Theme issue on serving immigrants and multicultural communities. Articles in pdf format available through Academic Search Premier on Ebscohost.
Library and Archives Canada. Multicultural Resources and Services. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/multicultural/index-e.html
The Multicultural Resources and Services Program’s mandate is to support, promote, coordinate and deliver multicultural/multilingual collections and services. Includes links to a toolkit developed to help libraries in collection development, a directory listing multicultural collections, heritage newspapers, and vendors of multicultural materials, and a listserv. The site can be browsed by language.
Online catalogue for Renaud-Bray, a prominent Quebec bookstore chain. Has an English version but the content is primarily in French.
Librarie Gallimard http://www.gallimardmontreal.com/
Online catalogue for Librairie Gallimard, a French language bookstore in Montreal. Has an English version but the content is primarily in French.
A French [France] online bookstore.
Chapitre.com http://www.chapitre.com/ Another online bookstore from France.
Another online bookstore from France.
Canadian Parents for French. British Columbia & Yukon. “Stores to Buy French Resources!” http://cpf.bc.ca/site3/index.php/resources-and-research/68-merchandise/550-where-to-buy-resources
Covers sources for books, films, software and videos.
Cataloguing databases Choix http://choix.sdm.qc.ca/
A subscription cataloguing database for French language print materials. Includes an evaluation scale from 1-5 for each item. Choix is the French for Choice. The database is accessible through a paid subscription. Titles are available once they have been catalogued.
Choix jeunesse http://www.communication-jeunesse.qc.ca
A subset of Choix as a separate database covering materials for those up to 17. Accessible via password.
The audiovisual datasbase of the Choix family of products.
New Books Service http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/newbooks/index-e.html
Lists titles processed by the National Library of Canada’s Canadian Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) program. The identification and description of titles are based on data provided by publishers before the titles are published. Includes French language publications. “Each New Books record will include (if available): cover art, table of contents, sample text, information about the author and illustrator, reviews, and details on awards and author readings, along with authorative Cataloguing in Publication data. The most recent additions to the service are featured in the “New this Month” section. Also, readers can take advantage of our powerful, user-friendly search engine to find favourite authors or search by title or subject.”
Provincial lists, etc. Service des bibliothèques de l’Ontario. Développment des collections et ressources littéraires. http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/collectiondev/colldevfr.htm
Provides links to French language collection development resources.
Direction des resources éducatives françaises (DREF) http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/m12/biblio/
The French language counterpart of the Manitoba Education Training and Youth Instructional Resources Unit Library.
Prince Edward Island. Provincial Library Service. Elementary School – Selected French Language Titles. http://web.archive.org/web/20040508111052/http://www.library.pe.ca/selection/school.asp?school=elmstreet
Lists of titles selected to support the French immersion program in Elm Street Elementary School in PEI.
Prince Edward Island. Provincial Library Service. French Language Book List for Grades 1-12. http://web.archive.org/web/20040310185708/http://www.library.pe.ca/selection/school.asp?school=evangeline
The titles include in this list are some of those selected for École Évangeline in PEI to support the French First Language program in grades 1 to 12.
Saskatchewan. Education. Core French. http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/francais/frcore/
Online curriculum guide and resource lists.
Other sources Le Choix http://www.reseaubiblioduquebec.qc.ca/portail/index.aspx?page=2&module=101&RID=6&MenuID=433&cr=1&CPage=1
Un outil pour vous aider à constituer votre collection locale.
- Publié 5 fois par année.
- Comes out 5 times a year.
- Répertorie 100 nouveautés par numéro.
- 100 new titles per issue.
- Donne les information bibliographiques, le prix et un résumé indicatif pour chaque titre.
- Fives bibliographic information, the indicative price, and one resume for chaqure title.
- Offre une sélection “Top Livres” des best-sellers les plus en demande.
- Offers a selection of “Top Books” best sellers and more in request.
A French language journal from Québec dedicated solely to children’s literature. Each issue features an interview with an illustrator or author. On the Web site click “Liens” for links to related sites on French language children’s literature.
Read Up On It! http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/read-up-on-it/index-e.html
An annual listing of Canadian French and English titles for children to young adults from the National Library. A different theme is featured each year.
Association des libraries du Québec http://www.alq.qc.ca/
Association of Quebec Bookstores site. Contains a monthly best sellers list (Meilleures Ventes).