Room M – Ethnology, sociology, geography

Room M welcome all readers carrying a research pass. It offers collections in sociology, anthropology, ethnology, geography and education sciences on its shelves. It seats 125 people and offers microfiche readers, specific equipment for visually impaired users and a reproduction room. 

 

Collections

The Room M collections offer monographs and periodicals on ethnology/anthropology, sociology, geography, and education sciences. 
  • Sociology 
    Research monographs and periodicals. Monographs collections are organized according to the different disciplines of sociology (demography, sociology of work, family, delinquency etc.) with geographical distinctions when possible. 
  • Anthropology / ethnology
    Research monographs and periodicals. Monographs collections cover geographically organized methodological and epistemological questions on 5 continents. 
  • Géography
    Research monographs and periodicals. The collections cover human and physical geography and the geography of the different world regions. They also offer a collection of travel stories. Maps are also available on demand. 
  • Education Sciences
    Research monographs and periodicals. The collections include education theory, education, higher education, and adult training. 
  • L’illustration
    Room M also offer the newspaper L’illustration  from 1843 to 1940.

Services offered

  • 75 seats equipped with an internet cable. 
  • 14 freely accessible computer stations to use electronic resources and internet research.
  • Help for documentary research on how to use paper and electronic collections. Librarians are available to help readers in their bibliographic research and in the use of electronic resources offered by the BnF. All the disciplines presented in the room are featured in our electronic offer. 
  • Material for document consultation: lecterns, futons, book snakes and magnifiers. 
  • 4 cabins for visually impaired users. The cabins are equipped to facilitate the consultation of documents (automatic audio transcription, video enlarger etc.)
  • 7 microfiches readers 
  • Reproduction room. Readers may have reproduced their print or microform version by printing or scanning.
  • Bibliographies and ‘search and find Memos’ are regularly created to help readers in their bibliographic research

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