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The Library holds digital collections of print, pictorial and audio-visual material. To browse these collections, see the Digital Collections homepage (http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html). French materials are found throughout the digital collections. To search for an individual item, consult the Library's online catalog . Record entries for digitized items will include a link to the digitized version of the item. For special format items, e.g., prints, photographs, films, maps, etc., consult the online catalogs to the collections posted on the individual special collection homepages (http://www.loc.gov/rr/).
The National Library of France [Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)], maintains extensive online digital collections, searchable on the Gallica homepage (http://gallica.bnf.fr)External link and through the BnF's general catalog (http://www.bnf.fr External link or http://catalogue.bnf.fr).External link The library's Signets de la BnF also links to other French and international digital libraries and resources (http://signets.bnf.fr)External link under Généralités, Bibliothèques numériques.
Typing French Accents
If you need to type in French and make use of diacritical marks such as the cédille; circonflexe; and accents aigu, grave, and tréma, switch the keyboard setting in your computer's Control Panel to International. For more details, see the links below.
The MLA International Bibliography, produced by the Modern Language Association of America, consists of citations related to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore in nearly 4,000 scholarly journals, books, book chapters, and other formats. Includes some non-English language material. 1926 to present.
Provides full text articles of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, education, political science and gender studies. Coverage dates vary by journal title. Mostly 1993 to present. How-to videos.
The library’s online catalog contains information about the books, e-books, music scores, videos (both DVD and VHS), and sound recordings that the library owns. The catalog also contains detailed information about the print journal and magazine titles that the library owns, but it does not contain citations for individual articles. For more help in using the catalog, ask a librarian, review our FAQs.