Through our institutional partnership with CIFNAL, the Library now has trial access to one of the newest Classiques Garnier Numérique databases. The Grand Corpus des grammaires françaises, des remarques et des traités sur la langue XIVe-XVIIe siècles brings together in one single database the Corpus des grammaires françaises de la Renaissance, le Corpus des grammaires françaises du XVIIe siècle and the Corpus des remarques sur la langue française (XVIIe siècle) which is virtually every available grammar work from the 14th to the 17th century.
To facilitate more systematic investigation, the three resources that constitute the Grand Corpus make available for instructors, researchers, and students numerous research tools: full-text searching, a thesaurus for authors (5 categories), and titles of works (3 categories), and a thesaurus for citations.
A more detailed description of the Grand Corpus in French is available on the Classiques Garnier Numérique site. The trial will be turned on through October 15, 2011 and feedback can be submitted by email to Claude Potts at cpotts [AT] library.berkeley.edu.