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French and Italian Studies

Databases and Digitalized Texts

For these Databases useful for French and Italian Studies, connect from the Databases page (restricted to Stanford use):
  • LIRA
  • PCI
  • Project Muse

French Sources

  • ANRT — Atelier national de reproduction des theses. Database of 37000 thesis available on microfiche.
  • Artamène - the hyperlinked text of a work by Madame de Scudéry.
  • ARTFL (restricted to Stanford use)
  • — Encyclopédie, and FRANTEXT database, with approximately 2000 French texts from the 17th-20th centuries.
    — French women writers, with texts from the 16th-19th centuries.
    — Pamphlets and periodicals of the Revolution of 1848.
    ARTFL also provides access to the OVI (Opera del vocabolario italiano) project.
  • Athena — University of Geneva’s site. E-texts of classic French works and French authors sites.
  • Bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux. This is an excellent site of french texts, especially from 19th Century.
  • BPI-Presse : Database of articles in the French press about current social and cultural issues. 1997 - present, with selected citations from 1978. From the Bibliotheque publique d'information in the Centre Pompidou.
  • Bibliographie des études diplomatiques et éditions d'actes et documents du Moyen Âge français.
  • Bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux. From the Médiathèque André Malraux.
  • CAIRN - French journal database - social sciences and humanities.
  • César. French theater, 17th-18th c. Details of more than 120,000 performances of 25,000 plays and other theatrical entertainments, with notices on nearly 2,000 writers and over 800 theatre spaces.
  • Ciné-ressources - le catalogue collectif des bibliothèques et archives du cinéma. Union catalogue for the major repositories of film and film studies in France, including the Cinematheque francaise, Cinematheque de Toulouse, Institut Jean-Vigo, Archives audio-visuelles de Monaco, and le Conservatoire regional de l'image.
  • Collections. French image database "Collections" sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture. "Collections" is a search engine of a large number of French material culture databases. Use keywords to search.
  • Critical editions of French texts - The University of Liverpool Online series.
  • Cultures, Langues, Textes - Revue des Sommaires. Indexes 145 journals in the humanities and social sciences held by CNRS-Villejuif.
  • Descartes - Oeuvres complètes de René Descartes, part of Intelex Past Masters Collection.
  • Ecole des Chartes (databases of the school’s library sales catalogs, theses, prints, online publications).
  • Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert: Collaborative Translation Website. Thanks to the generous collaboration of the ARTFL project, every translation is linked to the French original.
  • Gallica. The BNF’s site of e-texts.
  • Illuminated manuscripts in public libraries in France including municipal and university libraries and the BNF. This brings together three databases: Enluminures, Mandragore, and Liber Floridus.
  • Itinéraire Culturel du Livre. History of the book and of graphics techniques, an “entrée” into the collections of over 150 museums of the book in Europe.
  • LIMAG (Littératures du Maghreb). Bibliography and more of North African literature.
  • Mercure François.
  • PERSEE - Portail de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales. "PERSEE is a portal that grants online access to entire back runs of French journals in the social and human sciences. Launched in 2004, the initiative is overseen by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research..."
  • Philo 19. Bibliographic database on 19th century French philosophy.
  • Photothèque of Editions Gallimard - database of photographs of French authors.
  • Repertoire of the Theatre de l'Odeon. Lists all plays performed at the Theatre de l'Odeon from 1792-1997.
  • Resources in Book history on the web from Institut d’Histoire du Livre / ENSSIB.
  • Romans@lire. Subject index for recent novels in French and novels from Quebec.

Italian Sources
  • AIDA [electronic resource] : articoli italiani di periodici accademici = Bibliography of Italian periodical literature. Citation database containing journal articles from over 1000 Italian academic journals covering the humanities and social sciences. Restricted to Stanford users.
  • BiGLI (Bibliografia generale della lingua e della letteratura Italiana). Z2355 .A2 B5 IC
  • Bibliografia italiana di studi sull'Umanesimo e il Rinascimento from the IRIS consortium of Florentine libraries. "An online version of the Bibliografia italiana di studi sull'Umanesimo ed il Rinascimento, the supplement to the journal Rinascimento".
  • BNI (Bibliografia nazionale italiana). HAS — Digital Collection.
  • Casalini EIO (Editoria italiana online) - full text of recently published Italian monographs, serials, and conference proceedings in digital form. Publications date from the 1970s to the present, and new titles are being added continuously. It is searchable by author and title; you can also do word searches within the full text. Help using EIO.
  • Early Modern Italy - bibliography (Stanford users only).
  • EDIT16 Censimento nazionale delle edizioni italiane del XVI secolo. Database of Italian editions of 16th century, with over 1200 participating libraries.
  • IPCat - Italian Periodicals Catalogue - online catalogue of holdings of periodicals related to Italian studies in the humanities in libraries in Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Italinemo. Riviste di italianistica nel mondo. Database of articles and book reviews on Italian literature, dating from 2000- present, and updated regularly.
  • I Libri - Italian Books in Print.
  • LIO-ITS 2005 : repertorio della lirica italiana delle origini : incipitario dei testi a stampa, secoli XIII-XVI; a cura di Lino Leonardi, Giuseppe Marrani. CD-ROM, Media-Microtext ZMS 1563.
  • LIZ 3.0 — Letteratura italiana Zanichelli — CD-ROM with 780 works of Italian literature dating from St. Francis of Assisi to the 20th century. HAS-DIGIT Collection.
  • OVI. Opera del vocabulario italiano. 1780 vernacular texts.
  • Princeton Dante Project. Full text of the Commedia and links to major commentaries.
  • Le Riviste - Italian current serials bibliography.
  • Tesionline - Italian dissertations avaible as PDFs.

General Sources
  • Article@INIST. This database allows you to search for documents (Journal articles, Journal issues, Books, Reports or Conferences, doctoral dissertations) in the catalog at the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique.
  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
    Dating back to 1975, this index is based on citations from a wide variety of journals covering French and Italian studies, including a large number published outside of the United States. It fully indexes over a thousand journals in the humanities and selectively indexes close to 7,000 other journals in related fields. Available through Web of Science, restricted to Stanford use.
  • FRANCIS. Produced by the INIST (Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique), it is available through the Web (through Stanford’s Eureka connection, restricted to Stanford).
  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
  • Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. This database contains citations for articles, monographs, proceedings/book chapters, dissertations. Many are European, but not all. Coverage goes back to the early 1990s.
  • Medica@. This site contains several hundred digitalized medical works, including several editions of the Hippocratic corpus, early editions of Galen, 19th-century medical theses by famous doctors, and a smaller number of classic monographs and treatises, mostly dating from the 19th century.
  • Ménestrel — Medieval resource from the Sorbonne.
  • ORB — Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies.

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