With its full-text records and special dossiers, Gallica is an extraordinary tool for historical research. Rare records on several subjects, mainly related to France and francophone culture, are provided with a regular updating rate


Gallica is an online data bank and electronic library of the National Library of France, copyright-owner of the website content. Content selection is made by a highly professional staff of librarians


Full range of formats are available from lists to full-text, with rich metainfo or abstracts provided for each record. Special dossiers are also organized by theme or historical period

Information density

Here we have over 90,000 text documents and 80,000 images from Middle Ages to 20th century's works, with an average amount 500 new entries each month

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Of course many disciplines are covered here (philosophy, literature, law, political science, economics, geography, etc.), mainly referring to the 15th-19th centuries in France.A great ressearch tools are the administration and political science dictionaries published between the 18th and 20th century

Updating Rate

New records are consistently added with a monthly frequency