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French Language & Literature

Librarian:
John L. Logan
Office: Firestone B-13-P
Phone: 609-258-3296

Core Resources

Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.
Citations to books, articles, and book reviews. English is to be understood in the broadest international sense. ABELL is an excellent complement to the MLA International Bibliography.
Provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras.
Provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras.
Bilingual dictionaries pairing English with Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

Important Resources

Includes 2000 French-language literary, religious, philosophical, political and scientific works from the 13th to 20th centuries. Includes the Tresor de la Langue Francaise dictionary
Indexes poems in anthologies by title, first line, author, and subject, as well as providing the full text of thousands of poems.
Provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras.
Provides full text of biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and other resources on authors of all categories and eras.
Access to essays and articles published in collections, with emphasis on works in the humanities and social sciences.
Citations and abstracts to articles in multiple languages in the humanities and social sciences. Online version of Bulletin Signaletique, published by the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S.).
Digital library of French and francophone culture maintained by the Bibliotheque nationale de France. Contains numerous electronic texts, images, maps, music scores, animation, and sound files of French and other publications and manuscripts in history, literature, music, art, science, philosophy, law, economics, and political science.
Humanities Full Text  (1984+)  
Indexes articles in the fields of archaeology and classical studies, film, folklore, gender studies, history, journalism, communications, language, literature, literary and political criticism, performing arts, philosophy, religion, etc.
Texts of art criticism by notable French and other artists and writers, specifically focused on salons and important literary works written from 1741 to 1927. This important primary resource includes works of aesthetics, philosophy and art history by such individuals as Apollinaire, Balzac, Baudelaire, Chateaubriand, Delacroix, Diderot, Dumas, Falconet, Gauguin, Mallarme, de Maupassant, Michelet, Proust, Rodin, Sand, Stendhal, Viollet-le-Duc, Winckelmann, and Zola.
Indexes journals covering all aspects of the study of languages, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.
Project Muse    
Full-text articles from more than 100 scholarly journals in history and the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences

Related Resources

Ebsco Academic Search  (1975+)  
Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals
Eighteenth-Century Fiction  (1700-1780)  
Full-text access to a small selection of British prose from 1700-1780.
140 volumes of poetry by 50 poets published by the distinguished 20th century poetry publisher Faber & Faber.
Full-text of more than 100 dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press
ProQuest Research Library  (Mid 1970s+. (Highly selective earlier coverage))  
Abstracting, indexing, and select full text of many core scholarly journals, magazines and major newspapers for information on a broad range of subjects.
Short Story Index  (1915+)  
Provides citations to short stories written in or translated into English published in short story collections as well as periodicals indexed by the Reader's Guide and the Humanities Index.

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