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Early French books websites

This page contains selected links to websites relating to early French books.

Web resources from France

Libraries and Library Catalogues:
Bibliothèque de France (national library; full digital texts via Gallica)
Bibliothèque Mazarine (Paris) (France's first public library)
Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médecine (Paris) (history of medicine)
Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon (historical library; strong Jesuit collections)
Bibliothèque Fondation Napoléon (Paris) (dedicated to First and Second Empires)

Academic Institutions and Projects:
Institut de France
Académie Française
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Académie des Sciences
Académie des Beaux-Arts
Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques
Institut de l'Histoire du Livre
ÉNSSIB (national school for library and information studies)
École Nationale des Chartes (training for achivists and book historians)
Fabula (French literature research hub)

General:
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (includes links to research libraries)

Web resources from the UK

CÉSAR Database (17th- and 18th-century French theatre resources)
St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute (database of pre-1601 French books)
Voltaire Foundation at Oxford
Society for French Studies (includes Current Research in French Studies)
Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (19th-century French studies)

Web resources from elsewhere in Europe

Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique (Belgian national library)
Bibliothèque Nationale Suisse (Swiss national library)
Répertoire des Fonds Imprimés Anciens (directory of early books in Swiss libraries)

Web resources from North America

Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec (Montr&eacuteal)
National Library of Canada / National Archives of Canada (Ottawa)
New France, New Horizons (resources relating to the French in North America)
Musée de la Civilisation (Québec City) (includes Séminaire de Québec archives)
John Carter Brown Library (Providence) (strong on the French in North America)
New York Public Library (strong collections of early French books)
Newberry Library (Chicago) (strong on the French in North America)