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.
    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.


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    Anne de France Frost Library; DC107.2 .A56 2014

    Marie-Antoinette (Delalex, Hélène, author.) Frost Library; DC137.1 .D4413 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

    Paroles de liberté (Taubira, Christiane, 1952-) Frost Library; DC34 .T38 2014

    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

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

    The hidden god : a study of tragic vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the tragedies of Racine (Goldmann, Lucien, author.) Frost Library; PQ145.1.G6 G613 2016

    Philosophies du voyage : visiter l'Angleterre aux 17e-18e siècles (Gelléri, Gábor, 1976- author.) Frost Library; PQ145.6.T7 G45 2016

    Deux oraisons françoises (1576) (Leroy, Louis, -1577, author.) Frost Library; PQ1628.L62 D48 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

    Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici (McIlvenna, Una, author.) Frost Library; PQ239 .M45 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

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

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

    Partisan of things (Ponge, Francis, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.O643 P3313 2016

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

    Gate of lilacs : a verse commentary on Proust (James, Clive, 1939-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z643 2016

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

    The life of elves (Barbery, Muriel, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.A6523 V5413 2016

    Deux remords de Claude Monet : roman (Bernard, Michel, 1958 December 14-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.E6913 D48 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Le grand camouflage : écrits de dissidence, 1941-1945 (Césaire, Suzanne, 1915-1966.) Frost Library; PQ3940 .C47 2009

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

    By fire : writings on the Arab Spring (Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.J4 A2 2016

    Dieu n'habite pas la Havane : roman (Khadra, Yasmina, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.K386 D54 2016

    Infidels : a novel (Taïa, Abdellah, 1973-) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.T27 I6413 2016