Pariscape: Imagining Paris in the Twentieth Century

Fall 2012

Listed in: First Year Seminar, as FYSE-121; Ronald C. Rosbottom (Section 01)

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Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

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Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database (1972 to present)
Index of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).

MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.


Encyclopedia Britannica
Standard general encyclopedia.

Petit Robert
Standard French language dictionary.

Print-format Encyclopedias:
Dictionnaire d'histoire de France Perrin sous la direction de Alain Decaux et André Castelot. Paris : Librairie académique Perrin, c1981. A one-volume encyclopedia of French history - in French. AC Frost Reference / X / DC35 .D53
Dictionnaire de Paris. Paris : Larousse, [1964] A one-volume encyclopedia of Paris - in French. AC Frost Reference / DC704 .D5
Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture [electronic resource] edited by Alex Hughes and Keith Reader. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture. London & N.Y., 1998. A one-volume English-language encyclopedia of French history. (Ref DC 33.7 E53 1998)
Paris : buildings and monuments : an illustrated guide with over 850 illustrations and neighborhood maps / Michel Poisson. New York : H. Abrams, 1999. An illustrated guide. AC Frost Reference / DC708 .P7413 1999


Amherst College Digital Collections
Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.

Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.