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French Studies Recommended Databases

    Contains the complete text of the collection Trésor de la Langue Française (nearly 2600 texts).
    Offers the most comprehensive collection of French and Belgian journals in the humanities and social sciences available online.
  • Choix
    Contains bibliographic records for over 757,000 books and serial publications in French from Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland.
  • Corpus de la littérature francophone d'Afrique noire
    Covers the entire French speaking Sub-Saharan Africa, from Benin to Togo.
  • Eureka.CC
    Provides access to news and current event sources from North America, Latin America, and Europe.
  • Factiva
    Covers national and international news; use the search builder to identify sources by country.
  • Gallica: la bibliothèque numérique
    Contains full-text books and serials covering the cultural history of France from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
  • : ressources numériques en ligne.
    The platform of offers a large volume of content in the form of ebooks, articles, videos, and audio recordings on many subjects in the humanities and social sciences.
  • IBZ Online
    Indexes international multidisciplinary academic periodical literature in the humanities, social sciences and related fields.
    Contains back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and basic sciences with ability to limit results to items in a particular language.
  • Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog
    Allows simultaneous search of the holdings of major libraries in Europe and worldwide; includes used books.
  • Le Grand Robert de la langue française
    Electronic version of the Grand Robert de la langue française includes all 6 volumes of the most current edition.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides wide range of U.S. and international newspapers, radio and television transcripts.
  • MLA Int. Bibliography
    International coverage of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing published from 1926
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Covers reference works and dictionaries for several European languages.
  • Periodicals Index Online
    Indexes thousands of selected international periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences from their first issues to 1995.
  • Persee
    Provides runs of referenced, French-language journals in the field of the social and human sciences.
  • Repere
    Provides citations and some full-text to articles published in 560 French language periodicals published in Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, in France, in Belgium and in Switzerland
    Provides journals in the human and social sciences mostly in French.
  • Érudit
    Leading provider of Francophone and Canadian peer reviewed journals in North America. (Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Université du Québec à Montréal)

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