French Research Guide

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  • Primary Sources
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  • MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
    Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
  • Electronic Enlightenment (18th century)
    Full text of over 53,000 letters and documents from the best critical editions.
  • WorldCat
    Search thousands of library catalogs for books and more.
    Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
  • Project Muse
    Online database of more than 200 journals from nonprofit publishers. (Alumni access)
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • Gallica
    The Bibliothèque nationale de France's digital library of French and francophone culture
  • French Revolution Digital Archive
    A collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, this digital archive includes two major components: parliamentary archives and images of the revolution.
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    Resurrecting slavery : racial legacies and white supremacy in France (Fleming, Crystal Marie, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; DC34.5.B55 F54 2017

    History as a kind of writing : textual strategies in contemporary French historiography (Carrard, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; DC36.9 .C37913 2017

    The cult of the modern : trans-Mediterranean France and the construction of French modernity (Murray-Miller, Gavin, author.) Frost Library; DC59.8.A4 M87 2017

    A vision of Europe : Franco-German relations during the Great Depression, 1929-1932 (Fischer, Conan.) Frost Library; DC59.8.G3 F55 2017

    French revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empire (Firges, Pascal, author.) Frost Library; DC59.8.T9 F57 2017

    Histoire du Havre Frost Library; DC801.H38 H578 2017

    A history of modern French literature : from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century Frost Library; PQ103 .H57 2017

    Holy deadlock and further ribaldries : another dozen medieval French plays in modern English Frost Library; PQ1240.E8 H65 2017

    Paris street tales : stories Frost Library; PQ1278 .P368 2016

    Lettres d'amour du Moyen Age : les saluts et complaintes Frost Library; PQ1307 .L48 2016

    Race on display in 20th- and 21st-century France (Knox, Katelyn E., author.) Frost Library; PQ145.4.R33 K56 2016

    Marguerite de Navarre's shifting gaze (Chesney, Elizabeth A., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; PQ1632 .C44 2017

    The Oxford handbook of Montaigne Frost Library; PQ1643 .O69 2016

    The complete works of Voltaire (Voltaire, 1694-1778, author.) Frost Library; PQ2070 1968

    The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables (Bellos, David, author.) Frost Library; PQ2286 .B45 2017

    Looking for The Outsider : Albert Camus and the life of a literary classic (Kaplan, Alice Yaeger, author.) Frost Library; PQ2605.A3734 E86347 2016

    Scratches (Leiris, Michel, 1901-1990, author.) Frost Library; PQ2623.E424 Z462513 2017

    Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort : the nobel laureat and his unfinished creation (Martin, Benjamin Franklin, author.) Frost Library; PQ2625.A823 Z716 2017

    Invasion 14 : a novel (Meersch, Maxence van der, 1907-1951.) Frost Library; PQ2625.E3 I5713 2016

    Two novels (Robbe-Grillet, Alain, 1922-2008, author.) Frost Library; PQ2635.O117 A2 1965

    Les yeux bordés de reconnaissance : récit (Anissimov, Myriam, author.) Frost Library; PQ2661.N463 Z46 2017

    The kingdom (Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.A7678 Z4613 2017

    17 (Chambaz, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H2876 A717 2017

    La compagnie d'Ulysse : roman (Chevrier, Jean-Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H45 C66 2017

    Inhumaines : roman des moeurs contemporaines (Claudel, Philippe, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.L31148 I65 2017

    L'innocent : roman (Donner, Christophe, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.O534 I66 2016

    Désordre du jour : poèmes (Droguet, Henri.) Frost Library; PQ2664.R53 D47 2016

    Hemingway, Hammett, dernière : mélodrame (Guégan, Gérard, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.U357 H46 2017

    Without God : Michel Houellebecq and materialist horror (Betty, Louis, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.O77 Z57 2016

    L'astre mort : roman (Jerphagnon, Lucien, 1921-2011, author.) Frost Library; PQ2670.E657 A88 2017

    Gestuaire : poèmes (Kandé, Sylvie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2671.A54 A6 2016

    Ma mère, cette inconnue : récit (Labro, Philippe, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.A22 Z46 2017

    The attraction of things : fragments of an oblique life (Lewinter, Roger, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E963 A8813 2016

    Story of love in solitude : Eros Orpheus Eurydice (Lewinter, Roger, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E963 H5813 2016

    Costa Brava : roman (Neuhoff, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2674.E768 C68 2017

    Croire au merveilleux : roman (Ono-dit-Biot, Christophe, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.N63 C76 2017

    Les Parisiens : roman (Py, Olivier.) Frost Library; PQ2676.Y26 P9 2016

    Chronique d'une fin de règne (Rambaud, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.A455 C55 2017

    Le tour du monde du roi Zibeline : roman (Rufin, Jean-Christophe, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.U357 T68 2017

    Composition no. 1 (Saporta, Marc, 1923-, author.) Archives and Special Collections; PQ2679.A645 C613 1963

    The torturer : a novel (Volkoff, Vladimir, author.) Frost Library; PQ2682.O4 T6713 2016

    Bardo or not Bardo (Volodine, Antoine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2682.O436 B3713 2016

    Radiant terminus (Volodine, Antoine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2682.O436 T4713 2017

    Les visages pâles : roman (Bied-Charreton, Solange.) Frost Library; PQ2702.I43 V57 2016

    Dernière communication à la société proustienne de Barcelone (Énard, Mathias, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2705.N273 A6 2016

    Petit pays : roman (Faye, Gaël, 1982-) Frost Library; PQ2706.A935 P48 2016

    L'effroi : roman (Garde, François, author.) Frost Library; PQ2707.A755 E34 2016

    Villa Kérylos : roman (Goetz, Adrien, author.) Frost Library; PQ2707.O48 V55 2017

    Le testament d'Adam : nouvelles (Haas, Jean-François, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2708.A34 T58 2017

    Le pays où les arbres n'ont pas d'ombre : roman (Kalda, Katrina.) Frost Library; PQ2711.A43 P38 2016

    The end of Eddy (Louis, Édouard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.O895 E513 2017

    Minute : roman (Meklat, Mehdi, author.) Frost Library; PQ2713.E42 M56 2017

    Jardin des colonies (Reverdy, Thomas B., author.) Frost Library; PQ2718.E935 J37 2017

    Le point de Schelling : roman (Rochefort, David, author.) Frost Library; PQ2718.O34 P65 2017

    La gouvernante suédoise : roman (Sizun, Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.I98 G68 2016

    Nos années rouges : roman (Stefanini, Anne-Sophie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.T416 N67 2017

    Spaces of creation : transculturality and feminine expression in Francophone literature (Connolly, Allison, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3897 .C65 2017

    Yours forever, Marie-Lou : a new translation of the classic play (Tremblay, Michel, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3919.2.T73 A6213 2016

    Poetics of the Antilles (Khalfa, Jean.) Frost Library; PQ3940 .K43 2017

    Hunger and irony in the French Caribbean : literature, theory, and public life (Simek, Nicole Jenette, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3940.5 .S56 2016

    "Obeah" and other Martinican stories (Carbet, Marie-Magdeleine, author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.C36 A2 2017

    Moving the palace (Majdalani, Charif, 1960- author.) Frost Library; PQ3979.3.M34 C3713 2017

    African women under fire : literary discourses in war and conflict Frost Library; PQ3980.5 .A32 2017

    The Algerian new novel : the poetics of a modern nation, 1950-1979 (Orlando, Valérie, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3988.5.A5 O75 2017

    Women writers of Gabon : literature and herstory (Toman, Cheryl, author.) Frost Library; PQ3988.5.G3 T66 2017

    Maisons et royaumes : récits (Humbert, Marie-Thérèse, 1940- author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.H85 Z46 2017

    Beyond the barbed wire (Laâbi, Abdellatif, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.L23 A2 2016

    2084 : the end of the world (Sansal, Boualem, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.S2455 E5313 2017

    Another Morocco : selected stories (Taïa, Abdellah, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.T27 A6 2017

    The heart of the leopard children (N'Sondé, Wilfried, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.N76 C7413 2016