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LIBRARY GUIDE TO FRH 4170 - 17th and 18th Century French Literature

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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.

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.

Key journal in French studies: More journals on French literature at Kresge Library: French literature History and criticism Periodicals.

List of French-language journals and reviews
(maintained by the French department at Lehman College, CUNY)
Web resources
The digital library of the French Bibliothèque Nationale provides online access to various editions of classics like the Bourgeois Gentilhomme, La Princesse de Clèves, and many others. It also includes critical studies published in French periodicals.

An online database of French language scholarly journals in the humanities, it provides access to the full-text of its articles.

Another online digital library in the humanities, with free access to full text.

English translations online

Original manuscripts online

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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.

Background information

Cambridge Companions

Some volumes focus on French literature of the 17th and 18th centuries:

Dictionary of Literary Bibliography

An extensive scholarly reference book covering authors, books and various topics in literature. Each chapter provides a bibliography. See the entries on

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