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CatSearch 270K+ French language books and ebooks, some are searched full text.


CatSearch: Articles

CatSearch 490K+ French language scholarly journal articles. Includes scientific articles.

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  • Gallica
    More than 1.6 million books, manuscripts, periodicals, and maps from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
    2,000+ French texts from the 13th to 20th century: classics, nonfiction prose, and technical writing.
  • WorldCat
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  • Google Books
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  • MSU Library Catalog Advanced Search
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  • MLA Bibliography
    Indexes journal articles on French (and other) literature topics
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  • Historical Abstracts
    Citations to world history articles from 1450 to the present including French history. Can limit to French language.

Art, Music, & Culture

  • ArtStor
    Images of artwork. Can limit by nation and time period.
  • CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
    Art images that are rights-cleared for educational use, but no country or date limits.
  • Europeana: France
    Images, text, video, and sound for European cultural object. Can limit by country and date.
  • Oxford Music Online
    Encyclopedic coverage musicians, musical periods, musicology. Search by composer or search France and find time period or topic links in that article.
  • Music Online
    Listen to music from France from various centuries. Some scores included. Search by composer or piece. Limit by broad time period.

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