As a university student or staff member, we tend to take for granted the incredible online resources we receive for free through our library membership. Whether we’re on the uni campus or not, with just a username and a password, we can access an entire universe of research and critical thought. We can always come back to the physical library (thank goodness). But when we graduate or move on to industry employment, we lose that precious key to online knowledge.
Fortunately for all those curious learners out there who no longer have a university library login, the world of online scholarship is steadily moving towards an open-access philosophy. Flawed as it may be, Google Scholar is a good example of where we seem to be headed. Free access to scholarship is still a tiny minority of what is out there, but there’s already a range of reading materials available to those who want to keep learning about French and Francophone cultures, even after they’ve left tertiary study.
That’s where this great series from Taylor and Francis comes in. No matter who or where you are, you can read these fascinating articles about French Arts for free, for the rest of the 2015 year. There are articles on film, literature and music from the French-speaking world. Read on, revitalise your knowledge of French culture and enjoy!
By Gemma King.