French Studies

General Interest Dictionaries

Harrap's New Standard French and English Dictionary

PC2640 H317 Info Commons Ref


New Cassell's French Dictionary

PC2640 C3 Main Ref.


Specialized Dictionaries

Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch

PC2580 W37 Main Ref.


Trésor de la Langue Française

PC2625 I4 Main Ref.


Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

First Edition, 1694

Encyclopedias

The New Oxford companion to literature in French

PQ41 .N48 1995 Main Ref.


Guide to French literature : beginnings to 1789

PQ41 .L49 1994 Main Ref.


Guide to French literature : 1789 to the present

PQ41 .L48 1992 Info Commons Ref & Main Ref


French Women Writers

PQ149 F73 1991 Main Ref.


Dictionnaire des Lettres Française

PQ41 D53 Main Ref.


Dictionnaire de littérature française contemporaine

PQ41 B66 Main Ref.


Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects.

Citation Guide
Learn about citation resources including citation guides for MLA, APA and the Chicago Manual of Style. Link to information about software for creating citations and bibliographies including Refworks and EndNote Web.

Literary Criticism

MLA Bibliography Guide

Database of articles of literary criticism and linguistics. This is the prime source. Coverage: 1963 to date.

Academic Search Complete Guide

Multidisciplinary database that includes some full-text articles. Offers full text coverage for 1,000 journals and indexing for 3,000 journals. (Full text 1992 to present) (Index 1980 to present)

Humanities International Complete

Index of the humanities literature, including archaeology, art, classical studies, folklore, history, journalism, language and literature, linguistics, performing arts, political criticism, philosophy, and religion.

Sociological Abstracts

Indexes and abstracts articles and conference proceedings from sociological journals and sociological associations (1974-present).

Online Journals

JSTOR Guide

Online access to backfiles of journal articles. It is searchable by every word on each page.

Project Muse

A collection of electronic journals. Full text of articles from journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. Covers the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Journals include such titles as French Colonial History (new for 2003), French Forum, French Historical Studies, Nineteenth Century French Studies, Northeast African Studies, Research in African Literatures, and Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa.

Further Research

ARTFL: Tr�sor de la langue fran�aise

Available to UA Faculty, Students, and Staff)
A textual database of texts from the 17th-20th centuries in literature, philosophy, arts and sciences.

Feature Films in French

This list changes as the UA Library catalog is updated. There may be some overlap between this list and the one that follows due to certain cataloging rules and some irregularities. The alphabetical list can be modified to a chronological listing if sorted by date. Check both for a more complete listing of what the library owns.


Videorecordings or Motion Pictures in French

This list changes as the UA Library catalog is updated. There may be some overlap between this list and the one above due to certain cataloging rules and some irregularities. The alphabetical list can be modified to a chronological listing if sorted by date. Check both for a more complete listing of what the library owns.


Dissertations and Theses Guide

Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. UMI offers over 1.8 million titles for purchase in microfilm or paper formats. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download. Covers: 1861-Current.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (included in Web of Kn

Multidisciplinary database through cited authors. Coverage : 1990 to date.

Bibliographie der Französischen Literaturwissenschaft

Z2171 B56 Main Ref.
Covers history and criticism of French literature.


Notable French Studies Archives

W. T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies

The core of the collection is an exhaustive bibliography of writings by and about Baudelaire.

Online Archive of California

Provides a searcheable list of finding aids from the University of California and other California institutions.

Web Resources

Table of contents:

Gateways

Francophone Literature

Selected Francophone literature from the Association of College and Research Libraries French Studies Web.Hosted at New York Universitiy Libraries.

Texts

ARTFL: Tr�sor de la langue fran�aise

A textual database of texts from the 17th-20th centuries in literature, philosophy, arts and sciences.

Bibliothèque Nationale Texts

This is an archive of FTP texts at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

French Collection, University of Virginia

This site contains a wealth of material, although some texts can only be accessed by U of V students.

Kolb-Proust Archive for Research

Created by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, this archive "offer(s) a panorama of the French culture at the turn of the century" by presenting 50 years of scholarly research on Marcel Proust conducted by Prof. Philip Kolb.

Labyrinth Library: French Literature

This includes a variety of texts.

The On-Line Books Page

This is an index to more than 6,000 English language texts in electronic format. All are free for person or non-commercial use.

French Libraries

La Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Diverse information about the Bibliothèque Nationale.

Le Catalogue BN-OPALE

An access point to the catalog of the Bibliothèque Nationale, including books since 1970, periodicals since 1960, and anonymous works from the 16th through 18th century works.

French Language Libraries In Canada

Archives nationales du Canada

The homepage for the Canadian National Archives. This site can be browsed in either French or English.

La Bibliothèque de Montréal

This page for the Biblioth`eque is available in both French and English language versions.

Bibliothèques du Québec

This is a general site with links to libraries in Québec.

La Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

Page d'accueil de la B.N.C.

La Bibliothèque nationale du Québec sur le WEB

"Le site comporte une foule d'informations sur la Bibliothèque, ses collections, ses services, ses publications, ses activites culturelles."

Other Interesting Material

Paris Pages

A collection of everything related to the City of Light

Christmas Traditions in France and in Canada

This includes information about contemporary traditions and historical traditions. It includes bibliographies.

French Language Newspapers And Magazines & Media

Foreign Newspaper Collection - Center for Research Libraries

This site offers titles of French newspapers by city. Information on ordering specific issues is also provided.

Le Soir

Le Monde Diplomatique

Le Soleil (Québec City)

Canoë- Le Journal de Montréal

Le Droit (Ottawa)

Libération

Published daily in Paris.

French Language Television Broadcasts

Live, on-demand French language television broadcasts from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. News, business and sports telecasts are available from Canada, France, Tunisia the Ivory Coast and a number of French Territories.

How To Use Library Resources

Citation Guides for Electronic Documents

Alapage: French Books in Print

A searchable database of over 40,000 items.

British Books in Print Web

A searchable version of Whitaker's, from the Internet Book Shop.

Reviews

Book Review Index Online

Index to reviews of books and serials. Online version contains reviews back to 1969.

Also available in print at Z1035.A1 B61 Info. Comm. Ref.

Book Review Digest

Z1219 .C96 Main Ref.
Index to reviews of books. Because of its many restrictions and weak coverage of the humanities it is more useful for identifying reviews of popular fiction and nonfiction than scholarly works. Reviews from 1905 - present.


Literature Resource Center

Biographical and bibliographical information on authors of fiction and non-fiction. Full text.

MLA Bibliography (literature, language, linguistics) Guide

Database of articles of literary criticism and linguistics.Coverage: 1963 to date.

Bulletin Critique du Livre Français

Z2165 B924 Main Ref.
This consists of reviews to books in French.


Index to Book Reviews in the Humanities

Z1035 A1 I63 Main Ref.
A good source for book reviews, covering the years 1960-1990.


People & Organizations

Dept. of French and Italian, University of Arizona

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

This provides biographical information for over 4,000,000 contemporary and historical figures.

Literature Resource Center

Biographical and bibliographical information on authors of fiction and non-fiction. Full text.

Course Home Pages

FREN 160A1 - The French Speaking World: Library & Internet Resources