French

Evaluating Web Resources

The Internet is a massive collection of sites that vary greatly in quality. Try to approach web resources with a critical mind to make sure the information it contains is accurate. The Libraries have developed some useful guidelines for evaluating internet resources. Issues of authority and currency are of primary importance. That is, who is responsible for the site? Is someone claiming authorship and what credentials does this person have? Is the site updated regularly? When was the last update? And so on.

Web Gateways

Official website of the French Ministère de la Culture. 

This page can be explored in several ways, including by Thématiques (Literature, Cinema, Culture, etc.) or by Region.

 

 

 

Radio FranceA 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.

 
 
 
The ARTFUL Project Public DatabasesFounded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago. ARTFL supports many Public Access databases including the Dictionnaires d'autrefois, the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert, and the Bibliothèque Bleue de Troyes.  (Note: ARTFL offers other databases by subscription, but they are not available to B.U. at this time.)
 
History of France-Primary Documents via EuroDocs. EuroDocs links connect to Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.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.
 

 

Resources Internet Francophones
From CUNY's Lehman College focuses on all French-speaking areas of the world. The resources are organized by region, including Africa, the Caribbean, Louisiana and Quebec.

 

iLoveLanguages French section
Lists 70+ sites, covering, for example, dictionaries, grammars, online courses, online electronic texts and media.

 

 

The ARTFUL Project Public DatabasesFounded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University

Primary Resources