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LIBRARY GUIDE TO FRH 3800 - Survey of French Literature

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Resources that provide suggested articles and books on French authors and works:

The Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cambridge Companions provide overviews of literary movements, periods and authors such as Moliere, Flaubert, Sartre, or Camus. They include bibliographies.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Historical survey of the most important critics and theorists, critical schools, and movements in literary theory and criticism. Includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries, including the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. See entries on French theory and criticism, organized by period. There are also entries on specific critics like Flaubert, Foucault or Rousseau.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)
An extensive scholarly reference book covering authors, books and various topics in literature. Each chapter provides an extensive bibliography. Of special interest:

Scholarly articles at KL
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MLA International Bibliography
The most comprehensive database to search for books, book chapters, articles and websites published on modern languages, literatures, and folklore. To learn how to search for articles on French literature in MLA, view our tutorial (4mn).

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR
Hundreds of full-text journals in a variety of subject areas, including French / Francophone literature and history. Coverage of most journals extends back to the journal's first issue (sometimes in the 1800s) up to, but not including the last few years. Tips for searching: always choose "advanced search"; select "History" or "Language and Literature" from the list of disciplines.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE
A collection of journals in the humanities and social sciences, including French studies.

Important journals in French studies: More journals on French literature at Kresge Library: French literature History and criticism Periodicals.
French articles online
Persée: online collection of French scholarly journals in open access.

Cairn.info: another online collection of French scholarly journals, including French literature, in open access.

Isidore: a new search engine that searches the collections of Cairn, Persee, and many more online resources in the humanities and social sciences.

List of French-language journals and reviews (maintained by the French department at Lehman College, CUNY)
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Library OneSearch
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A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.

Free online books
Claire de Duras, Ourika

Wikisource (a free collection of French books in the public domain)

Gallica (digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
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