French and Francophone

French resources

9. Virtual resources

9.3 humanities portals and sites


Intute Arts and Humanities Hub
This site is one of the most useful for all areas of research in the Humanities. It contains links to sites within all subject areas of the Humanities (simply click on French Studies in this case) and you will be offered routes to projects/organizations, primary sources, research-related sites, secondary sources, teaching and learning related sites and also bibliographical sources. It is regularly updated and continuously maintained.

This site is of interest to researchers, academics, students and teachers in the French language. It provides links to bibliographical resources, libraries, academic institutions, cultural organizations/events, research centers, media, conferences, etc.

The British Academy Portal
This is the British Academy's directory of online resources in the humanities and social sciences. It is designed as an entry point to resources available for those working in higher education and research, including the domain of modern languages amongst many other subjects.

Gabriel - Gateway to Europe's National Libraries
This is the World Wide Web service of Europe's National Libraries represented in the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL). It offers information about all the National Libraries of Europe, their services and online exhibitions. - le portail de la culture 
From this site you can search websites, articles, organizations, museums and libraries of all cultural sectors.

Littérature francophone virtuelle
On this site you will find information about autobiographies, bibliographies, philosophy, poetry, publications and novels. Moreover, this site serves as a virtual library providing an extensive amount of literature online. Access is free of charge.

HAPAX: French resources on the Web
Hapax is an experimental server featuring Web links to French-related resources. It is of interest to university-level teachers and students. Access is free of charge.

French Resources - Romance Studies at Harvard University
This portal organized by the Department of Romance Studies at Harvard provides excellent links to French Resources.

ENSSIB Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques En Ligne
This portal will allow you to access a plethora of further portals and sites covering, online libraries, information on libraries (material and virtual), education, information technology, literature, pedagogical resources online, and on many other areas.

Centre National du Livre
General information on French books and publishing houses. Access is free of charge.

This is site is of interest to researchers, academics, students and teachers in the French language. It provides links to bibliographical resources, libraries, academic institutions, cultural organizations/events, research centers, media, conferences, etc.

Littérature de langue française en ligne
On this site, you will find Web links to sites on French literature, theatre, cinema, dictionaries, encyclopedias and multimedia. Access is free of charge.

Literature of the French Middle Ages
On this site you will find information on a great variety of French documents and texts from Medieval times. Access is free to all students.

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL)
This is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization. OMACL is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers.

Fabula: la recherche en littérature
This site offers a plethora of information on literature, fiction, theory of literature and poetics.

Mauvais genres
Here you will find references for the genres of detective stories, science fiction and fantasy.

Zazieweb: la communauté des e-lecteurs
This is an interactive site where you can respond to and communicate about all kinds of literary questions. A great portal to further sites concerned with the debates and dissemination of literature. It is free.

Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory - SAS IMLR  
This site is dedicated to supporting researchers by directing them to emergent research in Cultural Memory that may not yet be listed on major bibliographic databases. It is also designed to direct users to writing on Cultural Memory in general that offers a theoretical framework to support their developing research.

Through this site you can connect to a collection of texts and hypertexts in French concerned with Theatre Studies.

Eighteenth-Century Resources - Literature
A great online resource for eigteenth-century studies - check out their French section!

ARTFL project of the University of Chicago
An extremely interesting and useful site containing many databases including Provençal poetry, French Women's writing, online French dictionaries, an online version of Diderot and D'Alembert's Encyclopédie, etc.  Restricted to institutional subscribers.

Links dedicated to francophone resources with emphasis on countries other than France

L'ILE - Le Centre de documentation virtuel sur la littérature et les écrivains québécois
Site giving access to information about French Canadian literature.

New York University Libaries: web page on francophone resources
Check out this excellent section on francophone resources of the New York University Libraries.

French-at-a touch
This is a francophone sourcing tool for students and academics, providing links to all kinds of information (geographical, economic, historical and gastronomic) on the different regions, départements, cities and towns of thefrancophone countries.

Conseil International d'Etudes Francophones 
The Conseil International d'Études Francophones (CIÉF), or Council of International Francophone Studies, is a non-profit association whose aim is to encourage interdisciplinary studies, research, and publications concerning all countries and regions of French expression. Anchored in North America where it was born, the CIÉF is designed for those who belong to French-speaking communities as well as those who are interested in the Francophone world.

Agence universitaire de la francophonie
This huge portal of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie will allow you to connect to further online francophoneresources, virtual libraries, educational sites, partner sites in francophone countries, and many other interesting links. The site is dedicated to 'L'information scientifique et technique en français pour les universitaires Nord-Sud'.

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
This site represents the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, offering links to its different member states, and information and news on political and cultural activities, and its different agencies.

The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

The Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS) is an international organisation which exists in order to promote, facilitate and otherwise support the work of all scholars and researchers working on colonial/postcolonial studies in the French-speaking world. SFPS was created in 2002 with the aim of continuing and developing the pioneering work of its predecessor organisation, the Association for the Study of Caribbean and African Literature in French (ASCALF).
The virtual library of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie