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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    Marie Antoinette's darkest days : Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie (Bashor, Will, author.) Frost Library; DC137.17 .B37 2016

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

    French Foreign Policy since 1945 : An Introduction (Bozo, Frédéric, author.) Frost Library; DC404 .B6613 2016

    Le syndrome Foccart : la politique française en Afrique, de 1959 à nos jours (Bat, Jean-Pierre, author.) Frost Library; DC59.8.A35 B37 2012

    L'Afrique et les relations franco-américaines des années soixante (Durand, Pierre-Michel.) Frost Library; DC59.8.U5 D87 2007

    The Charlemagne legend in medieval latin texts Frost Library; DC73 .C53 2016

    When Paris sizzled (McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; DC737 .M35 2016

    Histoire de Romans-sur-Isère Frost Library; DC801.R75 H57 2016

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

    The History of William Marshal Frost Library; PQ1483.G75 E5 2016

    Les écoles de pensée du XIIe siècle et la littérature romane (oc et oïl) Frost Library; PQ151 .E28 2016

    Le livre des epistres du debat sus le Rommant de la rose (Christine, de Pisan, approximately 1364-approximately 1431.) Frost Library; PQ1529 .C47 2014

    Montaigne à l'étranger : voyages avérés, possibles et imaginés Frost Library; PQ1643 .M663 2016

    Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 (Molière, 1622-1673.) Frost Library; PQ1831 .A48 2001

    Bernardin de Saint-Pierre : idées, réseaux, réception Frost Library; PQ2065.Z5 B475 2016

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

    Barbey d'Aurevilly : le satanisme et le fantastique : deux études (Orsini, François, author.) Frost Library; PQ2189.B32 Z6865 2016

    The unbridled tongue : babble and gossip in Renaissance France (Butterworth, Emily, author.) Frost Library; PQ239 .B88 2016

    The mysteries of Paris (Sue, Eugène, 1804-1857, author.) Frost Library; PQ2446.M7 E5 2015

    Double over : blackcattish stories (Allais, Alphonse, 1854-1905, author.) Frost Library; PQ2601.L6 A6613 2016

    Henri Duchemin and his shadows (Bove, Emmanuel, 1898-1945, author.) Frost Library; PQ2603.O87 H4613 2015

    Camus and the challenge of political thought : between despair and hope (Hayden, Patrick, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2605.A3734 Z65969 2016

    Abahn, Sabana, David (Duras, Marguerite, author.) Frost Library; PQ2607.U8245 A6213 2016

    André Malraux et la reine de Saba : essai (Perrier, Jean-Claude, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2625.A716 Z796 2016

    À la recherche de Robert Proust : essai (Margerie, Diane de, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z765 2016

    Beaux rivages : roman (Bouraoui, Nina, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.O7755 B43 2016

    À tombeau ouvert : roman (Chambaz, Bernard.) Frost Library; PQ2663.H2876 T65 2016

    Bye bye blondie (Despentes, Virginie, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E7895 B3913 2016

    Mon amie américaine (Halberstadt, Michèle, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.A3637 M6613 2016

    Mend the living (Kerangal, Maylis de, author.) Frost Library; PQ2671.E64 M4613 2016

    Pétronille (Nothomb, Amélie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2674.O778 P4713 2015

    Les larmes : roman (Quignard, Pascal, author.) Frost Library; PQ2677.U486 L36 2016

    Babylone (Reza, Yasmina, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.E955 B33 2016

    L'homme qui voyait à travers les visages : roman (Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.C37844 H66 2016

    Dans la paix des saisons : roman (Signol, Christian, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.I348 D36 2016

    Complots (Sollers, Philippe, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.O4 C66 2016

    Comme une respiration (Teulé, Jean, author.) Frost Library; PQ2680.E848 C66 2016

    Constellation (Bosc, Adrien, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2702.O755 C6613 2016

    Les écrivains dans la tourmente de la Première Guerre mondiale Frost Library; PQ307.W3 E27 2016

    Inter-tech(s) : colonialism and the question of technology in Francophone literature (Curto, Roxanna Nydia, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3897 .C87 2016

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

    Hérémakhonon (Condé, Maryse.) Frost Library; PQ3949.2.C65 H413 1982

    The happy marriage : a novel (Ben Jelloun, Tahar, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.J4 B6613 2016

    Le monde est mon langage (Mabanckou, Alain, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.2.M217 Z46 2016

    Our Lady of the Nile (Mukasonga, Scholastique, author.) Frost Library; PQ3989.3.M843 N6813 2014