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Système Universitaire de Documentation (SUDOC-ABES)
Hosting Legal Entity
Higher Educational and Research libraries and resource centres
227 Professeur Jean-Louis Viala avenue, ABES, Montpellier, PO: 34193 (France)
Type Of RI
Distributed, Virtual, Mobile
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2000
Design/planning since 1992 to 2000
Scientific Description
The « Système Universitaire de Documentation » (Sudoc) catalogue is a French collective catalogue created by Higher Educational and Research libraries and resource centres. There are nearly 12 million bibliographic records in this catalogue describing all kinds of document (books, dissertations, reviews, electronic resources, audio-visual documents, microfiches, maps, scores, manuscripts (not in Calames) and very old books.)Sudoc also catalogues the series collections of periodicals held by around 2000 non-Higher Educational library institutions (such as Town Libraries, other resource centres, etc.)Lastly, Sudocs mission is to list all dissertations/theses produced in France.Searching the Sudoc catalogue allows you to :- To obtain bibliographic descriptions- To create bibliographies by downloading or exporting records- To save recordings to your shelf, during your search (up to 100 recordings) so that you can download them- To access the full text of a document if it is available on-line- To find where a document is held in a library that is part of the Sudoc network, so that you can consult it, or ask for its loan or copy.

RI Keywords
Catalogue, Information catalogue, Online catalogue
RI Category
Research Bibliographies
Research Libraries
Scientific Domain
Humanities and Arts
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
Access to bibliographic records
Date of last update: 15/03/2018
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