FREN 720: Introduction to Graduate Studies in French: Digititized Texts/Images

An introduction to library and other research resources for graduate students in French literature.

Online or Digitized Texts and Images

  • ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle (L'Association des bibliophiles Universels) 
    "L'accès libre au texte intégral d'oeuvres du domaine public francophone sur Internet depuis 1993." Provides access to a number of public domain French literary texts as well as several French language dictionaries.

  • ARTFL FRANTEXT  (American & French Research on the Treasury of the French Language is produced by the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, Univ. of Chicago) Consists of nearly 2000 literary works, ranging from classics works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts.

  • Athena  Literature is one section on this huge site. "Textes d'auteurs d'expression française" links to full-text French works.  "Books" has other European writers.

  • Gallica  This digital project of the BNF includes documents of all kinds, not only literary texts. Texts are arranged chronologically and by themes.

  • Europeana In cooperation with European national libraries and publishers, the BnF works about the construction of Europeana, the European digital library providing access, via the Internet, to several million digitized documents representative of the European historical and cultural heritage.

  • Gutenberg-e Full-text scholarly monographs covering all areas of history, available originally and exclusively as digital books, presented by Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association.

  • HathiTrust digital library A digital repository of collections (books and journals) of some of the major research libraries in the United States. More than 30% of the content is in the public domain or Creative Commons licensed and is freely available to view, download and print. Items designated with "Full view" are available for download.  See the Libraries' HathiTrust Help & Tutorials for more information.

  • Persée offre un accès libre et gratuit à des collections complètes de publications scientifiques (revues, livres, actes de colloques, publications en série, sources primaires, etc.) associé à une gamme d'outils de recherche et d'exploitation.

  • Voltaire électronique  Voltaire électronique is based upon the Voltaire Foundation Oxford edition of the Complete works of Voltaire. It includes all of Voltaire's literary works. Texts which have not yet been published in the Complete works are drawn either from the original sources or from the ninteenth-century Moland edition of Voltaire's works.

  •  (édition intégrale des manuscrits de Madame Bovary)