Fridoc is the most comprehensive refrigeration database in the world.
It comprises almost 100,000 documents selected from scientific and technical publications from all parts of the world, in all refrigeration spheres. Each bibliographical note comprises the full bibliographical references of the document, keywords, the fields covered, and in most cases an abstract. Many of the documents referenced in Fridoc can be directly downloaded following on-line payment where applicable. For other documents, links to other databases or Web sites provide access to the documents. IIR members have quotas of free downloads.
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What’s in Fridoc?
Most of the documents referenced in Fridoc are scientific and technical. Fridoc also contains many review articles, documents dealing with economic and statistical data, articles dealing with regulations and standardization, etc.
Articles constitute most of the content in Fridoc (96% of all referenced documents), as follows:
- articles published in scientific and technical periodicals represent almost 70% of the total content;
- papers presented during conferences and congresses (above all IIR events) represent almost 30% of the total content.
The database also contains several thousand monographs (4% of the total content), as follows:
- 75% of monographs deal with books, booklets or theses;
- 25% of monographs and conference and congress proceedings (above all IIR events).
What fields does Fridoc cover?
The documents referenced in Fridoc are classified according to 12 overarching themes covering all refrigeration technologies and applications. Each of these themes is sub-divided into fields (145 in all). Perform a thematic search
The following diagram shows the distribution of documents referenced in Fridoc according to the 12 overarching themes.
What languages are covered by Fridoc?
Fridoc is a highly international database: currently, it contains documents written in 36 languages by almost 80 000 authors. The following diagram shows the distribution of documents referenced in Fridoc on a language basis.