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- French language
- French language--Dictionaries--English
- French language--Conversation and phrase books
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- French language--Terms and phrases
Databases and Web Resources
Digital edition of books from the Bibliothèque Nationale; the intent was to create "une bibliothèque patrimoniale et encyclopédique." Covers the Middle Ages through the 19th century. Most material is in French.
ATHENA Textes Françaises
Features French-language works from France and Switzerland and numerous links to texts in philosophy, science, history, economics, and literature.
ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle
Contains 288 electronic texts from 101 authors.
French Women Writers (FWW) Project
A searchable database containing full-text works by French women authors from the 16th to the 20th century. You can search for a particular work by title, or for words within the text. Please note possible spelling variations. From the ARTFL Project.
Online Dictionaries & Language Tools
ARTFL Reference Tools
Verb conjugators, current and historical French dictionaries.
Oxford Color French Dictionary Plus
Covers all the essential French vocabulary of everyday life. With extensive coverage, it presents over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations for those first learning French or for those simply needing a quick reference.