At present, ARTFL's main corpus, ARTFL-FRANTEXT, consists of nearly 3,000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. In addition to FRANTEXT, ARTFL has built hundreds of databases for researchers and students working in specialized disciplines and languages other than French.
The Electronic Text Center, on the first floor of Olin Library, is a laboratory for the use of full-text primary sources in electronic form (such as CD-ROMs and DVDs). The ETC provides access to the library's electronic texts for scholarly textual analysis and editing from a set of dedicated workstations. The Text Center is open during the hours the library is open. Ask at the reference or information desks for assistance. Example of a corpus available on CD-ROM in the ETC: