La Documentation Française


The website is open and freely accessible by all users and plenty of explanations on its contents are provided. A good quantity of records is accessible for free, but most materials are retrievable and fully dowloadable only by purchasing.

Fee Policy

The website can be freely navigated. Full-text or complete record downloading can be accessed by online shopping. Subscriptions to the different DF publications can also be processed online

Free Retrieved Material

All records in each specific section are described in details and partially or fully retrievable according to their topic, nature and format. Several sections like the international today topics or the dossiers are freely accessible by all users

Linking Richness

The links mainly point to other sections of the Documentation's website or to related websites. Some external links can be found as additional resources in the reports'detailed pages