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Spotting the different places where information can be found
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Archives  
  • Catalogue  
  • Common Documentation Service [ Service Commun de Documentation (SCD)]  
  • Database  
  • Documentation Center  
  • Interlibrary loan  
  • Library  
  • Multimedia library  
  • Remote information service  

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Libraries, multimedia libraries, documentation centres, archives are documentary spaces, public or private, usually open to students and researchers for their work. They are usually organised as a network. They provide general and specialised information. This information is selected, assessed, structured and accessible via a digital catalogue. Information media vary depending on the establishment.

These establishments also offer services: Access to databases and archives online, interlibrary loan, information accessible on site or remotely via a website or a portal. In order to complete your thesis, it is highly recommended to visit a documentary space. The type of space depends on your subject.

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Fouquet, Josiane,  Bougé-Grandon, Dominique. "Libraries, documentation centers, archives". In UEB (Université Européenne de Bretagne). Form@doct. Rennes: UEB, 2010 (last updated on 3 July 2013). Available at: :


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