FRANCIS is an interdisciplinary bibliographic database in Humanities and Social Sciences produced by INIST (Institute for Scientific and Technical Information) a unit of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Indexing keywords are in French and in English.
Three domains covered in FRANCIS concerns DAPHNE : Art and archeology, Prehistory and protohistory and the prehistorical to Middle-Ages period of the Religion file.
- Art and Archaeology : Egyptology, Near and Middle Eastern Archaeology, Islam Art and Civilizations, Asian Art and Archaeology, Pre-Colombian Civilizations
- Prehistory and Protohistory :Global prehistorical and protohistorical archaeology from the origins of Humankind to the advent of writing. Methodological issues. Paleoanthropology - Archeological Methodology - Prehistory and Protohistory of Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
- Historical and theological aspects of religion on all continents, from prehistoric times to the present including - religious beliefs and practices - experiences of the divine and the sacred - Christianism, Judaism – Islam – Hinduism – Buddhism - traditional religions of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands - religions of Antiquity.