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Resources for French Studies

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A listing of digital library projects in France and Francophone countries on a variety of topics, including literature, medicine, history, more.

A Library of Congress exhibit, which traces the history of the relationship between power and culture from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, using sources housed in France's national library.

Lists thousands of French language recipes.

Internet sources for literary texts in the western European languages other than English. Translations are mentioned only when they are included in collections of original language texts, or when they are themselves of interest.

Provides information on French society, education, and foreign policy, as well as up-to-date French news, and links to cultural sites.

Gallica is the digital library project of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. It provides free access to 70,000 digitized items, including texts, images, and audio. Includes a section, Gallica Classique, of digitized works of classic French literature.

Systematic, extensive guide to Humanities web resources for academia. Hosted by the University of Oxford.

Ménestrel was created by a team of medievalists from various research centres in France. It promotes the development of web-based european resources for the study of the Middle Ages, particularly French resources and provides a list of core electronic resources in the field of medieval studies.

Website for free access to French scholarly journals in social and human sciences, established by the Ministry of State Education, Higher Education and Research. The PERSEE website has as its mission the digitisation and online distribution of back collections of a vast corpus of periodicals.

Revues.org is a federation of human and social science journals in the French language which advocates for open access of scientific publication. Some journals are provided in full-text, others in partial full-text.

The REALIA Project, which stands for Rich Electronic Archive for Language Instruction Anywhere, publishes faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures. Includes cultures associated with the following languages: French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian

WESS French Studies Web provides annotated links to scholarly web resources, created and maintained by the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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