Culture and Literature
- Athena E-Texts
Nearly 10, 000 links to books on philosophy, science, classics, literature, history, economics, etc. Multilingual. Several Search programs on author, title, language, keywords.
- Beacoup! Reference and Education Literature
Search by subject (biography, poetry, etc.) or collection (Shakespeare, Eliot, etc.).
- Encephi: Encyclopedie Hypertexte de la Philosophie
A very friendly Quebec site on philosophy, with definitions, biographies, and French philosophical texts in French.
- Joconde — Catalogue des Collections des Musées de France
Great site that gives access to all the works of art in French public collections that are in the public domain. 135,000 works, 150,000 artists. Thematic research possible (I found 414 references to satyrs!).
- Pennsylvania University Online Books Page
Search books, features, archives online by author, title, subject, foreign languages, and more — amazing, free site!
- Site de l'Encyclopedie Quid
An AMAZING site with all conceivable information about France (and the rest of the world) constantly reviewed and corrected.
- Site Officiel du Musée du Louvre The site of the largest museum in the world! And not just because of the smile of the Mona Lisa.
- French dictionaries of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries
Access to French dictionaries from the 16th to the 19th century.
- Gallica: Bigliotheque National de France Digital Library
Has many links and numerous online texts.
- Lexical FreeNet Connected Thesaurus
Easy-to-use database that allows you to search for relationships between words, concepts, and people. Very powerful with features lacking in other thesauri.
- Merriam-Webster Online
The reference classic — fast, reliable site.
- OneLook Dictionary Search
Multidatabase word and terminology search-queries. Type in your word and look it up in multiple dictionaries and thesauri. The only thing like it out there — a must-have! Dictionary word count = 2,561,928 words in 647 dictionaries now indexed.
- Ultra Lingua Dictionary
Fl dictionaries available through this site for approx. $30. French available (German, Spanish, and Italian available soon) with over 250,000 words signaling slang and vulgar expressions.
- Your Dictionary.com Free Online Dictionary — A Web of Online Dictionaries
Biggest set of dictionaries on the web (more than 1,500 dictionaries representing 230 languages); site also offers linguistic “Fun & Games” (From “Historical Linguistic Games” to “Online Vocabulary Quizzes”).
Mainstream videos and DVDs, including most available popular foreign feature film titles.
- Facets Multimedia
The single best source for international cinema on video and DVD. The FACETS catalog includes both feature films and documentary works.
French books, CDs, video, DVDs, online services.
- Kino Lorber
A small but important collection of international cinema, including seminal works of Weimar film. Excellent print reproductions; many restored versions. Kino Lorber titles are also available through most general video distributors.
- Revues Littéraires et Culturelles
Provides access to a great number of literary and cultural publications (French and Francophone).