French

Finding Images

 

You can find all of the image databases Binghamton University subscribes to and those that are open access at the Art & Architectural History Subject Guide, Image Databases Page.

 

Image sources are not just onlinedon’t forget about print! Not everything is digitized, so be sure to look in:

  • Books, journals, maps, and other print material in the library
  • The archival holdings in Special Collections (they will help you scan images if it is safe to do so)
  • If it is something that you can photograph yourself (such as a historic site or building) this may be a good option.

 

Search Strategies for Finding Images

Searching subjects and keywords will help you locate an image; if you are having trouble locating the desired image, make sure to include as much information as you know about it. You can also generate synonyms and look at the Art & Architecture Thesaurus and Union List of Artist Names if you are not sure what something is called.

Citing Images

For Citing Images in your papers, presentations, handouts, etc., please see the Libraries' Citing Images Guide.

News

Le Monde  Journal d'information en ligne, Le Monde.fr offre à ses visiteurs un panorama complet de l'actualité. Découvrez chaque jour toute l'info en direct (de la politique à l'économie en passant par le sport et la météo) sur Le Monde.fr, le site de news leader de la presse française en ligne.

Le Figaro is a conservative French newspaper.

Liberation is a left-leaning French newspaper.

AllYouCanRead.com  is a database with links to magazines and newspapers from around the world.  French language publications from France, Canada, Haiti, Tunisia and other countries are represented. 

 

Media

Radio & Television

There are now a number of web sites that connect to radio broadcasts. Try Radio-Locator or Live-Radio.net.

Radio France: A French public service broadcaster, with seven stations (France Inter, France Info, France Culture, France Musique, FIP and Mouv.)  They include broadcasts of news, cultural events, music and more,  Classical music and jazz are particularly well represented; Mouv is devoted to pop and contemporary music.

France 24 provides French and International news in English, French or Arabic (select the language at the top right of the screen.) "Its mission is to cover international current events from a French perspective and to convey French values throughout the world. "  A live RSS feed appears to the left of this screen.

Agence France Press (AFP) is "a global news agency delivering fast, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our worls from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology"  Content is in French, English and other languages.
 

Other Museum Web Sites

Museums

Logo of the Musée du Louvre - Home page of the Web site of the Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)Le Louvre the official web site of one of the world's largest and most beloved museums. This site is available in French and English. A link on the "Plan Your Visit" page called "Out and About the Louvre" is a collection of other nearby museums.

La Réunion des Musées nationaux the official web site of the French National Museums.

Le mémorial de la Shoah is the largest research, information and awareness raising centre in Europe on the unprecedented history of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War. This museum, documentation centre and place of remembrance, offers an exceptional set of documents and numerous activities inorder to contribute to a better understanding of this period in history. Located in Paris in the heart of the historical Marais quarter, the building occupies close to 5,000 m2. This site, available in French and English versions, inlcudes links to the Multimedia Encyclopedia of the Shoah, historical maps of camps in France, and over 75,000 photographs organized by theme.

United States Holocaust Museum a site search of FRANCE will yield articles, maps, bibliographies, photographs and videos concerning World War II.

 

EuroDocs links connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. They shed light on key historical happenings within the respective countries (and within the broadest sense of political, economic, social and cultural history). The order of documents is chronological wherever possible.Click on the link to France -- the information for the period 1872-1945, for example, contains links to primary sources for the Dreyfus Afffair, World War I, World War II (including collaboration and resistance.)

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