The dat@UBFC portal uses external reference sources, thesaurus and classifications recognised by the scientific communities in their fields of study.
During the validation phase of the records, the librairians link the keywords and taxons entered by the researchers to these controlled vocabularies, in order to suggest a structured and standardised organisation of the described data and to optimise the search.
The external frames of reference integrated into the dat@UBFC portal are:
AGROVOC is an open, structured and multilingual thesaurus (available in 40 languages) of nearly 40,000 concepts (in August 2021), covering agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and related fields (e.g. environment). It is published by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and reviewed by a community of experts. It uses semantic web technologies by connecting to other multilingual knowledge organization systems and bridging data sets. AGROVOC is used by researchers, librarians, and information managers to index, extract and organize data in agricultural information systems. Its role is to allow unambiguous identification of resources, enabling standardized indexing processes and making searches more efficient.
Catalog of life is an open catalog of all known species of organisms on Earth, built from an assembly of checklists (specialized databases) of global species by experts, taxonomists and computer scientists from around the world. It lists nearly 1.9 million taxa (as of September 2020), or nearly 80% of the world's currently known species. The catalog aims to meet the needs of researchers, policy makers, environmental managers and the general public for a consistent and up-to-date list of all known species worldwide.
This bilingual, French-English thesaurus structures the key concepts of ecotoxicology, the study of the impact of pollutants on ecosystems, accompanied by searchable synonyms. The resource area includes human health risks. It also contains terms from geography, animal and plant taxonomy and chemical compounds. It uses polyhierarchy. Concepts are grouped into semantic categories. Definitions are given for some concepts.
Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition (MSW3) is a database on mammal taxonomy, established by the American Society of Mammalogists. It serves as a reference in the field of zoology, giving descriptions and bibliographic data of known species of mammals. The names are organized in a hierarchy that includes Order, Suborder, Family, Subfamily, Genus, Species and Subspecies. This 3rd edition is enriched by the identification of subspecies and by the inclusion of authority information for all synonyms This database can be used as an online reference for identification or verification of recognized scientific names and for taxonomic research.
TAXREF is the national taxonomic repository for the fauna, flora and fungi of metropolitan and overseas France, developed and disseminated by the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) as part of the implementation of the Information System on Nature and Landscapes (SINP). This repository lists the scientific and vernacular names of all living beings identified on the French territory. The bibliographic management, the follow-up of the modifications brought to the repository, the problems of data management are also fundamental aspects implemented to ensure the coherence and the rigor of the repository.
IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) is the organization responsible for setting standards in chemistry. IUPAC Standards Online is a database built from IUPAC standards and recommendations, which are extracted from the journal Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC). Access to the database is restricted. The International Chemical Identifier or InChI is a textual identifier for chemicals, designed to be a standard for encoding molecular information that is accessible to humans and to facilitate searching for such information in databases or on the web. Initially developed by IUPAC and with contributions from NIST and the InChI Trust, the format and algorithms are non-proprietary.
Controlled vocabulary used for indexing bibliographic references in the PASCAL database in chemistry. It is aligned with the terms of the ChEBI (Chemical Entities of Biological Interest), RXNO (name reaction ontology), MOP (molecular process ontology), REX (Physico-chemical process), FIX (Physico-chemical methods and properties) ontologies, and the terms of the IUPAC Gold Book. This resource contains 9150 entries grouped into 21 collections.
This terminology resource is derived from a controlled vocabulary used from 1972 to 2015 for indexing bibliographic references in the PASCAL database of Inist (http://pascal-francis.inist.fr/), in the fields of electrical engineering and electro-energetics. It is aligned with wikidata. It contains 6630 entries grouped in 34 collections. The vocabulary can be downloaded in different file formats: RDF/SKOS-XML, PDF or CSV.
Open and shared thesaurus covering the research domains of INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment). It is used as a reference frame within the institute to index and annotate documents, web pages, activity descriptions, datasets, for research or information analysis purposes. This reference frame is represented according to semantic web standards and follows FAIR principles: SKOS representation standard, unique and persistent identifiers, rich metadata, etc.
This multilingual thesaurus, created by INIST-CNRS, gathers and structures, with a polyhierarchy, the main concepts of open science. It was initiated by using existing glossaries and the taxonomy proposed in the FOSTER project. It is enriched through a search of reference documents in the field.
The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information. Continuously enriched and updated, its multidisciplinary terminology reflects the evolution of UNESCO's programmes and activities.
The PACTOLS are six micro-thesauruses: Peoples, Anthroponyms, Chronology, Toponyms, Works, Places and Subjects. They are managed by FRANTIQ and allow the indexing and interrogation of the Indexed Collective Catalog (ICC) and other external databases. Today, due to the expansion of the Frantiq network, they cover archaeology from prehistory to the Second World War. Translated into English, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Arabic, the PACTOLS are regularly updated. It is possible to consult the entirety of these thesauruses from the multilingual online manager OpenTheso.
(Medical Subject Headings) is the reference thesaurus in the biomedical field. This initiative was launched and is still maintained by the National Library of Medicine of the United States of America and is based on the MEDLINE-PubMed system with the participation of INSERM for the French version. Mainly used in hospitals and medical schools, the thesaurus is available in English and French.
PhySH (Physics Subject Headings) is a classification system for physics developed by the American Physical Society, covering all branches of physics, including astronomy, quantum computing, and physics education. The concepts are organized along two dimensions: facets (research areas, physical systems, etc.) and disciplines. They are linked to each other in a flexible hierarchy reflecting the broader/closer relationships between them. PhySH is only available in English.
Maintained by LTER Europe, Envthes is a controlled vocabulary that has been built within the EnvEurope project, as a basis for the long-term semantic integration of research data in the field of ecology and monitoring in Europe. It is based on existing vocabularies such as GEMET, INSPIRE themes, EUNIS habitat, LTER, AGROVOC..., extended according to other needs of LTER Europe. It therefore covers a very wide semantic field.
The scope of this controlled vocabulary includes not only aerospace engineering, but also all supporting fields of engineering and physics, astronomy, astrophysics, earth sciences, and biological sciences. The thesaurus contains over 18,400 terms. It is available in pdf and only in english.