About CIFNAL

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)  offers excellent resources in literature, history, and cultural studies from a number of Francophone countries.  The goals of the Global Resources Network (GRN) focus on facilitating and enriching access to international collections.  By joining the Global Resources Network of the Center for Research Libraries, CIFNAL engages in a collaborative partnership that promises to make a wider range of information resources and to support and strengthen scholarship in Francophone studies.  Following its participation in the Conference of the Association Internationale Francophone des Bibliothécaires et Documentalistes (AIFBD) in August 2008, CIFNAL began to develop collaborative relationships with Francophone partners outside of North America. 


 Documentation and member lists for CIFNAL’s Working Groups can be found in the CIFNAL Workspace

The CIFNAL Workspace is a wiki tool that members can access to review and edit or add content. It is open only to CIFNAL Members. Contact the CRL representative for information on access to the Workspace.

Featured: Bibliothèque Bleue

CIFNAL is collaborating with the University of Chicago to add text-searching and analysis capabilities to Bibliothèque Bleue, a collection of fiction, popularized histories, and advice manuals printed in France in the 17th to the early 19th centuries.