Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Leo S. Olschki e-books collection

The records for the Leo S. Olschki E-books Collection have been loaded to Searchworks. This collection includes all monographs and conference proceedings published by this prestigious publisher since 2000. You can search "Leo S. Olschki E-books Collection" in SearchWorks to browse the collection. Individual records, with links to the e-books, will appear when you search the catalog. Here's some more information about this great new resource for scholars!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

French government publications - some handy guides

Figuring out the various departments, ministries, and divisions of the French government is not easy - and figuring out their publications and where to find them can confuse even the most experienced researchers. Help is on the way with a guide from the BnF:

Publications officielles
Handy tabs bring together key websites and organizational structures for:

  • le Journal officiel 
  • Government publications
  • Jurisdictions
  • Statistics
  • Public Agencies (such as the Banque de France, the CNIL, etc.)

For a guide to more historical primary sources, the British Library has a very useful Guide to French government documents, downloadable as a PDF.
It focuses on the holdings of the main UK Libraries, but is extremely information for title/series information.
Stanford's French official document holdings
Stanford's collection of French 18th Century Judicial and Administrative Sources

And many more pamphlets, circulars, ordinances, etc. can be found in Searchworks.
brought to you by...
Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections