American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) This link opens in a new window
ARTFL is a corpus of nearly 2,000 searchable texts ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing to which the M.S.U. Libraries subscribes. It is available on the internet and may be accessed via our Electronic Resources Pages. The 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller number of 17th century texts and some medieval and Renaissance ones. Recently added is a Provencal database of 38 texts with original spellings. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects covered include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. The basis for the database are items from the Tresor de la Langue Francaise, dictionary of the French language (in Main PC 2625 .I4 v. 1-16). The database is being developed as a joint project of CNRS, the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientific and the University of Chicago.