CERN Document Server

The CERN Document Server (CDS) is the institutional repository that provides acquisition, search and collaborative tools to manage collections of documents produced at CERN. The collections include HEP documents, multimedia documents, bulletins, administrative (directorate, HR, finance) documents, EU project documents (OpenAire, EMi), library and project document types.

The database contains over 800,000 bibliographic records of interest to people working in particle physics and related areas, including 360,000 fulltext documents. It covers preprints, articles, books, journals, photographs, and much more. 


Anyone can search the CERN Document Server; it's an institutional repository with open access for everyone.

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With basic search, you can filter results after conducting a search. Advanced search allows you to choose more targeted search criteria before conducting a search.

More on browsing CDS: search tips.

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Consult the Help Central for more search tips and a full manual on how to browse CDS.

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Last modified Jan. 19, 2024, 1:44 p.m.