French Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Web
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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • 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.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Agincourt (Curry, Anne, author.) Frost Library; DC101.5.A2 C868 2015

Les belles figures et drolleries de la Ligue (L'Estoile, Pierre de, 1546-1611, author.) Frost Library; DC112.9.L64 A3 2016 x

Ruling women (Conroy, Derval, author.) Frost Library; DC121.3 .C76 2016

The life of Louis XVI (Hardman, John, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; DC137 .H369 2016

Liberty or death : the French Revolution (McPhee, Peter, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; DC148 .M4535 2016

In Nelson's wake : the navy and the Napoleonic wars (Davey, James, author.) Frost Library; DC153 .D37 2015

Napoleon : soldier of destiny (Broers, Michael, author.) Frost Library; DC203 .B88 2015

The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed (Barlow, Julie, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; DC34 .B275 2016

Political belief in France, 1927-1945 (Campbell, Caroline, 1977-) Frost Library; DC389 .C27 2015

Les Zazous (Loiseau, Jean-Claude.) Frost Library; DC397 .L63

The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa (Chivvis, Christopher S., author.) Frost Library; DC59.8.M42 C47 2016

Paris vagabond (Clébert, Jean-Paul, author.) Frost Library; DC707 .C537913 2016

A history of the barricade (Hazan, Éric.) Frost Library; DC719 .H3913 2015

Louis : the French prince who invaded England (Hanley, Catherine, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DC90.8 .H36 2016

Making Monte Carlo : a history of speculation and spectacle (Braude, Mark, author.) Frost Library; DC946 .B73 2016

Totem 2 : méthode de français A2. Cahier d'activities (Antier, Marine, author.) Frost Library; PC2128 .A67 2014

Totem 1 : méthode de français A1 (Lopes, Marie-José, author.) Frost Library; PC2128 .L67 2014

Totem 1 : méthode de français A1. Cahier d'activités (Brillant, Corina, author.) Frost Library; PC2128 .L671 2014

Totem 2 : méthode de français A2 (Lopes, Marie-José, author.) Frost Library; PC2128 .L674 2014

Text, image, and the problem with perfection in nineteenth-century France (Sipe, Daniel, 1969-) Frost Library; PQ145.6.U6 S57 2013

Oton de Granson : poems (Granson, Oton de, -1397, author.) Frost Library; PQ1476.G4 A3 2015

Le livre du pèlerin de vie humaine (1355) (Guillaume, de Deguileville, active 14th century, author.) Frost Library; PQ1483.G3 A6 2015

On the happiness of the philosophic life : reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in two books (Meier, Heinrich, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2040.R53 M45613 2016

Jean-Jacques Rousseau écrivain polémique (Mostefai, Ourida.) Frost Library; PQ2053 .M67 2016

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

Rêve d'Orient : plans et scénarios de Salammbô (Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880, author.) Frost Library; PQ2246.S3 R48 2016 x

Les misérables and its afterlives : between page, stage, and screen Frost Library; PQ2287.M5 M57 2015

Ancients and moderns in Europe : comparative pespectives Frost Library; PQ251 .A63 2016

Aragon (Forest, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; PQ2601.R2 Z663 2015

Lettres : 1937-1943 (Artaud, Antonin, 1896-1948.) Frost Library; PQ2601.R677 Z48 2015

Antonin Artaud (Shafer, David A., 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2601.R677 Z813 2016

Simone de Beauvoir (Fort, Pierre-Louis, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.E362 Z678 2016

Avant Godot (Lambert, Stéphane, 1974- author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.E378 Z7557 2016

Mélancolie d'Emmanuel Berl : essai (Raczymow, Henri, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.E587 Z76 2015

Maurice Blanchot et la tradition juive (Hoppenot, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.L3343 Z774 2015

Il y a des journalistes partout (Dachy, Marc, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.R35 Z654 2015

Correspondance : 1899-1950 (Gide, André, 1869-1951, author.) Frost Library; PQ2613.I2 Z48 2016

Lettres à la NRF : 1928-1970 (Giono, Jean, 1895-1970, author.) Frost Library; PQ2613.I57 Z48 2015

El principito (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A274 P418 2001

El principito (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A274 P418 2005

El pequeño príncipe (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A274 P418 2007 x

El principito (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A274 P418 2014

El principito (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A274 P418 2015

Commentary : a tale (Sauvageot, Marcelle, 1900-1934, author.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A924 C6613 2013

Le journal littéraire en France au dix-huitième siècle : émergence d'une culture virtuelle (Dumouchel, Suzanne, author.) Frost Library; PQ265 .D85 2016

Philothérapie : roman (Abécassis, Eliette, author.) Frost Library; PQ2661.B43 P55 2016

Je suis en vie et tu ne m'entends pas : roman (Arsand, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2661.R6954 J4 2016

Paradis quartier bas (Suds 3) : roman (Audouard, Antoine.) Frost Library; PQ2661.U326 P37 2016

Otage de marque : roman (Billot, Antoine, 1961- author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.I484 O83 2016

Comment Baptiste est mort : roman (Blottière, Alain, 1954-) Frost Library; PQ2662.L674 C66 2016

Noireclaire (Bobin, Christian, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.O252 N65 2015

Défoncer la cage (Boisséson, Matthieu de, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.O549 D44 2016

Cœur-Volant : roman (Bordas, Philippe.) Frost Library; PQ2662.O6445 C64 2016

Gaston et Gontran : roman (Bouvard, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.O83 G37 2015

Morcat : journal, 2014 (Camus, Renaud, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.A544 Z46 2015

On dirait nous : roman (Cauwelaert, Didier van, 1960-) Frost Library; PQ2663.A8473 O5 2016

Bien-aimées (Cerf, Muriel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.E732 B54 2016

Vladimir Vladimirovitch : roman (Chambaz, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H2876 V54 2015

Brume légère sur notre amour : roman (Chapsal, Madeleine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H3323 B78 2016

La fabrique des pervers (Chauveau, Sophie, 1953- author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H3666 Z46 2016

L'autofictif au petit pois : journal 2013-2014 (Chevillard, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H432 Z46 2015

L'autofictif doyen de l'humanité : journal 2014-2015 (Chevillard, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H432 Z46 2016

Le dernier des Baptiste : roman (Chevrier, Jean-Marie.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H45 D47 2016

Les ravissements du grand Moghol (Clément, Catherine, 1939-) Frost Library; PQ2663.L38 R38 2016

Des chauves-souris, des singes et des hommes : roman (Constant, Paule, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.O575 D58 2016

Zazous : roman (Cortanze, Gérard de, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.O7223 Z39 2016

Montvert-les-Bains : roman (Denuzière, Maurice, 1926-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E616 M66 2016

Dispersez-vous, ralliez-vous! : roman (Djian, Philippe, 1949-) Frost Library; PQ2664.J5 D57 2016

33 chambres d'amour : fictions (Emmanuel, François, 1952-) Frost Library; PQ2665.M53 A73 2016

Mémoire de fille (Ernaux, Annie, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2665.R67 Z46 2016

Au pays du p'tit : roman (Fargues, Nicolas.) Frost Library; PQ2666.A7268 A93 2015

Destiny : récit (Fleutiaux, Pierrette, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.L43 D48 2016

Le mystère Henri Pick : roman (Foenkinos, David, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.O23 M97 2016

Le plus beau jour : théâtre (Foenkinos, David, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.O23 P58 2016

Trois jours avec Norman Jail : roman (Fottorino, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.O78 T76 2016

Je me souviens de tous vos rêves (Frégni, René.) Frost Library; PQ2666.R35915 J4 2016

Les vies multiples de Jeremiah Reynolds : roman (Garcin, Christian, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A6857 V54 2016

Leucate univers : roman (Gavarry, Gérard.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A97474 L48 2016

Libera me : suite et fin (Gibault, François, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.I213 Z46 2015

L'arracheuse de dents : roman (Giesbert, Franz-Olivier, 1949-) Frost Library; PQ2667.I28 A77 2016

La planète Nemausa (Giudicelli, Christian, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.I9 P53 2016

Le chef-d'oeuvre de Michel Houellebecq (Goux, Didier, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.O882 C44 2016

Le retour de Russie (Gran, Iegor, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.R311 R46 2016

Hervé Guibert : formes du fantasme (Cavallo, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.U4612 Z57 2016

Le cosaque de la rue Garibaldi : roman (Gutman, Claude.) Frost Library; PQ2667.U79 C67 2016

Apparitions : brèves (Janvier, Ludovic.) Frost Library; PQ2670.A55 A79 2016

Le grand jeu (Kemp, Percy, author.) Frost Library; PQ2671.E44 G73 2016

Et j'ai su que ce trésor était pour moi : roman (Laclavetine, Jean-Marie, 1954-) Frost Library; PQ2672.A2353 E78 2016

En toute liberté : abécédaire intime (Lapouge, Gilles, 1923-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.A63 E58 2015

Celle que vous croyez : roman (Laurens, Camille.) Frost Library; PQ2672.A78365 C45 2016

Un beau début : roman (Laurrent, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.A8265 B43 2016

Géographies de la mémoire : récit (Le Guillou, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E112 Z46 2016

Je ne me souviens pas (Lindon, Mathieu.) Frost Library; PQ2672.I385 J4 2016

Vends maison de famille : roman (Lorrain, François-Guillaume, 1970- author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.O742 V46 2016

Le sommeil des objets : notes sur le rebut (Millet, Richard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.I3372 S65 2016

La vie avec Lacan (Millot, Catherine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.I3394 Z46 2016

Ladivine (NDiaye, Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2674.D53 N39413 2016

Bonnes nouvelles de Chassignet (Oberlé, Gérard, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.B38 B66 2016

Charmer, s'égarer et mourir : roman (Orban, Christine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.R33 C43 2016

L'origine de nos amours : roman (Orsenna, Erik, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.R7 O75 2016