Gallica: Bibliotheque Nationale de France

Gallica is an "experimental server" with links to thousands of electronic text, image, animation, and sound files bearing on the nineteenth-century French experience. The literature subsection draws on texts of classic French literature from the 12th century onward. There are introductory pages for the following disciplinary groupings: History; Political Science; Law and Economics; Literature; Philosophy; Science and the History of Science. The language is French. Most files are full-text/image, but more than 300 works are available in full-text/ASCII. A special strength is digitized photographs, of which this site had over 10,000 in early 1999. The site's general search engine is linked to under the term "Recherches-plein texte" (under "Consultation" in the general menu). (Updates vary)

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1800 to early 20th century; Literature coverage begins 12th century


Bibliotheque nationale de France


French, English, German, Italian

Resource Types

E-Books and E-Texts, Images and Sound

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