French Research Guide

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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.
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  • JSTOR
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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.
  • Europeana Collections
    Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks and more from European archives, libraries and museums.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Newspapers

Le Monde

Le Figaro

Magazines


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    Francis I : the maker of modern France (Frieda, Leonie, author.) Frost Library; DC113 .F75 2018

    Une reine épistolaire : lettres et pouvoir au temps de Catherine de Médicis (Gellard, Matthieu.) Frost Library; DC119.8 .G44 2014

    Correspondance 1569-1614 (Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France, 1553-1615.) Frost Library; DC122.9.M2 A4 1998

    The end of the French intellectual : from Zola to Houellebecq (Sand, Shlomo, author.) Frost Library; DC33 .S2513 2018

    A genealogy of terror in eighteenth-century France (Schechter, Ronald, author.) Frost Library; DC33.4 .S37 2018

    Ego-histories of France and the Second World War : writing Vichy Frost Library; DC36.9 .E42 2018

    Médecine et rhétorique à la Renaissance : le cas du traité de peste en langue vernaculaire (Montagne, Véronique.) Frost Library; PC2055 .M658 2017

    Anseÿs de Gascogne : chanson de geste du milieu du XIIIe siècle Frost Library; PQ1425.A473 H47 2018

    Cynismes littéraires (Colloque "Cynismes et littérature en France, de la fin du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours" (2015 : Pari) Frost Library; PQ145.1.C96 C65 2015

    French travel writing in the Ottoman Empire : Marseilles to Constantinople, 1650-1700 (Longino, Michèle, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PQ145.6.T7 L66 2015

    French feminisms 1975 and after : new readings, new texts Frost Library; PQ149 .F724 2018

    Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light (Amine, Laila, author.) Frost Library; PQ150.N67 A46 2018

    Perceforest : complément : variantes inédites Frost Library; PQ1501 .P3 2018

    Bestiaire (Philippe, de Thaon author.) Frost Library; PQ1501.P44 B47 2018

    Hécatombe à Diane (Aubigné, Agrippa d', 1552-1630.) Frost Library; PQ1603 .A66 2007

    Entre Clio et Melpomène : les fictions de l'histoire chez Agrippa d'Aubigné Frost Library; PQ1603 .E58 2010

    L'architecture des Tragiques d'Agrippa d'Aubigné (Lestringant, Frank.) Frost Library; PQ1603.A73 L46 2013

    The subject of desire : Petrarchan poetics and the female voice in Louise Labé (Baker, Deborah Lesko.) Frost Library; PQ1628.L2 B35 1996

    Critical tales : new studies of the Heptameron and early modern culture Frost Library; PQ1631.H4 C75 1993

    Œuvres complètes (Marot, Clément, 1496-1544.) Frost Library; PQ1635 .A1 2007

    Les essais (Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592.) Frost Library; PQ1641 A1 2004

    Œuvres complètes (Rabelais, François, approximately 1490-1553?.) Frost Library; PQ1682 .H83 1994

    Corneille, L'illusion comique and Le menteur (Trethewey, John.) Frost Library; PQ1779 .T74 1991

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

    Balzac contemporain Frost Library; PQ2181 .B324 2018

    À fleur de page : voir et lire le texte de la Renaissance (Conley, Tom, author.) Frost Library; PQ231 .C66 2015

    François Ier et la vie littéraire de son temps (1515-1547) Frost Library; PQ231 .F75 2017

    Mérimée-Bizet (Ozwald, Thierry, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2362.C33 O98 2018

    French encounters with the Ottomans, 1510-1560 (Barthe, Pascale, author.) Frost Library; PQ239 .B36 2016

    The graphic unconscious in early modern French writing (Conley, Tom.) Frost Library; PQ239 .C67 1992

    Writing as medication in early modern France : literary consciousness and medical culture (Heitsch, Dorothea B., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PQ239 .H45 2017

    L'oeil classique Frost Library; PQ245 .O45 2013

    His Excellency Eugène Rougon (Zola, Émile, 1840-1902, author.) Frost Library; PQ2519 .S713 2018

    The sacred conspiracy (Bataille, Georges, 1897-1962, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.A695 S23 2017

    Ah! Ernesto (Duras, Marguerite, author.) Frost Library; PQ2607.U8245 A625 2013 x

    Dictionnaire Jean Giraudoux Frost Library; PQ2613.I74 Z459 2018

    A certain Plume (Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984, author.) Frost Library; PQ2625.I2 C4413 2018

    Robert Pinget, poète à Minuit : l'ethos poétique d'un nouveau romancier (Marchand, Aline (Researcher), author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.I638 Z63 2018

    Nioque of the early-spring (Ponge, Francis, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.O643 N5613 2018

    Proust à la guerre comme à la fête (Dupont, Anne-Hélène, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 A7338 2018

    Les mémoires maudites : juifs et homosexuels dans l'oeuvre et la vie de Proust (Mimouni, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z78357 2018

    Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris (Weber, Caroline, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z9818 2018

    Mémoires au soleil : roman (Begag, Azouz, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.E343 M46 2018

    Ma grande : roman (Castillon, Claire, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.A82497 M3 2018

    J'ai perdu Albert : roman (Cauwelaert, Didier van, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.A8473 J35 2018

    Platine : roman (Detambel, Régine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E84477 P53 2018

    Philippe Forest : une vie à écrire : actes du colloque international (Colloque international "Philippe Forest--une vie à écrire" (2016 : Paris, France), author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.O725 Z58 2016

    Scénario : roman (Franck, Dan, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.R2664 S34 2018

    Trouver ici : reliques & lisières (Gleize, Jean-Marie, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.L38 A6 2018

    Journal d'Irlande : carnets de pêche et d'amour : 1977-2003 (Groult, Benoîte, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.R6 Z46 2018

    Bitna, sous le ciel de Séoul (Le Clézio, J.-M. G. (Jean-Marie Gustave), 1940-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E25 B58 2018

    Ivory pearl (Manchette, Jean-Patrick, 1942-1995, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.A452 P7513 2018

    Le cœur seul demeure : nouvelles (Milovanoff, Jean-Pierre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.I37 A6 2018

    Massif central (Oster, Christian, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.S698 M37 2018

    Cry, mother Spain (Salvayre, Lydie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.A52435 P3713 2017

    Madame Pylinska et le secret de Chopin (Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.C37844 M33 2018

    Confidences (Lobe, Max, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.O22 C66 2016

    Qui a tué mon père (Louis, Édouard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.O895 Q53 2018

    Le bleu du lac : roman (Mattern, Jean, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2713.A884 B54 2018

    The perfect nanny : a novel (Slimani, Leïla, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.L56 C4313 2018

    Vampires, fantômes et apparitions : nouveaux essais de pneumatologie littéraire (Sangsue, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; PQ288 .S262 2018

    Imaginaires de l'Amérique : les écrivains français et les États-Unis dans l'entre-deux-guerres (Buffet, Alexis, author.) Frost Library; PQ307.U6 B84 2018

    Devis d'amitié : mélanges en l'honneur de Nicole Cazauran Frost Library; PQ36 .C39 2002

    The performance of listening in postcolonial francophone culture (Solheim, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; PQ3897 .S65 2017

    Architextual authenticity : constructing literature and literary identity in the French Caribbean (Herbeck, Jason, author.) Frost Library; PQ3940 .H47 2017

    L'épopée mexicaine de Romulus Bonnaventure : roman (Confiant, Raphaël, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.C66 E76 2018

    Season of the shadow (Miano, Léonora, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.M52 S3513 2018

    Un si beau diplôme! : récit (Mukasonga, Scholastique, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.M843 Z46 2018