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French Literature, Language, and Culture

Resources and strategies for scholars of French literature, language, and culture.

Digital Content

Available from on or off campus to current students, faculty and staff of OU.


Bibliotèque nationale de France. Website of the national library of France.

Blue Mountain Project: Historic Avant-Garde Periodicals for Digital Research A digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848, the year of the European Revolutions, and 1923. An aggregator of European cultural content on the Web including exhibits of art, theatre, oral history, photography, etc. Digital exhibits from La Bibliotèque nationale de France.

French Studies Web. Collection of links on all topics, assembled by academic librarians.

Gallica. Huge collection of digitized historical content, including books, manuscripts, newspapers, streaming music and speeches, and images. From the BnF.

Mango is a language-learning software accessible for free through the Pioneer Library System. A PLS library card is required. Individuals residing, working, attending school, or owning property in communities in Pottawatomie, McClain, and Cleveland counties are eligible to apply for a PLS library card.

Index Translationum. Contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States between 1979 and 2009 and totals more than 2.000.000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth.