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French Language & Literature

A guide to resources for the study of the French language and literatures in French.

Full Text Newspaper Databases

Access World News - Full-text access to a short list of French news sources, including Agence France-Presse (2/6/2004-present) and La Chaine Info (12/4/1997-present). (netID restricted)

Chronicling America - Search across newspapers from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. (Open Access)

Europeana Newspapers - Prototype newspaper browser for full-text access to 10 million European newspapers. (Open Access)

Factiva (Dow Jones) - Vast archive of newspapers, magazine articles, corporate financial reports and investment analyses. Publications from hundreds countries, including France, Belgium and much of the francophone world. Electronic access to major daily periodicals like Le Monde and Le Figaro extends back to 1994 and 1996 respectively. See this guide for helpful hints on searching Factiva. (netID restricted)

Global Press Archive - Contains digitized historical news sources from around the world, including Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers (1870-2019). 

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Retrospective access to theChicago Defender (1910-1975), the New York Times (1851- three years prior to the current year), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1995), and the Washington Post (1877-1993). (netID restricted)

Newspaper Indexes


Indexes and Guides to Western European Periodicals
Maintained by the European Studies Section of ACRL that lists print and electronic indexes to European periodicals from the 17th to the mid-20th century. (Open Access)


Hatin, Eugène. Bibliographie historique et critique de la presse périodique française. Z6956.F8H36

Le Monde : Index. 1987- . Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications. Holdings: 1981-2001. AI21 .M651

Le Monde : Index analytique. Paris: Le Monde.  Holdings: 1944/1945, 1951, 1958, 1965, 1968. AI21. M65

Raux, Henri F. 1973- . Répertoire de la presse et des publications périodiques françaises. Paris: La Documentation française. Z6956 .F7R3

Le Monde, à la Une

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