French Research Guide

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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 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.

Primary Sources

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.

French Newspapers & Magazines


Le Monde

Le Figaro



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    Rethinking the age of revolutions : France and the birth of the modern world Frost Library; DC155 .R47 2018

    Napoleon : passion, death and resurrection, 1815 -1840 (Dwyer, Philip G., author.) Frost Library; DC203 .D89 2018

    Napoleon : a life (Zamoyski, Adam, author.) Frost Library; DC203 .Z36 2018

    The wars of the French Revolution, 1792-1801 (Esdaile, Charles J., author.) Frost Library; DC220 .E84 2018

    Napoleon's 1796 Italian campaign (Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831, author.) Frost Library; DC223.4 .C5513 2018

    The invisible emperor : Napoleon on Elba from exile to escape (Braude, Mark, author.) Frost Library; DC238 .B738 2018

    The tears of the Black man (Mabanckou, Alain, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; DC34.5.B55 M3313 2018

    Radicalized loyalties : becoming Muslim in the West (Truong, Fabien, author.) Frost Library; DC34.5.M87 T7813 2018

    France : a history : from Gaul to de Gaulle (Norwich, John Julius, 1929-2018, author.) Frost Library; DC38 .N647 2018

    Le syndrome de 1940 : un trou noir mémoriel? Frost Library; DC397 .S96 2015

    Revolution française : Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation (Pedder, Sophie, author.) Frost Library; DC430 .P43 2018

    Histoire du Tarn Frost Library; DC611.T184 H57 2018

    Conquerors of the Roman Empire : the Franks (MacDowall, Simon, author.) Frost Library; DC64 .M33 2018

    The return of Alsace to France, 1918-1939 (Carrol, Alison, 1979- author.) Frost Library; DC650.5 .C36 2018

    Paris on the brink (McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; DC715 .M384 2018

    The milk bowl of feathers : essential surrealist writings Frost Library; PQ1145.S8 M55 2018

    Théâtre de femmes de l'Ancien Régime Frost Library; PQ1215 .T44 2014

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

    Paper gardens : a stroll through French literature (Bloch-Dano, Evelyne, author.) Frost Library; PQ145.1.G345 B5613 2018

    Les écrivains et la politique en France : de l'affaire Dreyfus à la guerre d'Algérie (Sapiro, Gisèle, author.) Frost Library; PQ145.4.P65 S37 2018

    The Roman de la rose in its philosophical context : art, nature, and ethics (Morton, Jonathan, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; PQ1529 .M67 2018

    The Juggler of Notre Dame and the medievalizing of modernity (Ziolkowski, Jan M., 1956-) Frost Library; PQ1534.T5 Z56 2018

    Les Œvres (1579) (Du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste, seigneur, 1544-1590, author.) Frost Library; PQ1613 .A163 2018

    Le neveu de Rameau (Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784, author.) Frost Library; PQ1979 .A66 2017

    Musique et pantomime dans Le neveu de Rameau Frost Library; PQ1979.A663 M87 2016

    Le philosophe et l'original : étude du Neveu de Rameau (Pujol, Stéphane, author.) Frost Library; PQ1979.A663 P85 2016

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

    Le moment Beccaria : naissance du droit pénal moderne (1764-1810) Frost Library; PQ2105.A2 B56 2018

    The poems in prose, with La fanfarlo (Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867.) Frost Library; PQ2191 .A2 1989

    Baudelaire : the complete verse (Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867.) Frost Library; PQ2191 .A263 1986

    All that is evident is suspect : readings from the Oulipo 1963-2018 Frost Library; PQ22.O8 A45 2018

    Sappho (Daudet, Alphonse, 1840-1897, author.) Frost Library; PQ2216 .S313 2018

    Approaches to teaching Hugo's Les misérables Frost Library; PQ2286 .A87 2018

    Graziella : a novel (Lamartine, Alphonse de, 1790-1869, author.) Frost Library; PQ2325.G6 E5 2018

    The book (Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898, author.) Frost Library; PQ2344 .L513 2018

    Charles Nodier, le politique masqué (Kupiec, Anne, author.) Frost Library; PQ2376.N6 Z737 2018

    A season in hell ; and, Illuminations (Rimbaud, Arthur, 1854-1891.) Frost Library; PQ2387.R5 S3 1991

    The world upside down in 16th-century French literature and visual culture (Robert-Nicoud, Vincent Corentin, 1987- author.) Frost Library; PQ239 .R628 2018

    Essais sur l'imaginaire de George Sand (Bernard-Griffiths, S. (Simone) author.) Frost Library; PQ2417 .B47 2018

    Versailles meets the Taj Mahal (Beasley, Faith Evelyn, author.) Frost Library; PQ245 .B39 2018

    Correspondance générale de Verlaine (Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896.) Frost Library; PQ2464 .A2 2005

    Paul Verlaine : his life his work (Lepelletier, Edmond, 1846-1913.) Frost Library; PQ2464 .L42 2017

    Éditer et relire la correspondance de Zola Frost Library; PQ2538 .E35 2018

    Lire l'humain : Aragon, Ponge : esthétiques croisées (Trouvé, Alain, author.) Frost Library; PQ2601.R2 Z946 2018

    Mad love = L'amour fou (Breton, André, 1896-1966.) Frost Library; PQ2603.R35 A813 1987

    Albert Camus, Aimé Césaire : poétiques de la révolte Frost Library; PQ2605.A3734 Z54623 2018

    Dictionnaire Colette Frost Library; PQ2605.O28 Z459 2018

    Romain Gary, une voix dans le siècle Frost Library; PQ2613.A58 Z868 2018

    Romain Gary ou le deuil de la France libre : d'Éducation européenne à La promesse de l'aube (Roumette, Julien, author.) Frost Library; PQ2613.A58 Z87 2018

    André Gide, aujourd'hui et plus que jamais : Et nunc manet in vobis (Méron, Evelyne, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2613.I2 Z786 2018

    Un hosanna sans fin (Ormesson, Jean d', 1925-2017, author.) Frost Library; PQ2629.R58 Z466 2018

    Proust et Versailles Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z644 2018

    Proust et les sciences (Ollivier, Jean-Pierre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z795 2018

    Paul Valéry et les écrivains (Journées Paul Valéry (7th : 2017 : Musée Paul Valéry)) Frost Library; PQ2643.A26 Z725 2017

    "We met in Paris" : Grace Frick and her life with Marguerite Yourcenar (Howard, Joan E., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2649.O8 Z713 2018

    Enchanted islands : picturing the allure of conquest in eighteenth-century France (Sheriff, Mary D., author.) Frost Library; PQ265 .S58 2018

    Le milieu de terrain : roman (Besson, Patrick, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.E8618 M55 2018

    Femme prenant plaisir à ses fureurs : roman (Billetdoux, Marie, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.I465 F56 2018

    Un an et un jour : roman (Bruckner, Pascal, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.R763 A76 2018

    Time is a killer (Bussi, Michel, 1965- author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.U845 T4613 2018

    Emmanuel Carrère : faire effraction dans le réel Frost Library; PQ2663.A7678 Z62 2018

    La révolte : roman (Dupont-Monod, Clara, 1973- author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U6464 R48 2018

    En marche! : conte philosophique (Duteurtre, Benoît, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U812 E6 2018

    Attache le coeur : instantanés camerounais (Fargues, Nicolas, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.A7268 A88 2018

    Salina, les trois exils : roman (Gaudé, Laurent, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A873 S35 2018

    Idiotie (Guyotat, Pierre, 1940-) Frost Library; PQ2667.U9 Z46 2018

    Desirable body (Haddad, Hubert, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.A314 C6713 2018

    Sérotonine : roman (Houellebecq, Michel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.O77 S47 2019

    Houellebecq, l'art de la consolation (Novak-Lechevalier, Agathe, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.O77 Z774 2018

    Double-cœur : roman (Jardin, Alexandre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2670.A68 D68 2018

    Le voyage du canapé-lit (Jourde, Pierre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2670.O9768 V69 2019

    Spirales vagabondes : et autres parallèles inédites en labyrinthe (Mansour, Joyce, 1928-1986, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.A5 A6 2018

    Sleep of memory (Modiano, Patrick, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.O3 S6 2018

    Wishes (Perec, Georges, 1936-1982, author.) Frost Library; PQ2676.E67 V6313 2018

    L'enfant d'Ingolstadt (Quignard, Pascal, author.) Frost Library; PQ2677.U486 E54 2018

    La physique amusante (Réda, Jacques, 1929-) Frost Library; PQ2678.E28 P49 2009

    Dusty pink (Schuhl, Jean-Jacques, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.C415 R613 2018

    Hôtel Waldheim : roman (Vallejo, François, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2682.A3918 H68 2018

    Capitaine : roman (Bosc, Adrien, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2702.O755 C37 2018

    Interior (Clerc, Thomas, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2703.L47 I5813 2018

    François, portrait d'un absent (Ferrier, Michaël, author.) Frost Library; PQ2706.E775 Z46 2018

    Histoire de la souffrance (Garcia, Tristan, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2707.A75 H57 2019

    Le lambeau (Lançon, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.A495 Z46 2018

    History of violence (Louis, Édouard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.O895 H5713 2018

    Le sillon (Manteau, Valérie, 1985- author.) Frost Library; PQ2713.A37815 S55 2018

    Leurs enfants après eux : roman (Mathieu, Nicolas, 1978- author.) Frost Library; PQ2713.A8767 L48 2018

    Ce qui nous revient : roman (Royer, Corinne, author.) Frost Library; PQ2718.O896 C47 2019

    Vous n'avez pas vu Violette? : nouvelles (Sizun, Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.I98 A6 2017

    Les soeurs aux yeux bleus : roman (Sizun, Marie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2719.I98 S64 2019

    The politics of love : queer heterosexuality in nineteenth-century French literature (Foerster, Maxime, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PQ293.M39 F64 2018

    Diaries real and fictional in twentieth-century French writing (Ferguson, Sam, 1985- author.) Frost Library; PQ307.A65 F47 2018

    La passion de l'impossible : une histoire du récit au XXe siècle (Rabaté, Dominique, author.) Frost Library; PQ307.I557 R23 2018

    Le queer impérial : male homoerotic desire in francophone colonial and postcolonial literature (Everett, Julin, author.) Frost Library; PQ3897 .E94 2018

    Portrait of a husband with the ashes of his wife (Bouyoucas, Pan, author.) Frost Library; PQ3919.2.B65 P6713 2018

    Blueberries and apricots : poems (Kanapé Fontaine, Natasha, 1991-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3919.3.K36 A6 2018

    Migrant brothers : a poet's declaration of human dignity (Chamoiseau, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.C45 F7413 2018

    Moi, Tituba sorcière-- : noire de Salem (Condé, Maryse.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.C65 M58 1995

    Maître-minuit : roman (Orcel, Makenzy, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3949.3.O72 M35 2018

    Disoriental (Djavadi, Négar, 1969- author.) Frost Library; PQ3979.3.D53 D4713 2018

    Senegalese literature : a critical history (Blair, Dorothy S.) Frost Library; PQ3988.5.S38 B55 1984