26 January 2021 News Releases, Academic, Community College, Faculty, Librarian

France’s Le Monde Newspaper Archive will be Available to Academic and Public Libraries through ProQuest

Researchers and patrons gain access to 56 years of the esteemed French-language newspaper dating back to World War II

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 26, 2021 – Researchers will soon have a new and invaluable resource for exploring the history and culture of France from 1944 to 2000. The historical archive of Le Monde – considered one of the newspapers of record for France and one of the best-known and most influential publications in the world – will be available in full-page digital image format to academic and public libraries through ProQuest in March 2021.

Le Monde was created at the request of General Charles de Gaulle as the German army was vacating Paris during World War II. At a time when other Parisian newspapers were accused of Nazi sympathies or other political alliances, Le Monde was established for its political independence, and has been ever since. Le Monde is also renowned for its balance in coverage, deep analysis of historical events, and focus on journalistic quality and high intellectual standards.

With cover-to-cover full-page images, article-level indexing and searchable text, users can retrieve all types of content from ProQuest’s Le Monde archive, including news articles, photos, advertisements, obituaries, cartoons and more.

Le Monde is a key source for researching French history and culture, and offers insightful perspectives on some of the most tumultuous time periods in Europe’s past,” said Susan Bokern, Vice President of Product Management at ProQuest. “ProQuest is proud to be the exclusive provider of this publication to academic and public libraries. With access to the historical backfile of Le Monde, students, faculty and patrons can learn about important events and people, identify key trends and themes, and analyze how they evolved over time to shape our world today.”

Available on the recently enhanced ProQuest platform, the Le Monde archive can be searched along with a diverse selection of content – newspapers, books, journals, dissertations and more – giving additional context to a research topic.

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