ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language)
Note: Use of this resource is restricted to current University of Pittsburgh faculty, students, and staff, and may be used for individual research purposes only. Any other use is prohibited.
The database consists of nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing, including works by Voltaire, Moliere, Camus, Balzac and many others. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts.
Recent aditions include a Provençal database that includes 38 texts in their original spellings. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions.
Includes access to a complete on-line version of the first edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, as well as several additional reference works.
ARTFL also includes access the BASILE database: The Corpus de la littérature narrative is the first volume of B.A.S.I.L.E. (Base internationale de Littérature Électronique). It was co-produced by the Éditions Honoré Champion and the CNED - Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale. This database offers to academic institutions (libraries, schools, universities, research centers, etc.) a digital library of about 1000 narrative works (novels, tales, short stories). The database is a virtual library that covers all the French programs from grammar school to university level. The specialist and the researcher will also find texts that were indexed and referenced according to the rules of scholarly editing.
- Full Text: Thirteenth-century to present
- Citations? No
- Abstracts? No
- Full Text? Yes
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