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The IGB is administered under the auspices of a world scientific committee and supported by the IGU  (International Geographical Union).

It provides information on the most recent geographical publications across the world with abstracts in French or English. It offers a keyword-search system (by subject matter or place) in French, English or Spanish.


The IGB was created in 1891 by geographers and for geographers.

It offers analyses of articles of the main geographical world journals (300), books, congresses, theses, maps and atlases with a classification by sections (theoretical, thematic and regional).

It covers much of the geographic world field including a specialized network of correspondents in some topics or countries.


The IGB is a database containing some 185, 000 bibliographical entries.

It was added to the FRANCIS databases system of the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in 1976 and is maintained by the INIST.

Until the end of the year 2014, it was produced by the UMR PRODIG with some 3 800 new records added each year.

In 2015, it was stopped being produced, due to a change in the CNRS scientific and technical information strategy which implied the shut down of the FRANCIS databases, of which the IGB was part of, in favour of data research valorization.



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