By depositing the full text of your publications in HAL, you allow the widest possible dissemination of your research. The  use of a search engine like Google for any documentary search obviously does not prevent the use of more specialized databases or search engines.

This post lists the main sites used in the academic communities on which your deposits are reported. Some of them are the results of partnerships. This list, of course, is not exhaustive.

Search engines

  • Google Scholar: a Google service indexing only scholarly literature.
  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine): search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library
  • ScanRsearch engine for French research and innovation. Developed by the French Ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation
  • Isidore: platform of search allowing the access to digital data of Humanities and Social Sciences. It relies on the principles of Web of data and provides access to data in free access (open access). Isidore is a realization of the great infrastructure of research Huma-Num.
  • DART-Europe: portal for open access research theses. DARTEurope is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses.. TEL is a partner and is harvested.
  • Semantic Scholar : search engine for research publications related to computer science and biomedicine, developed par the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Databases, open repositories

  • OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe): technical infrastructure pulling together and interconnecting the large-scale collections of research outputs across Europe.

    • OpenAIRE harvests all HAL
    • metadata “European project” must be filled in the HAL deposit so as the publication to be displayed in the list of the publications of the project on the OpenAIRE repository
  • PubMed: most important bibliographic database for biomedical research, provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
    • the HAL logo appears for the deposits with a PubMed ID (PMID) and a preprint/postprint version without embargo
    • extraction of the database once a month
    • to find all the HAL deposits with the PubMed research form:  add the filter loprovhalarchives[sb]
  • PubMed Central: open archive of scholarly articles for biomedical research, provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
    • the transfer of deposits to Pubmed Central is managed by INSERM
    • deposits with a PubMed ID (PMID), whose document language is English and a preprint/postprint version without embargo are eligible for transfer to PubMed Central
    • the request to find all the HAL deposits in the PubMed research form is HAL-INSERM
  • Europe PubMed Centralrepository, providing access to worldwide life sciences articles, books, patents and clinical guidelines. It  includes resources from PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC). It is provided by EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute)
    • deposits with a PubMed ID (PMID) and a preprint/postprint version without embargo
    • to find the HAL deposits in the research form of Europe PMC, select HAL open archive in the dropdown list of the External links
  • RePec (Research Papers in Economics): decentralized bibliographic database, collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 96 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences.
    • all the deposits with the domains Quantitative finance, HSS/Economies and finances oo HSS/Business administration
    • metadata (records and fulltext deposits) are made available daily to RePec in ReDIF format.
    • deposits corresponding to RePec series (working papers series) are reported in specific directories


  • Episciences: overlay journal platform for management, hosting and dissemination of open access scholarly litterature. Articles are submitted to these journals by depositing them in an open archive.  Provided by CCSD.

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