you help me?

To find a French, European or international thesis, follow this link.

The Institut Pasteur library does not have the document I am looking for. How can I know whether it's available in another library?

To find out whether the document you are looking for is available in a French university library, consult the SUDOC catalog. To search more widely in international libraries, consult the WorldCat catalog.

Can a high school student come and prepare a compulsory research project (e.g. the French TPE) if the subject is one that is covered at the Institut Pasteur?

The CeRIS collection is not suitable for high school presentations or even extended research projects. We would advise you to go to the library at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.

 

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