The library just for you!
During the lockdown, Sciences Po library offers you selections of resources accessible from your home on more or less serious themes, so that you can wander through our catalogues in a different way and discover resources that are just waiting for you.
Our digital resources are accessible only to members of the Sciences Po community, but we've also thought of others, and our librarians have created a selection of academic resources (but not only) for our outside readers.
Happy reading to all !
YOU CANNOT BENEFIT FROM REMOTE ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY'S DIGITAL RESOURCES?
You are an external user or an Alumni and you can't access our resources by remote access?
Our librarians have developed a list of freely accessible resources especially for you, which is completed as they find new resources.
Two choices are offered to you in this list: a tab with academic resources and another one with all kinds of proposals to cultivate and relax.
You will be able to discover :
- free ebooks offered by several bookstores such as the Furet du Nord bookstore.
- royalty-free stock images from the New York Public Library
- Dalloz's free access offer
- EHESS lectures and conferences
- the best admission papers for the Sciences Po University College in 2018
and so many other things…
YOU WANT TO KEEP READING THE PRESS DURING LOCKDOWN?
Did you know that it is possible to read Le Monde as well as L'Équipe or Télérama from the library's digital resources?
To do so, several databases offer access to different newspapers or magazines. You can find them all in a dedicated section on the electronic resources page.
Researchers and employees of Sciences Po, if you want to forget the news of the moment, you can always consult (with a VPN connection) in the digitized press clipping files other great moments in our history.
Here are a few examples of some of the thousands of press titles:
- On Europresse: Le Monde, Le Figaro, L'Équipe, La Croix, Les Echos, Jeune Afrique, Légipresse, Libération, M le magazine du Monde, Le Monde diplo, L'Obs, le Parisien, Science et vie, Télérama, le Soir (Belgium), la Tribune de Genève, and all the regional daily press.
- On Factiva: The Guardian, South China Morning Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, El Pais, The Economist, la Repubblica, Die Welt, Folha de São Paulo
- Retronews, the site dedicated to the press archives from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France over the period 1631 to 1945 and which offers you articles and dossiers on subjects that have made the headlines over the centuries.
The library also has subscriptions to the Financial Times, Mediapart, The New York Times, etc., among others.
YOU SPEND AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF TIME ONLINE SINCE THE CONFINEMENT BUT YOU ARE NOT VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE RULES OF COPYRIGHT AND IMAGE RIGHTS?
Our Thematic Guide "iconography" will give you the keys to approach the rights of images in all serenity and its solutions to find visuals of quality while remaining within the law.
And as there is nothing better than laughter to learn softly, do not hesitate to read the Copyright Madness column written by lawyers and journalists Lionel Maurel and Thomas Fourmeux.
If you prefer to take your own photos so as not to risk twisting the law, Fisheyes offers a selection of online photography courses.
You will even be able to get inspiration from the great works of the most beautiful museums in the world that have put their collections online: Europeana, Smithsonian Collections, Paris Musées, the BNF-Gallica ...and Google Art Project. Konbini offers a world tour of virtual museum visits.
Having the keys to analyze all these works makes their discovery all the more attractive: don't hesitate to discover "L'image sociale", André Gunthert's blog or to leaf through the Revue française des Méthodes Visuelles and you will be ready to participate in the Instagram project: "tussenkunstenquarantaine".
HOW ABOUT CONTRIBUTING TO THE DISSEMINATION OF OPEN ACCESS KNOWLEDGE?
Transcribing little-known documents and allowing the greatest number of people to discover authors, texts, commitments... this is what several collaborative transcription platforms offer, in France and abroad.
The method is simple: proofreading or correcting a transcription to allow comfortable online reading. Depending on the project, some encoding is added to allow researchers or teachers to use the texts.
Some reference platforms:
- Wikisource is a library of more than 250,000 free and open access texts where you will find the complete range of possibilities to contribute, from the proofreading of texts, to the addition of content, through the corrections.
The Autrices programme (in French only), for example, which aims to make available texts in the public domain written by women, as well as the project "Le deuxième texte", which aims to make texts written by women, with associated pedagogical content, available to teachers. To contribute, go through the help page to create your account, consult the beginner's tutorial and ask your questions, and if you prefer to start in collective mode, join an online workshop.
- Library of Congress "By the people" is the transcription program of the U.S. Library of Congress that invites you to transcribe, edit and "tag" digitized images of manuscripts and typescripts from the Library's collections. The list of transcription campaigns is long. This is one suggestion: Mary Church Terrell: Advocate for African Americans and Women (her speeches, writings, and correspondence). The tutorial is simple and practical, and the help page will tell you more.
- If you want to participate in the transcription of archival and field materials in the humanities and social sciences, the Transcrire platform is for you! You will find archives, field and travel diaries of ethnologists, archaeologists, historians and geographers with little or no exposure. These primary-source documents describe the events, observations and data collected in connection with their research. To transcribe documents, all you need to do is open an account, so you can track your contributions and those of other transcribers on your dashboard. Once you have registered, you will find it useful to read the transcription instructions, then simply select a page and begin.
- A final proposal that is also a favourite: the transcription of the manuscripts of the writer, journalist and feminist Benoîte Groult, kept at the University Library of Angers. They are waiting for you on TACT, a collaborative transcription and annotation platform that hosts research projects and allows everyone to contribute or to solicit the platform's community. Start here to create your account and discover the tutorial...