French Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Web
  • French Newspapers & Magazines
  • New Titles
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.
  • JSTOR
    Full-text backfiles of over two 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)

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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.

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    Exile, imprisonment, or death : the politics of disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789 (Swann, Julian, author.) Frost Library; DC110 .S936 2017

    Diane de Poitiers (Cloulas, Ivan.) Frost Library; DC114.5 .C6 1997

    Be a perfect man : Christian masculinity and the Carolingian aristocracy (Romig, Andrew J., author.) Frost Library; DC70 .R66 2017

    A Paris all your own : bestselling women writers on the City of Light Frost Library; DC707 .P134 2017

    Paris in the sixties Frost Library; DC707 .P232 2001

    Warum soll man nicht auf bessere Zeiten hoffen : ein Leben in Briefen (Klemperer, Victor, 1881-1960, author.) Frost Library; PC2064.K5 A4 2017

    Artus de Bretagne Frost Library; PQ1425 .A55 2017

    La pluralité des mondes : le récit de voyage de 1945 à nos jours (Thouroude, Guillaume, author.) Frost Library; PQ145.6.T7 T56 2017

    In the skin of a beast : sovereignty and animality in medieval France (McCracken, Peggy, author.) Frost Library; PQ155.H43 M33 2017

    L'arbre des batailles (Bonet, Honoré, active 1378-1398, author.) Frost Library; PQ1551.B7 A83 2017

    The school of Montaigne in early modern Europe (Boutcher, Warren, author.) Frost Library; PQ1643 .B673 2017

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

    Rousseau on stage : playwright, musician, spectator Frost Library; PQ2105 .R687 2017

    Approaches to teaching Baudelaire's prose poems Frost Library; PQ2191.Z5 A666 2017

    Baudelaire (Natta, Marie-Christine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2191.Z5 N38 2017

    Voyage around my room : selected works of Xavier deMaistre (Maistre, Xavier de, 1763-1852.) Frost Library; PQ2342.M3 A27 1994

    The disappearance of Émile Zola : love, literature and the Dreyfus case (Rosen, Michael, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2528 .R67 2017

    Cinepoems and others (Fondane, Benjamin, 1898-1944, author.) Frost Library; PQ2611.O63 A2 2016

    Benjamin Fondane's Ulysses : bilingual edition (Fondane, Benjamin, 1898-1944, author.) Frost Library; PQ2611.O63 U4913 2017

    Poems (Alain-Fournier, 1886-1914, author.) Frost Library; PQ2611.O85 A2 2016

    Melville : a novel (Giono, Jean, 1895-1970, author.) Frost Library; PQ2613.I57 P6513 2017

    Au palais des images, les spectres sont rois : écrits anthumes : 1922-1967 (Nougé, Paul.) Frost Library; PQ2627.O82 A95 2017

    Letters to his neighbor (Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 A2 2017

    Ein Sommer mit Proust (Zschokke, Matthias, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z9885 2017

    El little príncipe (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944, author.) Frost Library; PQ2637.A274 P4182 2016

    Indocile : roman (Bichet, Yves, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.I36 I54 2017

    Dans l'épaisseur de la chair : roman (Blas de Roblès, Jean-Marie, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.L354 D36 2017

    Island of Point Nemo (Blas de Roblès, Jean-Marie, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.L354 I4413 2017

    Le jour d'avant : roman (Chalandon, Sorj, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H2615 J68 2017

    Détartre et désinfecte (Chevillard, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H432 D483 2017

    L'autofictif à l'assaut des cartels : journal 2015-2016 (Chevillard, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H432 Z46 2017

    Notre vie dans les forêts : roman (Darrieussecq, Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.A7214 N68 2017

    Vernon Subutex : roman (Despentes, Virginie, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E7895 V47 2015

    Taba-Taba : roman (Deville, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E8495 T33 2017

    Ce léger rien des choses qui ont fui : poèmes (Duault, Alain, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U23 C397 2017

    Atlantic Island (Duvert, Tony, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U86 I413 2017

    Les bourgeois : roman (Ferney, Alice, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.E6967 B68 2017

    Le chat qui tombe : et autres histoires noires (Frégni, René, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.R35915 C5 2017

    Fendre l'armure (Gavalda, Anna, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A97472 F46 2017

    Un loup pour l'homme : roman (Giraud, Brigitte, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.I68365 L68 2017

    Tiens ferme ta couronne : roman (Haenel, Yannick, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.A326 T54 2017

    La muette : roman (Lacroix, Alexandre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.A242655 M84 2017

    Kong : roman (Le Bris, Michel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E2118 K66 2017

    Perdre la tête : roman (Leclair, Bertrand, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E2145 P47 2017

    La Ronde de nuit. (Modiano, Patrick, 1945-) Frost Library; PQ2673.O3 R6

    Frappe-toi le cœur : roman (Nothomb, Amélie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2674.O778 F73 2017

    Bakhita : roman (Olmi, Véronique, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.L48 B35 2017

    W, or, The memory of childhood (Perec, Georges, 1936-1982.) Frost Library; PQ2676.E67 W213 1988

    Christian Prigent : trou(v)er sa langue avec des inédits de Christian Prigent Frost Library; PQ2676.R48 Z57 2017

    La chambre des époux : roman (Reinhardt, Éric, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.E357 C43 2017

    Ma vie sans moi, roman (Rheims, Nathalie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.H42 M38 2017

    Get well soon (Roger, Marie-Sabine, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.O3335 B6613 2017

    Souvenirs de la marée basse : roman (Thomas, Chantal, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2680.H493 S68 2017

    Antione Volodine, l'affolement des langues (Soulès, Dominique, 1964- author.) Frost Library; PQ2682.O436 Z83 2017

    Les histoires de Franz : roman (Winckler, Martin, author.) Frost Library; PQ2683.I456 H57 2017

    Les vacances : roman (Wolkenstein, Julie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2683.O47 V33 2017

    L'avancée de la nuit (Alikavazovic, Jakuta, author.) Frost Library; PQ2701.L52 A84 2017

    Sa mère : roman (Azzeddine, Saphia, author.) Frost Library; PQ2701.Z94 S3 2017

    The seventh function of language (Binet, Laurent, author.) Frost Library; PQ2702.I57 S4713 2017

    Ascension : roman (Delecroix, Vincent, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2704.E347 A73 2017

    Un certain M. Piekielny : roman (Désérable, François-Henri, author.) Frost Library; PQ2704.E838 C47 2017

    La beauté des jours : roman (Gallay, Claudie, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2707.A45 B43 2017

    Comment vivre en héros? : roman (Humbert, Fabrice, author.) Frost Library; PQ2708.U43 C65 2017

    Point cardinal : roman (Récondo, Léonor de, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2718.E24 P65 2017

    Femme à la mobylette : roman ; suivi de À la recherche du sixième continent (Seigle, Jean-Luc, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.E388 F46 2017

    L'absente de Noël (Silla, Karine, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.I443 A63 2017

    Sciences de la vie : roman (Sorman, Joy, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.O76 S35 2017

    Penser l'Amérique : de l'observation à l'inscription Frost Library; PQ283 .P36 2017

    Dany Laferrière : écrirevoir : essai (Joqueviel-Bourjea, Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ3919.2.L163 Z69 2017

    Incendies [videorecording] Frost Library; PQ3919.2.M665 I5319

    We are what we love (Pozier, Bernard, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3919.2.P66 A2 2016

    A crossing of hearts (Tremblay, Michel, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3919.2.T73 T68513 2017

    Odious Caribbean women and the palpable aesthetics of transgression (Francis, Gladys M., author.) Frost Library; PQ3940 .F725 2017

    Staging creolization : women's theater and performance from the French Caribbean (Sahakian, Emily, author.) Frost Library; PQ3943 .S24 2017

    Le fabuleux et triste destin d'Ivan et d'Ivana : roman (Condé, Maryse, author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.C65 F33 2017

    The complete poetry of Aimé Cesaire (Césaire, Aimé, author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.C44 A2 2017

    Thinking in public : faith, secular humanism, and development in Jacques Roumain (Joseph, Celucien L., author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.R73 Z693 2017

    L'empereur à pied : roman (Majdalani, Charif, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3979.3.M34 E67 2017

    Le concept et le roman : philosopher avec la littérature en Afrique noire (Diallo, Mounirou, author.) Frost Library; PQ3980.5 .D535 2017

    Scoring race : jazz, fiction, and Francophone Africa (Higginson, Pim, author.) Frost Library; PQ3980.5 .H54 2017

    State (Ndi, Gilbert Shang, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3984 .N35 2017

    Approaches to teaching the works of Assia Djebar Frost Library; PQ3989.2.D57 Z528 2017

    L'insoumise de la Porte de Flandre : roman (Laroui, Fouad, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.L29 I68 2017

    Black Moses (Mabanckou, Alain, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.M217 P4813 2017

    En compagnie des hommes : roman (Tadjo, Véronique, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.T25 E63 2017

    Nos richesses : roman (Adimi, Kaouther, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.A395 N67 2017

    Zabor ou les psaumes : roman (Daoud, Kamel, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.D365 Z33 2017

    Think of Lampedusa (Guébo, Josué, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.G77 A2 2017