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Part I. French Gothic Architecture
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Part II. French Renaissance Castles
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Part III. Diderot's Encyclopédie
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Bibliography of the History of Art
1975-2007. Index and abstracts (in French or English) of the literature on European and American art from late antiquity to the present, covering over 1,200 journals. Freely available from the Getty Research Institute.

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Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
ARTFL Restricted Resource
This is a collection of primary source texts from 17th century French including Diderot's Encyclopédie. Read the Editor's Introduction here. Also, the Research and Archival Materials may be of use. Founded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the ARTFL Project is a consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources.
Google Scholar
Accesses the scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other websites. Includes links to resources subscribed to by Grinnell College.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Restricted Resource
Digital repository of resources for the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700), with some full text available. Contains journal citations, e-books, reviews, a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts, and more.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries--General

Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers par une sociéte de gens de lettres
Print Location: Ref. AE25 .E53 1751a
Often referred to as the Diderot Encyclopedia, this facsimile of the original encyclopedia was a defining publication of the French Enlightenment. The electronic version is available through the ARTFL database.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries--Disciplinary

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy was founded in 1995 for the purpose of providing detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The IEP is free of charge and available to all internet users world wide. The present staff of 25 editors and approximately 200 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at colleges and universities around the world, most notably from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. … The authors are specialists in the areas in which they write, and are frequently leading authorities. Submissions are peer reviewed by specialists according to strict criteria.”

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Images of Medieval Art and Architecture -- France
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