The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject: French
Includes medieval illuminated manuscripts.
See also Canadian Texts Literature: General Works and literature time
- ABU: la Bibliothèque
Universelle (l'Association des Bibliophiles Universels, France). As of
November 2000, close to 300 online texts by 94 French authors. Established in
1993, site also includes electronic French dictionaries.
- The Age of King
Charles V (1338-1380): 1,000 Illuminations from the Department of
Manuscripts (Bibliothèque Nationale de France).
- ARTFL Project: Project for
American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (Robert
Morrissey, director hosted by the University of Chicago). Collaborative
research and digital content production project between the Centre National de
la Recherche Scientifique's Institut National de la Langue Française and
the University of Chicago's Divisions of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Free access to some digital facsimiles with searches of these digital versions
restricted to ARTFL subscribers. ARTFL is also involved in production of
electronic versions of public domain English language dictionaries and
- ATHENA: textes
français: la bibliothèque française (Compiled by Pierre
- Cefael, Collections de l'Ecole française d'Athènes en ligne (Online Collections of the French School of Athens). Athens, Ecole française d'Athènes, 2003-. Browsable/searchable collection of publications issued by the French School of Athens since the 1870s. The school, founded in 1846,  mainly studies the prehistory and history of Greece, primarily through archaeological data. Date accessed: 2005-10-22. Date added: 2005-10-22.
- The Charette
Project (Princeton University and University of Poitiers). Digital version
of 12th century romance by Chrétien de Troyes, Le Chevalier de la
- Les Classiques des sciences sociales
Tremblay, Cégep de Chicoutimi, Québec hosted by l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi).
As of November 2001, this digital collection contains over 100 original
French language or French translations of works in other languages considered
classics of the social sciences. Publications are available as downloadable  Microsoft
Word,  Adobe Acrobat PDF files, or as links to external HTML files. Thumbnail
digital facsimiles of the monograph's covers are also available.
- Early Modern
French Women Writers (Electronic Text Research Center, University of
- France in America = La France en Amérique. Washington, D.C.: Library
of Congress Paris, France: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2005-. A Collaborative Digital Library, part of the Global Gateway section of the
Library of Congress, this bilingual site " tells the story of the French presence in America and the interactions between the French and American peoples from the early 16th to the late 19th centuries." Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- French Online
Resources (Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library).
Searchable/browsable collection of electronic versions of French language works
(chiefly literature). Some works are restricted works.
Revolutionary Pamphlets (Mark Olsen, ARTFL Project, University of Chicago).
As of February 2001, three digital facsimiles of 1790s pamphlets are
- Gallica. Paris:
Bibliothèque nationale de France. Multilingual digital library collection,
along with many special contextual presentations most of the digital content,
as is the site interface,  is in French. Date added: 2004-04-21.
- Histoire de France: World
Wide Web Virtual Library. Extensive links to online publications organized by
- Laboratoire de
Français Ancien, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa (Canada).
Select the Activités link to access full-text versions of French texts
from the 12th through 18th centuries.
- Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, and American Social History Project (City
University of New York). Multimedia browsable/searchable site featuring over 300 transcribed French texts (mostly translated into English), song lyrics (bilingual), maps, images and original essays.
- La Louisiane française, 1682-1803 = French Louisiana, 1682-1803. France: Ministère de la culture et de la communication, 2003. A virtual exhibit on the history of France in the southeastern United States, this bilingual site includes digitized archival and published sources. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- The MARGOT Group (University of Waterloo, ON, Canada).
The MARGOT (Middle Ages and Renaissance research Group - cOmputers and Texts) group " analyses and publishes texts from the Early Modern period electronically and in paper format." The texts are chiefly French and by women writers. Free registration is required to access the texts which can be searched and displayed in HTML format or downloaded as Adobe Acrobat
- New France, New Horizons: On French Soil in America = Nouvelle-France, Horizons Nouveaux: Histoire d'une terre française en Amérique. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada Paris: Archives de France, 2004-2005. A bilingual site that marks the 400th anniversary of France in North America (1604-2004), featured here are a virtual exhibit based on 350 archival documents that trace the history of New France, and a descriptive database linking
to thousands of digitized documents from Canadian and French archives. System requirements: Adobe SVG Viewer for digitized documents. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- Pamphlets and
Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848 (University of Chicago
Library). Digital facsimiles browsable by title or searchable by title keyword
or call number.
- The Songs
of Jaufré Rudel by Rupert Pickens. Second, electronic edition of
a work originally published by Pickens in 1978 which reproduces and documents
seven songs attributed to the medieval troubadour Jaufré Rudel.
- Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links:
Literature (Bob Peckham, University of Tennessee, Martin). Most links are
cited only by title, but some include a brief description which assists in
deciding how relevant the link would be.
- textes rares. Site in French
and some English. " Texts and pictures from the 15th to the 19th century."
The focus of this site is on the illustrations themselves, not the printed
words. Both published and unpublished (manuscript) works are included. Some
works are represented as a mixture of digital facsimiles and HTML transcriptions.
Date accessed: 2002-02-07. Date added: 2002-02-07.
- University of Alberta, Faculté Saint-Jean, Bibliothèque virtuelle. This
collection consists of transcriptions in Rich Text Format (RTF) files of various literary works by
several French-Canadian authors.
- Voltaire Foundation
(Oxford University). A department of Oxford, the foundation's Web site offers a
digital library of Voltaire's writings and research materials into his life and
the world of the Enlightenment.
Compiled by David
Mattison, Victoria Telecommunity
Network, BC. Copyright © 2000-2011 by the
BC Community Network Association. This
site may be freely linked to but not duplicated in any fashion without the
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