13 January 2023

Created in September 2005 by four Belgian and French publishers, today Cairn offers the most comprehensive collection of publications in the French language in the humanities and social sciences available online. In 2015, more than 400 journals and around 5,000 eBooks from major French, Belgian and Swiss publishers are available on Students, scholars and librarians all over the world are thus able to access more than 200,000 full-text articles and book chapters online. To make this content more visible and accessible to non–francophone scholars, (with the support of the CNL, a French governmental agency dedicated to the promotion of French publications around the world) has designed a special interface,, enabling internet users to browse and easily find content from French journals without speaking a word of French.