French Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • 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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    Anne de France Frost Library; DC107.2 .A56 2014

    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

    Nationalizing France's Army : Foreign, Black, and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831 (Tozzi, Christopher J., 1986- author.) Frost Library; DC152.5 .T66 2016

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

    A taste for Provence (Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz, author.) Frost Library; DC611.P958 H595 2016

    Decolonizing the republic : African and Caribbean migrants in postwar Paris, 1946-1974 (Germain, Félix F., author.) Frost Library; DC718.A34 G47 2016

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

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

    Aiol : chanson de geste (XIIe-XIIIe siècles) Frost Library; PQ1419 .A4 2016

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

    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

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

    Death and tenses : posthumous presence in early modern France (Kenny, Neil, author.) Frost Library; PQ231 .K46 2015

    Vision in the novels of George Sand (Mathias, Manon, 1984-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2419 .M38 2016

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

    Anicet, or, The Panorama (Aragon, 1897-1982, author.) Frost Library; PQ2601.R2 A713 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

    Ensemble encore : suivi de Perambulans in noctem (Bonnefoy, Yves, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.O533 A6 2016

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

    Films without images : three radio plays : Gilles de Rais, Sarajevo, and the divine Aretino (Cendrars, Blaise, 1887-1961.) Frost Library; PQ2605.E55 F513 2012

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

    François Mauriac on race, war, politics, and religion : the Great War through the 1960s (Mauriac, François, 1885-1970, author.) Frost Library; PQ2625.A93 A6 2015

    Proustiennes (Frémon, Jean, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z599513 2016

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

    One hundred twenty-one days (Audin, Michèle, author.) Frost Library; PQ2661.U3215 C4613 2016

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

    Deux remords de Claude Monet : roman (Bernard, Michel, 1958 December 14- author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.E6913 D48 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

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

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

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

    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'autre qu'on adorait : roman (Cusset, Catherine, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.U84 A98 2016

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

    L'absente : roman (Duroy, Lionel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U6887 A63 2016

    Livre pour adultes : roman (Duteurtre, Benoît, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U812 L58 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

    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

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

    Écoutez nos défaites : roman (Gaudé, Laurent, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A873 E28 2016

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

    Le voyage de M. de Balzac à Turin : roman (Genève, Max, 1945- author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.E479 V69 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

    Petits riens pour jours absolus : poèmes (Goffette, Guy.) Frost Library; PQ2667.O37 P47 2016

    La valse des arbres et du ciel : roman (Guenassia, Jean-Michel.) Frost Library; PQ2667.U256 V35 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

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

    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

    L'attentat de Sarajevo : récit (Perec, Georges, 1936-1982, author.) Frost Library; PQ2676.E67 A93 2016

    Le silence (Pirotte, Jean-Claude, 1939-2014.) Frost Library; PQ2676.I69 S55 2016

    Le retour : roman (Pleynet, Marcelin, 1933-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2676.L4 R48 2016

    La voix de ma mère (Racine, Bruno, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.A2417 Z46 2016

    Le tiers livre des reconnaissances (Réda, Jacques, 1929-) Frost Library; PQ2678.E28 T62 2015

    Bella figura (Reza, Yasmina, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.E955 B45 2015

    L'homme qui brûlait d'être Dieu (Riou, Jean-Michel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.I575 H66 2016

    L'angoisse de la page folle (Saint-André, Alix de, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.A4324 A84 2016

    Le sentiment de l'inachevé (Sampiero, Dominique, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.A52664 S46 2016

    Inch' Allah : [roman] (Sinoué, Gilbert, 1947-) Frost Library; PQ2679.I645 I53 2010

    L'insouciance : roman (Tuil, Karine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2680.U48 I57 2016

    Loin de nos bases (Velter, André.) Frost Library; PQ2682.E5238 L64 2016

    L'enchantement du monde : roman (Weber, Olivier.) Frost Library; PQ2683.E158 E53 2015

    Un instant de grâce (Boulouque, Clémence.) Frost Library; PQ2702.O89 I57 2016

    Vers la nuit : roman (Bunisset, Isabelle, author.) Frost Library; PQ2702.U55 V47 2016

    Le renversement des pôles : roman (Côte, Nathalie, 1971- author.) Frost Library; PQ2703.O8635 R46 2015

    Les putes voilées n'iront jamais au paradis! : roman (Djavann, Chahdortt, author.) Frost Library; PQ2704.J39 P87 2016

    Les âmes rouges : roman (Greveillac, Paul, 1981-) Frost Library; PQ2707.R488 A44 2016

    Gratis : roman (Herzog, Félicité, 1968-) Frost Library; PQ2708.E795 G73 2015

    Rhapsodie française : roman (Laurain, Antoine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.A678 R43 2016

    Pour vous servir : roman (Mougin, Véronique, author.) Frost Library; PQ2713.O94 P68 2015

    Erable : roman (Rothschild, Saskia de, author.) Frost Library; PQ2718.O8763 E73 2015

    Chanson douce : roman (Slimani, Leïla, 1981-) Frost Library; PQ2719.L56 C43 2016

    L'étrangère (Toranian, Valérie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2720.O72 E87 2015

    Dans la jungle : roman (Vannouvong, Agnès, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2722.A65 D36 2016

    The censorship effect : Baudelaire, Flaubert, and the formation of French modernism (Olmsted, William, author.) Frost Library; PQ283 .O65 2016

    Confronting evil : the psychology of secularization in modern French literature (Powers, Scott M., author.) Frost Library; PQ307.E87 P69 2016

    Branding the 'Beur' author : minority writing and the media in France, 1983-2013 (Kleppinger, Kathryn A., author.) Frost Library; PQ307.N67 K64 2015

    Postcolonial counterpoint : orientalism, France, and the Maghreb (Laroussi, Farid, author.) Frost Library; PQ307.O75 L37 2016

    Rootedness : the ramifications of a metaphor (Wampole, Christy, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; PQ307.R63 W36 2016

    Women lovers, or The third woman (Barney, Natalie Clifford, author.) Frost Library; PQ3939.B3 A813 2016

    Le miroir d'Anabelle : et autres récits (Trouillot, Lyonel.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.T76 M57 2016

    Publishing Africa in French : literary institutions and decolonization 1945-1967 (Bush, Ruth, 1983-) Frost Library; PQ3980 .B87 2016