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* This Web site is the equivalent to the U.S. Library of Congress Web site.
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*This Web site is the equivalent to the [[Library_of_Congress|U.S. Library of Congress]] Web site.  
* Use this Web site if you are looking for French history books and hard to find documents. Other European countries are also available.
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*Use this Web site if you are looking for French history books and hard to find documents. Other European countries are also available.
  
== Content: in French ==
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== Content: in French ==
  
Access to a growing number of free online digitized and fully downloadable books on a variety of subjects, including historical documents and newspapers.
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Access to a growing number of free online digitized and fully downloadable books on a variety of subjects, including historical documents and newspapers.  
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== Internet Address:  ==
  
== Internet Address: ==
 
 
*http://gallica.bnf.fr/
 
*http://gallica.bnf.fr/
  
== Using the site: ==
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== Using the site: ==
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3 main buttons to use:
  
3 main buttons to use:
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*<div>'''Découverte'''<nowiki>: allows you to browse through the collection by choosing a timeframe or by clicking on the additional buttons</nowiki></div>
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**<div>'''Thèmes'''<nowiki>: Choose a timeframe or start a search</nowiki></div>
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**<div>'''Chronologies'''<nowiki>: Scroll through a timeline&nbsp;</nowiki></div>
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**<div>'''Iconographie, monnaies'''<nowiki>: listing by collection</nowiki></div>
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**<div>'''Dictionnaires'''<nowiki>: variety of dictionaries</nowiki></div>
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**<div>'''Mode texte'''<nowiki>: complete alphabetical listing</nowiki></div>
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*<div>'''Recherche'''<nowiki>:</nowiki></div>
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**<div>Do a search by:</div>
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***<div>'''Mots du titre'''<nowiki>: Title search</nowiki></div>
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***<div>'''Auteur'''<nowiki>: Author</nowiki></div>
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***<div>'''Sujet'''<nowiki>: Subject (alphabetical browse still an option)</nowiki></div>
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***<div>'''Recherche libre:''' free search&nbsp;</div>
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*<div>'''Dossier:'''</div>
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*<div>Reports arranged in categories.</div>
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*<div>Once you have selected a particular book, the original will appear on the right side and a table of content on the left.&nbsp; You can select a particular page or at the top, select “Télécharger” to download in pdf format.&nbsp; You will have to wait until a link is created enabling you to download the file. (Similar to HeritageQuestOnline.com downloads).'''<br>'''</div>
  
* <div>'''Découverte'''<nowiki>: allows you to browse through the collection by choosing a timeframe or by clicking on the additional buttons</nowiki></div>
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== Cost ==
** <div>'''Thèmes'''<nowiki>: Choose a timeframe or start a search</nowiki></div>
 
** <div>'''Chronologies'''<nowiki>: Scroll through a timeline&nbsp;</nowiki></div>
 
** <div>'''Iconographie, monnaies'''<nowiki>: listing by collection</nowiki></div>
 
** <div>'''Dictionnaires'''<nowiki>: variety of dictionaries</nowiki></div>
 
** <div>'''Mode texte'''<nowiki>: complete alphabetical listing</nowiki></div>
 
* <div>'''Recherche'''<nowiki>:</nowiki></div>
 
** <div>Do a search by:</div>
 
*** <div>'''Mots du titre'''<nowiki>: Title search</nowiki></div>
 
*** <div>'''Auteur'''<nowiki>: Author</nowiki></div>
 
*** <div>'''Sujet'''<nowiki>: Subject (alphabetical browse still an option)</nowiki></div>
 
*** <div>'''Recherche libre:''' free search&nbsp;</div>
 
* <div>'''Dossier:'''</div>
 
* <div>Reports arranged in categories.</div>
 
* <div>Once you have selected a particular book, the original will appear on the right side and a table of content on the left.&nbsp; You can select a particular page or at the top, select “Télécharger” to download in pdf format.&nbsp; You will have to wait until a link is created enabling you to download the file. (Similar to HeritageQuestOnline.com downloads).'''<br>'''</div>
 
  
==Cost==
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Free  
Free
 
  
== Tips: ==
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== Tips: ==
  
The Dossier '''“'''L’Amérique en France” (France in America) is a joint venture with the Library of Congress and is available in English.
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The Dossier '''“'''L’Amérique en France” (France in America) is a joint venture with the Library of Congress and is available in English.  
  
 
[[Category:France]]
 
[[Category:France]]

Revision as of 00:48, 19 October 2008

  • This Web site is the equivalent to the U.S. Library of Congress Web site.
  • Use this Web site if you are looking for French history books and hard to find documents. Other European countries are also available.

Content: in French

Access to a growing number of free online digitized and fully downloadable books on a variety of subjects, including historical documents and newspapers.

Internet Address:

Using the site:

3 main buttons to use:

  • Découverte: allows you to browse through the collection by choosing a timeframe or by clicking on the additional buttons
    • Thèmes: Choose a timeframe or start a search
    • Chronologies: Scroll through a timeline 
    • Iconographie, monnaies: listing by collection
    • Dictionnaires: variety of dictionaries
    • Mode texte: complete alphabetical listing
  • Recherche:
    • Do a search by:
      • Mots du titre: Title search
      • Auteur: Author
      • Sujet: Subject (alphabetical browse still an option)
      • Recherche libre: free search 
  • Dossier:
  • Reports arranged in categories.
  • Once you have selected a particular book, the original will appear on the right side and a table of content on the left.  You can select a particular page or at the top, select “Télécharger” to download in pdf format.  You will have to wait until a link is created enabling you to download the file. (Similar to HeritageQuestOnline.com downloads).

Cost

Free

Tips:

The Dossier L’Amérique en France” (France in America) is a joint venture with the Library of Congress and is available in English.