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eBooks/Online Book Collections

A guide on how to find and use ebooks in your research. How to work with various ebook platforms: reading, printing, and downloading on your computer or an ereading device.


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What is ARTFL?

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Founded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the ARTFL Project is a consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources.

Main Database: ARTFL-FRANTEXT, over 2900 texts ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing from the 12th to the 20th century.

French Women Writers, over 100 works by French women authors from the 16th to the 19th century.

Provençal Poetry, 38 collections of texts from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Textes de Français Ancien (TFA), 103 works from the 12th through 15th century.

The Journal de Trévoux, ou Mémoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des Beaux-Arts. 109 volumes, 1751-1758.

Pierre Bayle, Dictionnaire historique et critique (5th Edition, 1740).

Louis Moréri, Le Grand dictionnaire historique, ou le Mélange curieux de l'Histoire sacrée et profane, etc. (1759).

Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Database, 1,960 vernacular texts dated prior to 1375, including Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as many lesser-known texts.

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A selection from ARTFL