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A brief list of professional organizations devoted to French studies or culture. Email the librarian listed to your right if you have suggestions for additions, or discover a dead link.
Language and Literature Sources
ACRL/WESS French Studies Web
The French Studies Web provides annotated links to scholarly web resources and includes sites of particular interest to librarians specializing in Western Europe. It does not strive for exhaustiveness. Where possible, links to high-quality, scholarly meta-sites are given.
These are links for finding and accessing online reference sources and texts for French language studies.
Europeana.eu is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 6 million digital items.
* Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
* Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
* Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
* Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
Gallica Digital Library
Bibliothèque Nationale, France. An experimental web site created to give scholars access to digitized holdings of the French National Library. Search engine provides access to over 100,000 fully digitized volumes (full text!) and 300,000 digitized images.
The Google Books Library Project is an effort by Google to scan and make searchable the collections of several major research libraries. If a book is out of copyright and in the public domain, the book is fully available to read or to download.
Literature and Culture of Francophone Africa and the Diaspora
A guide to resources on the web for research on the literature & culture of Francophone Africa and the Diaspora
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device.